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Red Sam - (New Vanguard) by Steven J Zaloga (Paperback)

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Specifications

Number of Pages: 48

Genre: History

Series Title: New Vanguard

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Osprey Publishing (UK)

Book theme: General

Author: Steven J Zaloga

Language: English

Street Date: May 22, 2007
TCIN: 77142749
UPC: 9781846030628
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-7350

Description

The SA-2, nicknamed Red SAM, is the most widely used air defense missile in history, most famous for nearly sparking a nuclear exchange between the USSR and America when one brought down a U-2 spy plane in 1960. Deployed widely against American aircraft in Vietnam the SA-2 has seen service in North Korea, Egypt, and various world conflicts including the 2003 Gulf War and remains in service today despite its aging 50-year-old technology.

Using rare interviews and accounts from the Russian designers of the weapon, and supported by photographs and color artwork, Steven J Zaloga examines the development of the SA-2, linking the technical history of the weapon to its massive impact on air campaigns during the Cold War, and investigates the design changes, which helped the SA-2 stand the test of time.

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