The Soviet Airborne Experience

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Page 147 - ... [such as] capture of the regions where nuclear weapons are located, important objectives, river crossings, bridgeheads, mountain passes, defiles and the annihilation of strategic objectives which cannot be put out of commission in any other way. Helicopters will be used as the main means of dropping tactical airborne troops. Transport planes can be used for operational landings. To assure the landing of a large airdrop at a great depth, the enemy air defense must be neutralized by ECM [electronic...
Page 152 - Under present conditions there are expanded capabilities for building up efforts through employment of airborne landings. Landed from helicopters in the depth of the enemy's defense right after nuclear strikes, they can make more rapid use of their results than ground troops, and can capture important areas, junctions of lines of communication, and crossings over water obstacles. They can hinder the approach of reserves and thus facilitate an increase in rates of the attack.
Page 164 - DOSAAF. 1967), 5-10, translated from the Russian title. Sovetskie vozdushno-desantnye voiska. by the Techtran Corporation in 1969. Today, DOSAAF (All Union Voluntary Society for Assistance to the Army, Air Force, and Navy) performs the same function. 31. 'Activities of the OSOAVIAKHIM,' Soviet Russia (Combat), G-2 Report No.
Page 152 - The outfitting of modern tactical airborne landing forces with powerful weaponry and combat equipment permits them to perform various missions by raid methods, to make surprise assaults on withdrawing and approaching enemy columns, control points, and rear service areas, and to cause panic in the enemy disposition.
Page 166 - V. Petrov, June 22 1941: Soviet Historians and the German Invasion (Columbia, SC, 1968); J.
Page 225 - He is with the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, US Army, Europe, being an intelligence specialist and directly concerned with weapons and equipment of the Warsaw Pact nations.
Page 225 - Conduct research on historical topics pertinent to the doctrinal concerns of the Army and publish the results in a variety of formats for the Active Army and Reserve Components. 2. Prepare and present instruction in military history at USACGSC and assist other USACGSC departments in integrating military history into their instruction. 3. Serve as the US Army Training and Doctrine Command's executive agent for the development and coordination of an integrated, progressive program of military history...

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