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FOR 036 US Strategic and Defensive Missile Systems 1950–2004

FOR 036 US Strategic and Defensive Missile Systems 1950–2004
Autor: Mark Berhow
Data publikacji: 2005-09-10
ISBN: 9781841768380
Wydawca: OSPREY
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 248 x 184mm
Oprawa: miękka
Liczba stron: 64
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Opis produktu:

For 40 years following the end of World War II, the Western democratic governments and the Eastern Bloc Communist powers were locked in the ideological, political, and economic struggle of the Cold War. The United States and the Soviet Union developed missile systems capable of delivering conventional and nuclear explosives against enemy massed bomber formations in the air, and of delivering retaliatory nuclear payloads against ground targets located on distant continents. The missile systems played both a defensive role, and a potential offensive role, which was parlayed to the public as deterrence against attack by the rival bloc. This title provides a detailed overview of the fixed-launch-site strategic missile systems of the United States.

Introduction · Chronology · Historical overview · Missile system development · Missile system organization and life at the missile sites · US missile sites today · Conclusion · Bibliography and further research · Abbreviations · Appendix · Index

Mark A. Berhow has long had an interest in the history of American coastal and continental air defenses. He has worked at the Fort MacArthur Museum, and Nike missile post in Los Angeles for ten years, and is a past chairman of the Coast Defense Study Group (CDSG), an organization dedicated to the study of seacoast fortifications in the United States and around the world. He is the author of two books and several articles on these subjects and is currently the publisher for the CDSG periodicals.

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