Accession Number:

AD0840366

Title:

ATTACKERS FROM THE SKY,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

This article is basically a historical sketch of the development of the airborne forces in the USSR. The author discusses the development of the airborne forces and mentions several instances during WW 2 in which the forces were used. The author states that in modern warfare, the nuclear missile is the basic means of destruction and that the present role of the winged infantry stems from this fact. It involves the capability to quickly and most effectively exploit the results of atomic weapon use and to cooperate with Ground Forces in the seizure of vitally important areas in the theater of war operations. The author then discusses some of the modern combat missions of soldier-paratroopers. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE