The Air Operation: A Warsaw Pact Strategy for Achieving Air Superiority

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The Air Operation: A Warsaw Pact Strategy for Achieving Air Superiority

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Here's an article on the Soviet approach to gaining air superiority that I found quite interesting.

https://www.cia.gov/readingroom/docs/DOC_0000969827.pdf

The website that hosts the document (https://www.cia.gov/readingroom/) is a veritable treasure trove of primary and secondary sources that I imagine would be of interest to the community.
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Thank you!
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Fido81,

Thanks for this reference. I've added it to the unofficial Command Dropbox reference library.


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Interesting analysis, thanks for sharing. I particularly liked the annexes describing the resources and likelihood of success for attacking the HAWK belt and airbases.

I guess I've been playing CMO for too long as not much in the main body was a revelation, except perhaps the impact of weather.

Forgot how cloudy it could be in Germany.



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ORIGINAL: Gunner98
I guess I've been playing CMO for too long as not much in the main body was a revelation, except perhaps the impact of weather.

For me it was that and reading tons of OPFOR documents made later. [:'(]
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So in other words, LGBs would have been basically useless.
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Played little bit with this. Attached is scenario where you command West German Bavarian air and air defence units with goal to survive Warsaw Pact first wave onslaught.

It is not ideally polished as my research is not finished. WarPac will not target radar bases.

There is no scoring but if WarPac air force close runways on Memmingen, Lechfeld and Neuburg consider it total defeat.
You can use any tactics you want – including pre-emptive attack. Goal of this is test different approaches to the problem.

Be free to modify it.
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stilesw wrote: Mon Aug 16, 2021 11:36 am Fido81,

Thanks for this reference. I've added it to the unofficial Command Dropbox reference library.


Unofficial - i.e. not sponsored by WarefareSims, MatrixGames, Slitherine, their employees, relatives, pets or ancestors.


As always, any forum member can have access to this Dropbox resource. Just PM me with your email address.

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Could you sent link for this library
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Triglav,

Sure can. Just PM me with your email address and I'll add you to the access list.

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I cant send messages. Could you send me PM and I will answer
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Hmm. I just "approved" the post. This seems to be a new forum email feature. Maybe you can send it now?

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We are sorry, but you are not authorised to use this feature. You may have just registered here and may need to participate more in discussions to be able to use this feature.
I still cant send it. Could you please send me your email adres in PM here, I will respond from my email
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Ok, PM sent again. Check your PM box.
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I can recive your messages but I cant answer. Could you send me your email on PM here and I will respond to you from my email
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