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The Threat In The 1980s(Soviet Military Artwork)

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 08 May 2004, 04:04
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Post 17 Aug 2004, 02:13
I just stumbled on this site with these nice Soviet illustrations.Maybe you people have allready seen this.So I decided to post them here for the ones who havent seen them yet.

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SOVIET GROUND-BASED LASER
The Soviet Strategic Defense Program involved extensive research on advanced technologies in the 1980s. The USSR already had ground-based lasers, conceptually illustrated here, capable of interfering with some US satellites.

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SOVIET SPACE-BASED STRATEGIC DEFENSES
While publicly opposed to the US Strategic Defense Initiative, the Soviet Union forged ahead with research and development of land-, air-, and space-based ballistic missile defenses. The Soviets had already deployed and tested ground-based lasers.


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SOVIET SS-18 MOD 5 INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE
The silo-launched SS-18 Mod 5 was the core of the Soviet Union's modernized ICBM arsenal in the 1980's. The SS-18 featured hard-target-kill capability and ten nuclear warheads on each missile. The Soviets converted silos to replace the older version SS-18 Satan with the MOD 5.

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SOVIET RAIL-MOBILE SS-24 MOD 1 INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE
The accuracy and survivability of the rail-mobile SS-24 deployed in the 1980's significantly increased the lethality of the USSR's intercontinental ballistic missile force. This missile could be deployed throughout the Soviet Union.

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SOVIET SA-12B GIANT AIR DEFENSE SYSTEM

The SA-12B, developed in the 1980s, was an accurate and long range air defense system for use against aircraft, some stand-off command and control platforms, and possibly some types of cruise and ballistic missiles.

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SOVIET BM-27 MULTIPLE ROCKET LAUNCHER
The Soviet 16-tube, 220-mm BM-27 multiple rocket launcher was capable of firing high-explosive conventional rounds, scattering mines, and delivering chemical warheads as far as 40 kilometers. In the 1980s, it was widely used to provide long-range fire support to Soviet forces in Afghanistan.

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SOVIET HOKUM AND HAVOC ATTACK HELICOPTERS
The new HOKUM attack helicopter, flight-tested in the late 1980s, gave the Soviets a significant rotary-wing, air-to-air combat capability for which no Western counterpart existed. Development of the HOKUM and HAVOC (lower right) added to the serious Soviet conventional threat.

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OVIET MI-24 HIND DELIVERING CHEMICAL SPRAY
The USSR maintained the world's largest stockpile of chemical warfare agents in the 1980s. Virtually all conventional systems used by the Soviets--mortars, artillery pieces, helicopters such as these Mi-24 HINDs, aircraft, and long-range tactical missiles--could deliver chemical munitions.

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OVIET 280-MM MULTIPLE ROCKET LAUNCHER
The large 280-mm multiple rocket launcher developed by the Soviets in the 1980s was capable of laying down a broad field of fire, threatening armored vehicles, infantry, airfields, and rear service areas.

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OVIET 203-MM 2S7 SELF-PROPELLED GUN
The 203-mm 2S7 self-propelled gun developed in the 1980's could fire nuclear and conventional rounds to a range of at least 30 kilometers.

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SOVIET BLACKJACK LOADING AS-16 MISSILES
AS-16 nuclear missiles carried in the rotary launchers aboard the BLACKJACK strategic bomber in the 1980s were a threat against theater and intercontinental targets. The BLACKJACK bomber entered the Soviet operational inventory in 1988. The AS-16 was a new short range, nuclear armed, air to surface missile.

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SOVIET BLACKJACK BOMBER WITH ESCORTS
The introduction of the BLACKJACK intercontinental bomber in the late 1980s made the third leg of the Soviet strategic triad far more robust. The BLACKJACK bomber could perform various missions, including nuclear strike, conventional attack, antiship strike, and reconnaissance. Two MiG-29 FULCRUMS escort this bomber.

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SOVIET BLACKJACK BOMBER FIRING AS-15 MISSILE
The BLACKJACK bomber, developed in the 1980s, could carry nuclear-armed AS-15 cruise missiles for its strike and reconnaissance role in a nuclear war. The new BLACKJACK and the AS-15 long-range, air-launched cruise missile significantly increased the Soviet bomber force's weapons delivery capability and survivability.

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SOVIET MAINSTAY AWACS AIRCRAFT WITH ESCORT
The MAINSTAY airborne warning and control system (AWACS), deployed in the late 1980s, provided the Soviet Air Forces with a battle management capability for their new FLANKER and FULCRUM (pictured here) aircraft. An effective AWACS capability was essential for the Soviet drive for theater air superiority over NATO.

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SOVIET MIDAS TANKER REFUELING BEAR BOMBER
The MIDAS tanker aircraft, which became operational in 1987, was used to support strategic bombers such as the BEAR H (pictured here) and possibly tactical and air defense aircraft. In peacetime, in-flight refueling extended the Soviets' reach from their homeland.

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SOVIET FULCRUM TESTED FOR AIRCRAFT CARRIER USE
In the 1980's, the Soviets adapted fixed-wing aircraft for their new conventional aircraft carriers. The MiG-29 FULCRUM and other aircraft were adapted and evaluated for ramp-assisted takeoff at Saki naval airfield on the Crimean Peninsula.

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SOVIET WING-IN-GROUND EFFECT AIRCRAFT
During the 1980s, the Soviets continued testing various wing-in-ground effect vehicles for use in coastal defense and amphibious operations. The ORLAN-Class, seen here, takes advantage of the increased aerodynamic lift that occurs when a wing operates near the surface. This greatly increases the craft's ability to carry heavy loads over long distances, especially over water, making it well-suited for amphibious warfare.

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SOVIET TBILISI-CLASS CARRIER AT NIKOLAYEV
The lead ship of the USSR's 65,000-metric ton TBILISI-class aircraft carriers being fitted out in the late 1980s in Nikolayev Shipyard. This carrier marked an evolutionary advance in naval capabilities over 40,000-metric ton KIEV-Class carriers then operating with the Soviet fleet.

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SOVIET DELTA SUBMARINE FIRING SS-N-18 MISSILES
A Soviet DELTA III nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine firing SS-N-18 missiles. The DELTA III submarine was 155 meters long, had 16 missile firing tubes, and carried SS-N-18 nuclear missiles.

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SOVIET BALLISTIC MISSILE SUBMARINE BASE
The USSR's strategic nuclear forces included a growing number of new TYPHOON-class and DELTA IV-class strategic ballistic missile submarines deployed in the 1980s. These advanced submarines, fitted with the latest generations of nuclear missiles, could operate from bases with tunnels for protection.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 05 Jun 2004, 18:45
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Post 17 Aug 2004, 02:27
Those are pretty Rad. I had to set the BM-27 as my desktop background. It's intense.

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 26 Aug 2004, 23:56
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Post 28 Aug 2004, 23:53
Well certainly suprised about the AWACS must have forgoten about that plane, very moving, intense pictures.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 09 May 2004, 21:17
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Post 29 Aug 2004, 01:23
god.......damn.......that......Gorbachow......If I could get my hands on him, I would wring his neck!!! The Soviet Union could have used all of that to destroy the yanks!
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 23 Aug 2004, 03:25
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Post 29 Aug 2004, 04:49
wow those BM27 remember the Katyusha a lot.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 25 Jul 2004, 10:30
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Post 01 Sep 2004, 11:52
wow great pictures....im persuaded that the soviet union could have won the war against the yankees if "they" had not given up.

damn it. somebody has to defeat em
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 01 Nov 2004, 05:52
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Post 01 Nov 2004, 07:05
oh,my god,really wunderbar.poor yankee,that's indeed aweful,wonderful~~~~~

a new world could have been here!
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 12 Nov 2004, 23:24
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Post 13 Nov 2004, 03:03
I know very little about that stuff but it's still amazing! Those are so awesome!
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 12 Jun 2004, 06:33
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Post 13 Nov 2004, 07:01
Wow, great illustrations, especially the laser system ones. I find the wing-in-ground effect aircraft a little odd looking though because of where the propellor and the jets are located but I guess it needed to be that way to fly off the water more easily.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 22 Oct 2004, 15:15
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Post 13 Nov 2004, 10:47
It looks awesome... man I love that submarine base.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 30 Jul 2004, 17:05
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Post 13 Nov 2004, 17:29
those make FANTASTIC desktop backgrounds!

I wish i had professional prints of those
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 13 Oct 2004, 04:00
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Post 28 Nov 2004, 03:16
Thanks for sharing those pictures,They look good. Specially the aircraft carrier.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 07 Oct 2004, 22:04
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Post 28 Nov 2004, 05:38
Those are really cool pictures, but for those of you who think they would have been good for waging war, you must remember: the goals of the USSR were to build peace through an intimidating array of weaponry to deter an attack, not to launch one themselves. That would be the way of imperialist America!
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 25 Nov 2004, 17:44
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Post 28 Nov 2004, 06:06
soviet78 wrote:
Those are really cool pictures, but for those of you who think they would have been good for waging war, you must remember: the goals of the USSR were to build peace through an intimidating array of weaponry to deter an attack, not to launch one themselves. That would be the way of imperialist America!



So it was the capitalistic Fins who attacked Soviet Union?

Or what was the case of Poland?

Baltic States?

Afghanistan?

Chechny?

Quess all those where just evil capitalists who tryed to conquer mother russia.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 07 Oct 2004, 22:04
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Post 29 Nov 2004, 00:40
Kormy, certainly you know that those wars are not so simplistic.

Finland: The Soviets demanded the demilitarization of the Mannerheim Line (the Finnish fortification line across the Karelian Isthmus just N of Leningrad), a 30-year lease on Hanko as a naval base, and the cession of several islands in the Gulf of Finland. They offered the Finns land to the East in exchange. The Finns refused. Leningrad, may I remind you, was the second most important city in the USSR at the time, and loss of it would be a grave danger to the country.

Poland: Those areas were formerly part of the Russian Empire. The land that Poland got in exchange was a piece of Germany (hmmm I wonder how many people got upset about giving up mostly swampland for some of the best organized, most efficiently partitioned land in the world, German land).

Afghanistan: I'm sure you know that the Soviets were merely fulfilling the requests of the communist leader of Afghanistan, Babrak Karmal, who asked them for military assistance dealing with American backed guerillas.

Chechnya?

That's not even the Soviets.


As for the Baltics: You are correct. It was wrong to go there. But nevertheless, those nations were in the country's 'back yard', and, considering that the capitalists had already tried (during the Revolution) to get rid of the Bolsheviks, what would prevent them from doing so again, considering they already (would have) had a very good potential base of operations, not far from Leningrad?
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 10 Jun 2004, 00:45
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Post 30 Nov 2004, 11:37
Nice pictures
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 14 Nov 2004, 16:51
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Post 30 Nov 2004, 13:48
So cool!!!
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 28 Feb 2004, 20:50
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Post 30 Nov 2004, 16:24
Ivanovich, am I allowed to use those fantastic drawings on my page ( www.sovietarmy.de.vu ).

thx
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