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Soviet Cold War Weaponry: Aircraft, Warships and Missiles (Modern Warfare)

Anthony Tucker-Jones

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ISBN 10: 1473823617 / ISBN 13: 9781473823617
Published by Pen and Sword, 2016
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Title: Soviet Cold War Weaponry: Aircraft, Warships...

Publisher: Pen and Sword

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

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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:

Anthony Tucker-Jones is a former defence intelligence officer and a widely published expert on regional conflicts, counter-terrorism and armoured and aerial warfare. He is the author of over thirty books including Falaise: The Flawed Victory, Operation Dragoon: The Liberation of Southern France 1944, Armoured Warfare on the Eastern Front, Tiger I & Tiger II, T-34: The Red Army's Legendary Medium Tank, The Panther Tank: Hitler’s T-34 Killer, The Battle for Budapest 1944-1945 and The Panzer IV: Hitler’s Rock. He is security and terrorism correspondent for intersec – The Journal of International Security and has freelanced for Channel 4 News. For further information his website can be found at www.atuckerjones.com.

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