By: V. Viktorov
Date: 1959 (dated) Moscow
Dimensions: 22.5 x 44 inches (57.15 x 111.75)
This is a mid-century propaganda poster promoting the Air Force of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.). At the time of printing, the U.S.S.R. had recently become engaged in what is most commonly referred to as the "Cold War," which was at its core, and ideological and geopolitical battle between the United States and the U.S.S.R. and the respective allies of both countries that lasted for several decades.
After WWII, the Soviet Air Force steadily became one of the most powerful and advanced branches of the Soviet Armed Forces. Over several decades, an emphasis would be placed on aerospace engineering, pilot training programs, During the Cold War, the Soviet Air Force was rearmed, strengthened and modern air doctrines were introduced. At its peak in 1980, it could deploy approximately 10,000 aircraft, making it the world's largest air force of the time.
Ref: Hames, David R. "Russian Aviation Regiments 1941–". UK: Samolet. Archived from the original on 16 March 2008.
Condition: This poster is in B+ condition with some vertical folds and a few marginal tears that do not enter the image. Tears have been repaired on the verso with archival materials. Poster may be linen backed, for an additional charge,
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