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  • Red SAM: The SA-2 Guideline Anti-Aircraft Missile, New Vanguard 134, Osprey

Red SAM: The SA-2 Guideline Anti-Aircraft Missile, New Vanguard 134, Osprey

 

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The Russian SA-2, nicknamed "Red SAM,” is history's dominant antiaircraft missile. In 1960 it famously downed Gary Powers' U-2 spyplane, and two years later it was one of the missiles deployed during the Cuban Missile Crisis, which almost sparked a nuclear showdown between America and the USSR. The SA-2 was also deployed in Vietnam, North Korea, Egypt, and even the Gulf War. Using photographs, color artwork, and rare accounts from the weapon's designers, Steven J Zaloga examines the missile's development, linking this to its massive impact on Cold War air campaigns, and investigates the design changes that have helped the SA-2 stand the test of time.

Contents: 

SAM Origins

The Spyplane Menace

Operation Anadyr: the Cuban Missile Crisis

Deep Modernization

The Flying Telephone Pole in Vietnam

Operation Kavkaz: S-75 in the 1967-73 Middle East Wars

Foreign Guidelines Final Refinements

Further Reading

Color Plate Commentary

Index.

Publisher: Osprey Publishing 

Description: 48 pages, Paperback, 248 X 185 mm. 

Condition: FINE. 

Shipping weight: 320 gr.

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