Characteristic Star of David pattern

March 11, 2012

Characteristic Star of David pattern

Characteristic Star of David pattern

Completed SA-2 surface-to-air missile site at La Coloma showing “characteristic Star of David pattern.”

Source: The Cuban Missile Crisis 1962: The Photographs which includes many more good photos. Another favorite is #28 “October 25, 1962: U.S. Navy surveillance of first Soviet F-class submarine to surface near the quarantine line (conning tower number 945, Soviet fleet number B-130, commanded by Shumkov).”

Also worth a read: Wild Weasel. “A Wild Weasel is an aircraft (usually United States Air Force) specially equipped with radar seeking missiles, and tasked with destroying the radars and SAM installations of enemy air defence systems.”