Scud Ballistic Missile and Launch Systems 1955-2005 (New Vanguard 120)

Scud Ballistic Missile and Launch Systems 1955-2005 (New Vanguard 120)

by Steven J. Zaloga, Jim Laurier, Lee Ray
     
 

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The Scud missile was developed as the centerpiece of Soviet plans to fight nuclear war in the heart of Europe. However, it was never used in its intended role and has instead become a symbol of the changing nature of warfare in the aftermath of the Cold War. Saddam Hussein's Iraqi armed forces were almost helpless in the face of the Coalition forces in the 1991

Overview


The Scud missile was developed as the centerpiece of Soviet plans to fight nuclear war in the heart of Europe. However, it was never used in its intended role and has instead become a symbol of the changing nature of warfare in the aftermath of the Cold War. Saddam Hussein's Iraqi armed forces were almost helpless in the face of the Coalition forces in the 1991 Gulf War; the only weapon that Iraq could use to injure the Coalition forces was its arsenal of Scud missiles. This book explores the development and variants of the missile and its launch systems, its proliferation outside of the West, and its role in conflicts around the world.

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“Highly recommended for anyone interested in Soviet or Russian military equipment or in particular, artillery and ballistic missiles.” —Jacques Duquette, Armorama (April 2008)

“...Steven Ja Zaloga, an authority on Russian military vehicles, presents a well-rounded history of the Scud.” —Military Vehicles

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841769479
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Series:
New Vanguard Series, #120
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.15(d)

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From the Publisher
"Highly recommended for anyone interested in Soviet or Russian military equipment or in particular, artillery and ballistic missiles." -Jacques Duquette, Armorama (April 2008)

"...Steven Ja Zaloga, an authority on Russian military vehicles, presents a well-rounded history of the Scud." -Military Vehicles

Meet the Author


Steven J Zaloga was born in 1952, received his BA in history from Union College, and his MA from Columbia University. He has published numerous books and articles dealing with modern military technology. His main area of interest is military affairs in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in World War II, and he has also written extensively on American armored forces. He lives in Maryland, USA.

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