Cybermodeler Online

Celebrating 21 years of hobby news and reviews



Notice: The appearance of U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Defense, or NASA imagery or art does not constitute an endorsement nor is Cybermodeler Online affiliated with these organizations.


  • Facebook
  • Parler
  • Twitter
  • RSS
  • Flickr
  • YouTube

Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Guns of the Soviet Union

Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Guns of the Soviet Union Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review July 2016 Title Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Guns of the Soviet Union
Author Mike Guardia Publisher Osprey Publishing
Published 2015 ISBN 9781472806222
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-37
  • ZSU-57-2
  • 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!