Red Sam : The SA-2 Guideline Anti-aircraft Missile Paperback / softback
Illustrated by Jim Laurier
Part of the New Vanguard series
The Russian SA-2, nicknamed "Red SAM",is history's dominant antiaircraft missile.
In 1960, it famously downed Gary Powers' U-2 spyplane, and two years later it was one of the missiles deployed during the Cuban Missile Crisis, which almost sparked a nuclear showdown between America and the USSR.
The SA-2 was also deployed in Vietnam, North Korea, Egypt, and even the Gulf War.
Using photographs, color artwork, and rare accounts from the weapon's designers, Steven J Zaloga examines the missile's development, linking this to its massive impact on Cold War air campaigns, and investigates the design changes that have helped the SA-2 stand the test of time.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 48 pages, Illustrations (some col.)
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 02/05/2007
- Category: Humamities
- ISBN: 9781846030628