Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Shield 84 Warsaw Pact Military Exercise (1984)

anti aircraft tank

The largest military exercise in Czech Republic took place in 1984 and was called the Shield 84. It was attended by 60 thousand soldiers from seven countries. Compared to the usual exercises of the Warsaw Pact troops, however, differed one unique - the mass launch of 72 aircraft, which had to leave the airport in Saaz in just five minutes.

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