B-52 Stratofortress vs SA-2 "Guideline" SAM : Vietnam 1972-73, Paperback / softback Book

B-52 Stratofortress vs SA-2 "Guideline" SAM : Vietnam 1972-73 Paperback / softback

Illustrated by Jim (Illustrator) Laurier, Gareth (Illustrator) Hector

Part of the Duel series

Description

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.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 80 pages, 20 b/w; 30 col
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Humamities
  • ISBN: 9781472823625

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