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The Threat

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.), despite emerging from World War II with a battered economy, maintained 120 army divisions and powerful air and naval forces. In 1946, U.S. military intelligence estimated that the Soviet Union's huge military could overrun Western Europe, reaching the Atlantic Ocean and the northern border of Spain.

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Soviet Echo II

Soviet Echo II Model

The Echo II was the U.S.S.R.'s primary anti-carrier submarine, serving during the 1960s and into the 1970s. The submarine had to surface to launch its eight anti-ship cruise missiles but could do so in 20 minutes. The U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Intelligence produced this model to better understand the Soviet submarine threat.

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Echo II
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