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B-52 Stratofortress vs SA-2 "Guideline" SAM - Vietnam 1972-73
[9781472823625]
$32.99 $29.95

Author: Davies, Peter
Publisher: Osprey Pub Co
Year: 2018
ISBN: 9781472823625
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: As New
Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall
Description:
New book, 80 pages, DUE89. Ever since its introduction in the late 1950s, the B-52 Stratofortress has been the United States' primary heavy bomber and a powerful symbol of its immense military might. Its powerful electronic countermeasures equipment (ECM) was thought to make the B-52 immune to ground-to-air missile attack, but in Vietnam, and later conflicts such as Operation Desert Storm in 1991, it came up against the Soviet-designed SA-2 SAM which used heavy salvoes of missiles to bring down the bombers. The losses of several of its most feared, powerful and supposedly invincible bombers per night to a torrent of Soviet missiles during the closing stages of the Vietnam War was sobering to Americans, but the B-52s' crushing attacks virtually eliminated North Vietnam's defences and forced a peace settlement. This fascinating book analyses the roles of the SA-2 operators and the B-52 Electronic Warfare Officers (EWOs) using specially commissioned artwork as well as first-hand accounts, and traces the cat-and-mouse tactics that each side employed.


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