Автор: Yefim Gordon, Dmitry Komissarov
Название: Soviet Air Defence Aviation 1945-1991
Издательство: Hikoki Publications
Размер: 214 MB
In the years immediately after the Second World War the Soviet Air Defence Force (PVO – Protivovozdooshnaya oborona) included aircraft spotting and searchlight units, alerting and communications units, and fighter aviation. These units were organized into PVO divisions, corps, and armies whose order of battle depended on the specific tasks each formation undertook in the air defence of the Soviet Union.
In addition the Soviet PVO was tasked in the post-war years with the protection of coastal areas and Soviet Navy bases and a new service of the Soviet Armed Forces was established to defend against missile attacks.