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US Cold War Artists Impressions

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http://www.dia.mil/history/art/militaryArt.htm

Great stuff!
 

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More, including the amazing Afghani trials of a laser tank that certainly existed only in the overheated imaginations of the US DIA.
 

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Magnificent! Already years ago some paintings were published at the FAS site, but this collection contains many more.
 

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Recently Triton has been posting lots of 'artist's impressions' images from the cold war era DIA's Soviet Military Power annual report. The DIA has a special webpage detailing many of these pictures including some not at defenseimages.mil as part of their Smithsonian exhibition.

http://www.dia.mil/history/art/militaryArt.htm
 

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Abraham Gubler said:
Recently Triton has been posting lots of 'artist's impressions' images from the cold war era DIA's Soviet Military Power annual report. The DIA has a special webpage detailing many of these pictures including some not at defenseimages.mil as part of their Smithsonian exhibition.

http://www.dia.mil/history/art/militaryArt.htm

Duplicate topic my friend. To Search or not to Search. ;)

"US Cold War Artists Impressions" by overscan.
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,462.msg3139/highlight,dia+mil+history+art+militaryart+htm.html#msg3139
 

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overscan said:
laser tank that certainly existed only in the overheated imaginations of the US DIA.

well, not quite certainly...
 

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A lot of these photos found their way into the "Soviet Military Power" publications of the 80's. These publications were meant to facilitate the US military build-up during the same time, which I fully supported. When I began studying the comparative militaries of the US and Soviets and saw those huge SS-18s, 19s and 24's, the Typhoons and Akulas along with the Soviet conventional ground force numbers, I was worried the West would lose WWIII. I could not understand why MX wasn't being build in greater numbers, why the US did not have a missile as powerful as the SS-18.

Interesting to look back to that time ::)
 

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Wow those paintings look really similar to this original painting I have hanging up on my wall. Found it about 8 years ago in the Washington DC area.

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