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US press: USSR sent about 1983 aircraft to Eastern Europe in 100 to wage a nuclear war with NATO

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The American press published materials describing the readiness of the Soviet Union for a nuclear war in the early 1980s. In the military-thematic section of The Drive, an article by Thomas Newdick has been published, in which he quotes excerpts from a declassified secret folder of documents called "War Scare". These documents are dated 1983.


The materials declassified by the American side contain data that in response to major NATO military maneuvers in 1983, the USSR put into service about 100 aircraft "for nuclear war", deploying them in Eastern Europe.

From the article:

Soviet fighters, based in what was then East Germany, were loaded with nuclear bombs and prepared for "immediate use" as Moscow prepared its forces for a potential full-scale war with NATO in 1983. This is one of the more recent details of how a new "fear of war" surfaced in 1983 and when both sides found themselves on the brink of a major conflict. And all this is due to a very serious misunderstanding.

US press: USSR sent about 1983 aircraft to Eastern Europe in 100 to wage a nuclear war with NATO


The reaction of the USSR with the deployment of aircraft capable of carrying nuclear weapon, as already noted, is associated with large-scale NATO exercises. We are talking about the 1983 Able Archer maneuvers, during which the North Atlantic Alliance tested the ability to interact in Europe and beyond, including in the event of a nuclear conflict with the Soviet Union.

From an article in the American press:

Then the USSR considered it a full-fledged preparation for an all-out nuclear attack.

Most of the documents on those events were declassified in the United States in 2015. At the same time, certain details continue to appear in the West.

Thomas Newdick:

New documents published by the State Department clearly show how the Soviet government prepared for Armageddon and believed that events could follow exactly this scenario.

A few words about the scenario for NATO exercises in 1983.

It all started with the fact that on November 4, the forces of a conditional enemy attacked the countries of Europe. On November 6, the simulated enemy, according to the scenario of the exercises, used chemical weapons. On November 7, NATO began to "respond". It was modeled on the need for a nuclear strike. Then, among the ideologists of the nuclear strike, as noted, was Margaret Thatcher.

As you can see, the "horror stories" of the West about the use of chemical weapons by the USSR (Russia) go back to the era of the Cold War. Is it any wonder today when the collective West makes such accusations against Russia? These accusations were originally incorporated into NATO's strategy of confronting Russia, and therefore for NATO itself they became one of the foundations for conducting its activities.

Returning to the publication in the US media, it is worth noting that it describes the deployment of Soviet combat aircraft capable of carrying nuclear weapons in the countries of the Warsaw Pact, including Poland and the GDR. This includes supersonic MiG-27 fighter-bombers and Su-24 bombers. Then, such a deployment pretty much scared the NATO command.

From the article:

Among the fighter-bomber divisions, one squadron in each regiment was ordered to arm its aircraft with nuclear bombs.
Photos used:
copy of a document from the archives of the US State Department
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  1. letinant
    letinant 19 February 2021 09: 55
    +7
    In general, rearmament was underway, new equipment appeared in the units (relative to the MiG-24 and SU-24). Why did the NATO members not shout at that time, every "Tornado" and "Jaguar" can carry a nuclear bomb!
    1. Nasrat
      Nasrat 19 February 2021 09: 58
      +18
      Demonization must begin from afar ... The outcast must be piled up, overlaid with terrible legends, backed up with acting horror stories, the image and associations must clearly paint a picture of a bloody Russian with horns running and destroying everything in its path ... chemical weapons, all civilized mankind has already grown into the belief that this is actually the case (reading foreign comments to the articles) ... And all because Russia has destroyed chemical weapons, and the West has not ... but this should not confuse the Western layman ... brainwashing continues ..
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 19 February 2021 10: 03
        +9
        Quote: Nasr
        Demonization must start from afar ...

        In demonization, the Anglo-Saxons have no equal in the world.
        1. Maki Avellevich
          Maki Avellevich 19 February 2021 10: 57
          +9
          in every self-respecting general staff there are a couple of three plans on how to destroy a potential ally. and exercises are conducted under them.
          normal practice.

          Let's say they sent 100 planes, so what? America and Europe were engaged in the same games.
          the main thing is that no one has yet banged, already bread.
      2. Egoza
        Egoza 19 February 2021 10: 05
        +2
        Quote: Nasr
        Demonization must start from afar.

        So why only 100 planes? At least 500 have written! One hundred for each EU country
        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent 19 February 2021 10: 26
          +2
          This is one of the more recent details of how a new "fear of war" surfaced in 1983 and when both sides found themselves on the brink of a major conflict. And all this is due to a very serious misunderstanding.


          And so, to this day ...


      3. venik
        venik 19 February 2021 20: 27
        0
        Quote: Nasr
        Demonization must begin from afar ... The outcast must be piled, overlaid with terrible legends, backed up with acting horror stories

        =========
        good The receiver is well known since prehistoric times! At least it was used long before "our era". Especially effective when in own the state is growing serious problems and contradictions ...
        This is where the feverish search begins external The ENEMY, then his "demonization" (this - necessarily!), and then attempts to rally society to fight the "external Demon"! hi
        drinks
        PS You don't need to go far for examples! It is enough to look at modern Ukraine (the worse the economic and social situation there is, the more and louder the screams about "Russian aggression"! request
    2. smart ass
      smart ass 19 February 2021 10: 49
      +8
      Those who do not prepare for total war repeat the fate of Libya, Syria, Iraq, Yugoslavia. The NATO pack will tear you apart, sensing the weakness.
      1. letinant
        letinant 19 February 2021 11: 03
        +1
        Quote: Clever man
        Those who do not prepare for total war repeat the fate of Libya, Syria, Iraq, Yugoslavia. The NATO pack will tear you apart, sensing the weakness.

        Of course there will be war, but the one who prepares for it will avoid it.
    3. Piramidon
      Piramidon 19 February 2021 10: 57
      0
      Quote: letinant
      ... a new technique appeared (relatively MIG-24...

      What kind of technique?
      1. letinant
        letinant 19 February 2021 11: 02
        +1
        Quote: Piramidon
        Quote: letinant
        ... a new technique appeared (relatively MIG-24...

        What kind of technique?

        Sorry, typo, MIG-27 of course.
      2. smart ass
        smart ass 19 February 2021 11: 12
        +1
        This is mi 24 with wings from su 24, it's a shame not to know the materiel !!)))
    4. ccsr
      ccsr 19 February 2021 13: 31
      +2
      Quote: letinant
      Why did the NATO members not shout at that time, every "Tornado" and "Jaguar" can carry a nuclear bomb!

      In fact, in the eighties, in the European theater of operations, NATO countries had about a thousand aircraft carrying nuclear weapons, so comparing this number with a hundred of our carriers is not even funny. Moreover, they still had about 120 Pershing at this time.
      In general, the declassified material is an ordinary propaganda dummy, which was created in order to knock out money for some air defense system or NATO Air Force, and now it has been "declassified" for propaganda purposes, although it is clear that Europe would have been destroyed at that time completely another way. 16 VA was needed to cover our troops, and not to break through to Europe to bomb their capitals - at least this scenario was considered at all the exercises of the group's headquarters in the second half of the 80s.
    5. venik
      venik 19 February 2021 20: 11
      0
      Quote: letinant
      In general, rearmament was underway, new equipment appeared in the units (relative to the MiG-24

      =======
      I do not understand .... And the MiG-24 is WHAT ???
      Even Indexes had only bombers! Fighters, fighter-bombers and attack aircraft - had Odd indices! soldier
      1. Lozovik
        Lozovik 20 February 2021 10: 02
        0
        Quote: venik
        Only bombers had even indexes!

        Yak-28, Tu-128 then what?
        1. venik
          venik 20 February 2021 10: 18
          0
          Quote: Lozovik
          Yak-28, Tu-128 then what?

          =======
          Aha! - and the fact that they both are modifications of bombers, this is HOW ?! laughing
          1. Lozovik
            Lozovik 22 February 2021 18: 45
            0
            Tu-128 was originally a patrolling interceptor fighter. Yak-28P yes, modification of the FB, but from this it ceases to be a fighter?
  2. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 19 February 2021 09: 59
    +4
    Among the fighter-bomber divisions, one squadron in each regiment was ordered to arm its aircraft with nuclear bombs.

    This immediately cooled the ardor of the Americans.
  3. prior
    prior 19 February 2021 10: 02
    0
    Eh. We shouldn't have been bombed in the eighties.
    Now radioactive contamination would have already passed and there would have been a bunch of socialist republics in Europe in addition to the CMEA countries: French, Spanish, Italian, English ..............
    1. BISMARCK94
      BISMARCK94 19 February 2021 10: 23
      +5
      Would nothing have flown to the USSR?
      Too cocky)
      1. Essex62
        Essex62 19 February 2021 11: 10
        +3
        I think that nothing flew to the USSR. For the VD countries, tactical, yes, the attack of nuclear weapons of the cities of the USSR would lead to the immediate destruction of the habitats of the Freemasons, they value their skins too much and would not substitute themselves, even with the threat of complete communization of geyropes. But 83 is already sunset. A huge mass of armor, built for this very purpose, to the detriment of Zhiguli and refrigerators, rusted in storage. Early Lenya could rush to the beaches of Portugal, the aged one grumbled something about relaxation and sausages. Those who are after and even more so, there is nothing. And the army in the 80s became like the whole society, it was slowly decaying, nothing of the power of the 60-70s remained. It's a pity the world would have been completely different now.
  4. lucul
    lucul 19 February 2021 10: 03
    -3
    This is one of the latest details of how a new "fear of war" surfaced in 1983.

    It was on this fear of war that they drove the USSR into one place, when 70% of the budget went to armaments, but we were only going to defend, not attack. Diluted on emotions. In general, I can not understand the leadership of the USSR in those years.
    1. Trapp1st
      Trapp1st 19 February 2021 10: 07
      +8
      I can't understand the leadership of the USSR in those years
      Perhaps for this you need to survive the horrors of total destruction in the Great Patriotic War.
      1. lucul
        lucul 19 February 2021 10: 11
        -4
        Perhaps for this you need to survive the horrors of total destruction in the Great Patriotic War.

        What is it like ?
        If, for example, in the previous hunt, the wolves almost ate me, then today I shouldn't go hunting (to relive this horror again), let the family die of hunger?
        For that man and man to overcome himself, but here - just senile insanity in the entire Politburo.
        1. Trapp1st
          Trapp1st 19 February 2021 10: 15
          +5
          If, for example, in the previous hunt, the wolves almost ate me, then today I won't go hunting
          Go, take a gun, more cartridges and in front. Now let the wolves experience terror. Here is such insanity.
    2. prior
      prior 19 February 2021 10: 20
      +4
      "I generally cannot understand the leadership of the USSR in those years."

      I will try to explain. The war knocked out several generations of Russian people. The leaders were victorious in power. This is a special psychology. Military. Everything to win at any cost. Therefore, the main costs were spent on defense, and not on raising living standards. Have you seen the "iconostases" of the leaders of that time? Who could argue or dispute the correctness of the actions of such leaders of the party and government? There was no question of generational change. And there was no one to exchange for - "thanks" to the war. Older people are not inclined to change anything. And when this need rose to its full height - there was a Juda Gorbachev.
      So the war was directly involved in the collapse of the USSR.
      Who started it? That's right, our European "partners", the West united by Hitler.
      Which now again teaches us what is "good", what is "bad".
      1. lucul
        lucul 19 February 2021 10: 33
        -7
        I will try to explain

        War is a matter of young people, old people will always let go of EVERYTHING, how many empires have collapsed on this.
        1. RMT
          RMT 19 February 2021 10: 56
          +3
          Those who fought in the Great Patriotic War did not want a repetition. That the descendants would not have to re-experience. And they did so that the "cold" war would not be translated into a "hot" one.
    3. aleksejkabanets
      aleksejkabanets 19 February 2021 10: 36
      +4
      Quote: lucul
      when 70% of the budget went to armaments

      Where did you get this? Did you write the Ogonyok magazine? You think first logically, how much is 70% of the USSR budget, and then repeat someone's nonsense.
    4. Essex62
      Essex62 19 February 2021 11: 23
      +2
      Favorite mantra of liberals. There was no economic crisis in the USSR. The planned economy of socialism is built on completely different principles than the bourgeois one; it is not subject to crises. It contains money, profit is not a commodity and not an end in itself. Just a regulator of social relations. Although, of course, the smelted metal was better put into cars and other consumer goods, and not weapons. And the emotions of people, with great difficulty and multi-million dollar losses, brushed aside in the extreme mix with the collective west is not difficult to understand. They remembered and they were scared. Well, the marked already purposefully felling Union. Anything that is not good for us is the opposite for him and the owners.
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 19 February 2021 10: 07
    +1
    US press: USSR sent about 1983 aircraft to Eastern Europe in 100 to wage a nuclear war with NATO

    So our students from school have learned the correct motto - Be ready, always ready !!!
    Nothing personal, just ... for WORLD WORLD!
    1. starpur
      starpur 19 February 2021 12: 32
      -1
      We need the world, preferably the whole ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 19 February 2021 12: 50
        +1
        This is already a remake of social networks. The former, responsible, did not say that ... in public.
  6. AlexVas44
    AlexVas44 19 February 2021 10: 07
    0
    Then, such a deployment pretty scared the NATO command.

    Fear in general, apparently, is characteristic of NATO, no, no, and finds itself in the situation of a non-commissioned officer's widow. In the Soviet Air Force on the territory of the GDR and Poland, and until 1983 there were aircraft capable of carrying nuclear weapons, and there were these very nuclear bombs.
  7. Trapp1st
    Trapp1st 19 February 2021 10: 08
    +3
    tells about the readiness of the Soviet Union for a nuclear war in the early 1980s.
    And now we need to seriously prepare for this, ideally to build up nuclear weapons in sufficient quantities so that everyone on the ball would be praised more than once.
  8. Ros 56
    Ros 56 19 February 2021 10: 13
    -1
    Just one comment:
  9. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 19 February 2021 10: 15
    +1
    Then the USSR considered it a full-fledged preparation for an all-out nuclear attack.
    And how it was necessary to consider knowing that everything could be expected from the USA and at any time. It was a busy time. In 1980, the Americans with their satellites boycotted the Moscow Olympics, launched violent anti-Soviet propaganda, began financial and military assistance to the mujahideen in Afghanistan, and then even large exercises with the possibility of escalating into an armed conflict.
  10. 7,62x54
    7,62x54 19 February 2021 10: 24
    0
    This Newdick is kept in a cage, meat is served on a stick, and then it is rattled back and forth on the bars of the grate. Hefty angry. In each article of his, he throws dirt on the fan.
  11. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 19 February 2021 10: 31
    +1
    In general, there were enough of the Pioneers of the mine base. In the GSVG in these years, soldiers with higher and secondary construction education were mobilized from combat units. And then the marked one passed everything.
  12. evgen1221
    evgen1221 19 February 2021 11: 00
    0
    Polishenel's secret. We can publish material from the same series and the same at least every day about the lost bombs, about their exercises about anything. The feed will be enough for journalists for 50 years.
  13. iouris
    iouris 19 February 2021 11: 31
    +1
    I repeat: before 1991 Russia was destroyed, after that they are engaged in the destruction of the USSR. They are from the outside, we are from the inside. It is already forbidden to sing the anthem and everything related to the Russian Federation, Russia and the USSR, and the national team performs, does not leave, the fans are watching. It is necessary to seriously change something inside.
  14. Wolf
    Wolf 19 February 2021 13: 23
    +2
    HOW DO THE PEOPLE IN THE WEST LIE?
    They just say only half of the truth and that's it.
    They do not say in this report that in 1983 NATO had a plan of attack on the USSR and that it was ONLY ANSWER NECESSARY SELF-DEFENSE !!!
    From this time goes famous MISL MARGARET TUSHER: RUSSIANS MUST REMAIN 10-20 MILLION TO SERVE SIRY EXTRACT !!!
    For this missl Tacherke, I would send 300 aircraft with nuclear bombs and without the moral dilemma that millions of people would be destroyed.
    1. Wolf
      Wolf 19 February 2021 13: 24
      0
      Under Russian, she considered the weight of the people of the USSR !!!
      1. Wolf
        Wolf 19 February 2021 13: 44
        +3
        Whatever the people are not in doubt AGGRESSION ON THE USSR, AND TODAY ON RUSSIA EXISTS AS A REALITY PLAN FOR THE END OF THE WORLD !!! THEY ARE SYSTEMATICALLY PRESENTING THE PLAN FOR 70 YEARS, AND TODAY THEY ARE CALLING "ANACONDA" REALLY ANACONDI FOR 70 YEARS !!!
        Today, under the pretext of Ruske, they came to the Russian borders tightly and with nuclear weapons. There is no need to have a 1% doubt that if they think that they might attack Rusiu ..
        They have never given up on this plan and will not as long as they have strength.
        It is that what leads them to the mind is eaten by the STRENGTH of the Opponent, there is no moral dilemma and a columbia. Therefore, if by chance they think that they can and will start it is NECESSARY TO HIT SO THAT THE GRASS WON'T GROW THERE FOR THE NEXT 1.000 YEARS AND IT'S RELYING !!!
        1. Maki Avellevich
          Maki Avellevich 20 February 2021 10: 49
          0
          very energetic and aggressive but not entirely clear.
          1. Wolf
            Wolf 20 February 2021 15: 32
            0
            SELF-DEFENSE aggressive? What shouldn't be taken?
  15. Shiva83483
    Shiva83483 19 February 2021 21: 08
    0
    As for me, the tsimus itself is in the following-natyuks conduct exercises, but it is to blame for the whole USSR ... one more confirmation that their "manuals" are from the time of Tsar Pea ... if not the times of mammoths