By Mike Guardia
Mike Guardia explores the detailed history of the SPAAGs with revealing photographs, technical illustrations and detailed analysis.
During the Cold War, the Soviet Army was perhaps the deadliest fighting force the world had ever seen. Within its mechanised forces, the Soviets accomplished something that their American counterparts never could the fielding of a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG) that could keep pace with its heavy armoured formations. This volume examines the design, development and operational history of the Soviet Union's Cold War SPAAGs. These formidable weapons equipped Russian forces in Afghanistan and were encountered again in Iraq during Operation Enduring Freedom, cementing their place in the landscape of modern warfare.