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Stalin's Cold War Military Machine: A New Evaluation

Colloquium on Contemporary History No. 6, 18 December 1991

Tupolev TU-16 Badger Bomber/Rescue Plane

Tupolev Tu-16 Badger bomber photographed by a USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) aircraft as it overflew the carrier task force northwest of Japan, January 1963. The Tu-16 was a continuation of programs initiated prior to Stalin's death. Its capabilities were roughly equivalent to those of the U.S. Air Force's B-47 (USN 711247).


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Transcripts from this colloquium include the following: 

  • Opening Remarks
  • Uncle Joe's Last Army: Stalin's Post-War Army and Its Lessons for Gorbachev's Post–Cold War Army and Russia's Post-Soviet Army
  • Some Reflections on the Soviet Quest for a Strategic Bomber, 1945–1955
  • Speakers’ Biographies  
Published: Wed Dec 23 13:03:48 EST 2020