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Soviet Cold War Guided Missile Cruisers


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Introduction /Strategic and operational context /Sverdlov class (Project 68bis, Project 70E) /Grosnyy class ('Kynda'/Project 58) /Admiral Zozulya class ('Kresta I'/Project 1134) /Kronstadt class ('Kresta II'/Project 1134A) /Nikolayev class ('Kara'/Project 1134B) /Slava class (Project 1164) /Kirov class (Project 1144) /Operational service: tactics and confrontations /Bibliography /Index

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A fully-illustrated study of the Soviet Navy's biggest and most powerful surface combatants of the Cold War. Will appeal to all those interested in the Soviet armed forces and Cold War technology, as well as all enthusiasts of modern warships.

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Edward Hampshire was awarded a doctorate in War Studies at King's College London in 2008. Since 2012 he has been a Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and is currently on secondment to the Joint Services Command and Staff College, Shrivenham. Dr Hampshire wrote his doctoral thesis on British naval equipment of the 1960s, and he is currently researching British defence policy of the late 1970s and 1980s, in particular the 1981 Defence Review. His publications include From East of Suez to the Eastern Atlantic, British Naval Policy 1964-70 and (co-authored) British Intelligence: Secrets, Spies and Sources. Paul Wright has painted ships of all kinds for most of his career, specializing in steel and steam warships from the late 19th century to the present day. Paul's art has illustrated the works of Patrick O'Brian, Dudley Pope and C.S. Forester amongst others, and hangs in many corporate and private collections all over the world. A Member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists, Paul lives and works in Surrey.

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