The Northern Flank D+1 (10 July, 1987) Part I

10 July, 1987 began with redoubled Soviet efforts to establish air superiority over Northern Norway and pave the way for future air and sea operations farther south. The  Northwestern TVD, like its sister commands, was contending with sizable delays to its  timeline of operations. The air situation over Norway especially was a half day behind …

Northern Flank: D+0 (9 July, 1987) 0401-2359**

The Northern Flank was a geographic area that the Soviet military regarded as being vital to its war plans. Northern Norway was of especially significant value. Securing it, or neutralizing the NATO airbases located there was essential to the defense of the Soviet homeland, as well as the Soviet Union’s ability to fight a naval …