The Soviet Air Force, 1917–1991

  • Mark O’Neill


The air force holds a special place in the annals of Soviet military history. Although overshadowed in sheer size by the ground forces, the Soviet Air Force, in addition to conducting its normal military tasks, advertised the regime’s technological success and was a major element of Soviet foreign policy from the earliest days.


Foreign Policy Aircraft Type Ground Force Soviet Foreign Policy Soviet Military 
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© Robin Higham and Frederick W. Kagan 2002

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