Название: Soviet Airborne Forces 1930-91 Автор: David Campbell, Johnny Shumate Издательство: Osprey Publishing Серия: Osprey Elite 231 ISBN: 9781472839589 Год издания: 2020 Язык: English Cтраниц: 65 Формат: True PDF Размер: 11,9 MB
After the war ended, the VDV became independent of the Air Force and were elevated to the role of strategic asset. The newly rebuilt divisions were now organized and trained to conduct deep insertions behind enemy lines, attacking command-and-control facilities, lines of communication, and key infrastructure targets such as nuclear power plants. This training came into play in numerous Cold War confrontations, including Soviet operations in Hungary (1956) and Czechoslovakia (1968). During the Soviet war in Afghanistan (1979-89), the VDV proved to be the most formidable of the Mujahideen's opponents, with the development of the air assault concept - the transport, insertion and support of air-landed troops by helicopter rather than parachute.