Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Guns of the Soviet Union Book Review
|Date of Review||July 2016||Title||Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Guns of the Soviet Union|
|Author||Mike Guardia||Publisher||Osprey Publishing|
|Format||48 pages, softbound||MSRP (USD)||$17.95|
Tracked, radar-guided air-defense vehicles dominate Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Guns of the Soviet Union – number 222 in Osprey’s 'New Vanguard' range.
'SPAAGs' – 'Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Guns' – were specifically designed to accompany fast moving, heavy armored formations. And Author Mike Guardia’s launches his trim, 48-page tome with introductory notes on successful Soviet developments of the type.
Thousands saw extensive Cold War service. The Arab-Israeli wars. Vietnam. Iraq. Afghanistan. Soviet SPAAGs played major roles in most post-WWII conflicts. Some users even employed the versatile vehicles as multi-purpose gun platforms.
Osprey’s handy handbook covers the:
- ZSU-23-4 and
- 9K22 Tunguska
Color profiles and action paintings visually spice the study. B&W shots, color photos and extended captions further augment the account. And a selected bibliography and index wrap things up.
My sincere thanks to Osprey Publishing for this review sample!