Introduction /Project 613 missile variants (Whiskey single cylinder, double cylinder, long-bin) /Project 659 (Echo I class) /Project 675 (Echo II class) /Project 651 (Juliett class) /Project 661 (Papa class) /Project 670A (Charlie I class) /Project 670M (Charlie II class) /Project 949 (Oscar I class) /Project 949A (Oscar II class) /Operational service
A fascinating, expert history of the Soviet Union's formidable cruise missile submarines, designed to destroy American sea power with impunity.
Edward Hampshire is a historian at the Naval Historical Branch of the Ministry of Defence. He has lectured at the Joint Services Command and Staff College and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and worked for ten years at the United Kingdom National Archives. He has written on the Cold War at sea, British defence policy and intelligence history, and is currently researching British naval policy in the 1980s. His publications include From East of Suez to Eastern Atlantic, British Naval Policy 1964-70 and (co-authored) British Intelligence: Secrets, Spies and Sources. This is his third book for Osprey.
"... I found this book to be very interesting as it aptly describes the Soviet strategic thinking. Of course if you like political intrigue, like I do, there is plenty to spare, following the timeline from the end of World War II, through the Cold War, to the collapse of the Soviet Union." - IPMS / USA