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By Mike Guardia

Throughout the chilly warfare, the Soviet military used to be maybe the deadliest combating strength the area had ever visible. inside of its mechanized forces, the Soviets entire anything that their American opposite numbers by no means may possibly - the fielding of a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG) which may continue speed with its heavy armored formations.

This e-book examines the layout, improvement and operational heritage of the Soviet Union's chilly battle SPAAGs: the ZSU-37, ZSU-57-2, the notorious ZSU-23-4, and the 9K22 Tunguska (better recognized through its NATO reporting identify: SA-19 "Grison"). those cars excelled of their air safeguard position, and lots of US division of safety guides have been devoted to studying the right way to defeat the ZSU and its radar monitoring procedure. those ambitious guns have been encountered back in Iraq in the course of Operation Desert Storm, and had outfitted Russian forces in Afghanistan, cementing their position within the panorama of contemporary battle.

This examine explores the total background of the SPAAGs with revealing images, technical illustrations and distinctive research.

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