Soviet Armed Forces during the Cold War

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    Since I have a lot of Soviet era picture, I would like to start a thread dedicated to the ARMED FORCES OF THE USSR (1947-1991) during the peak of the Cold War with the West. Please do not post picture of Workers’–Peasants’ Red Army (1918-1946).

    Structure of Soviet Armed Forces:
    Strategic Missile Troops
    Ground forces
    - Motorized Infantry
    - Armored forces
    - Airborne Troops
    - Artillery and missile troops
    - Army Air Defense
    - Army Aviation
    - Sapper Troops
    - Signal Troops
    - Radio technical Troops
    - Chemical troops
    Air Defense Forces
    - Radio technical Troops
    - Surface-to-Air Missile Troops
    - Fighter Aviation
    Air Forces
    - Long Range Aviation
    - Frontal Aviation
    - Military Transport Aviation
    Navy
    - Submarine Forces
    - Surface Forces
    - Naval Aviation
    - Coastal Artillery
    - Naval Infantry
    Rear Services
    Troops of Civil Defense
    Border Troops (under authority of Committee for State Security)
    Internal Troops (under authority of Ministry of Internal Affairs)


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    Tu-128
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    Many former pilots of the Tu-22 say that "shilo" wasn't for usual pilot. But many really love this plane.
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    Experimental plane S-22I with variable-sweep wing(prototype of Sukhoi Su-17)



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    Yak-38:
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    Sukhoi Su-7B fighter-bomber



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    Supersonic fighter-bomber Sukhoi Su-7BM




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    Yakovlev Yak-28. Supersonic bomber



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    MiG-23S, 32GIAP, Shatalovo AFB. 1971. Damaged in emergency landing
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    Soviet Naval Infantry T-55AM tank on the Ethiopian coast.
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