Soviet Cold War Weaponry: Aircraft, Warships and Missiles

Anthony Tucker-Jones

In this companion volume to his photographic history of Soviet tanks and armored vehicles, Anthony Tucker-Jones provides a visual guide to the vast array of aircraft, warships and missiles the Soviet armed forces deployed at the height of the Cold War. The so-called ‘Cold War' was far from cold, with numerous ‘hot' proxy wars being fought in Africa
Date Published :
January 2016
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Modern Warfare
Illustration :
Color and b&w
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781473823617
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 9.69 X 7.44 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Overview
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In this companion volume to his photographic history of Soviet tanks and armored vehicles, Anthony Tucker-Jones provides a visual guide to the vast array of aircraft, warships and missiles the Soviet armed forces deployed at the height of the Cold War. Although the superpowers never came to blows, the so-called ‘Cold War’ was far from cold, with numerous ‘hot’ proxy wars being fought in Africa and the Middle East. All these conflicts employed Soviet weaponry which has been captured in action in the color and black-and-white photographs selected for this book.

Between the 1950s and 1980s Soviet and Warsaw Pact countries churned out thousands of weapons ready for the Third World War. They also embarked on a technological arms race with NATO in an attempt to counter each new piece of equipment as it appeared. The MiG fighters, the Badger and Backfire bombers, the nuclear submarines have achieved almost iconic status, but, as Anthony Tucker-Jones’s book shows, there was much more to the Soviet armory than these famous weapons. Much of it, despite its age, remains in service with armies, guerrilla forces and terrorist organizations around the world today.

About The Author
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Anthony Tucker-Jones is a former defense intelligence officer and a widely published expert on regional conflicts, counter-terrorism and armored and aerial warfare. He is the author of over thirty books, is security and terrorism correspondent for intersec – The Journal of International Security, and has freelanced for Channel 4 News.

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