Red SAM by Steven Zaloga
The SA-2 Guideline Anti-Aircraft Missile (New Vanguard)

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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.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About Steven Zaloga

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Steve Zaloga has been modelling for many years, and has won numerous awards at US and international model shows. He has been writing articles on armour modelling for over twenty-five years for magazines such as Military Modelling, Fine Scale Modeler, IPMS Journal, and Airfix. He is also the author of many books on tanks and military history.
Published December 20, 2011 by Osprey Publishing. 48 pages
Genres: History, War. Non-fiction

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