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Defending Rodinu: Volume 2 - Development and Operational History of the Soviet Air Defence Force, 1961-1991 (Paperback)

Defending Rodinu: Volume 2 - Development and Operational History of the Soviet Air Defence Force, 1961-1991 By Krzysztof Dabrowski Cover Image
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"...the paranoid nature of Mother Russia is never more clearly on display than in Dabrowski's book. This work is much more than a modeler's information source. It is an excellent story of a Cold War that occasionally became very hot and lethal." -- The Journal of the Air Force Historical Foundation

In the 1950s, the Soviets had managed to grow a major Air Defense Force (PVO) capable of covering the entire airspace of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). The PVO was able to field interceptors and surface-to-air missiles to intercept even high-flying foreign reconnaissance aircraft. By the early 1960s, the Soviets managed to theoretically, seal their airspace to unwanted visitors. Nevertheless, multiple foreign intelligence agencies and air forces continued seeking to penetrate the airspace of the USSR by means ranging from non-steerable 'spy blimps', via strategic bombers, to high-speed tactical reconnaissance aircraft. This activity kept the PVO on constant alert so that time and again it reacted mercilessly, even to entirely innocent passenger airliners, causing several major international incidents.

Defending Rodinu Volume 2 provides the operational history of the Soviet PVO from the early 1960s until the late 1980s - a period of continuously escalating tensions of the Cold War. Using documentation and publications never before released in the English language and richly illustrated, it provides a comprehensive, single-source point of reference for historians and enthusiasts alike.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781804510278
ISBN-10: 1804510270
Publisher: Helion & Company
Publication Date: February 23rd, 2023
Pages: 78
Language: English