B52 Over Hanoi vs SA 2 SAM Vietnam War 1972 - 73
  • B52 Over Hanoi vs SA 2 SAM Vietnam War 1972 - 73
  • B52 Over Hanoi vs SA 2 SAM Vietnam War 1972 - 73

B52 Over Hanoi vs SA 2 SAM Vietnam War 1972 - 73

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B-52 Stratofortress vs SA-2 "Guideline" SAM Vietnam 1972–73 by P Davies

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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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Book Condition:
PERFECT - NEW BOOK
Outer Cover on Book:
Soft Cover
Total Pages:
80
Comment:
Osprey Book
Dimensions in mm :
185 x 205

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