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A French Pluton missile launcher.

A now preserved British Bloodhound SAM missile.

Tu-95MS Bear H RF-94130 off Scotland in 2014. The soviets also used them.

2 F-100Ds of the 79th Fighter Squadron, based at Woodbridge, but part of the 20th Tactical Fighter Wing, RAF Wethersfield Essex.

The plan[]

By what I can gather, the Soviet policy of the 1960s and 1970s held that the UK and France were to be bombed in to submission, not nuked unless absolutely necessary. High value British targets like like RAF Upper Heyford, RAF Croughton, RAF Molesworth, RAF Woodbridge, Greenham Air Base, RAF Fylingdales, RAF Caistor, RAF Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath, like the Bloodhound missile sites at RAF Dunholme Lodge, RAF Watton, RAF Marham, RAF Rattlesden, RAF Woolfox Lodge, RAF Carnaby, RAF Warboys, RAF Breighton, RAF Mission and RAF North Coates were to be devastated with heavy conventional bombings.

France would have faced the same with an attack going for there atomic missiles, high value targets and SAM batteries as well.

The Soviets did not want to provoke an immediate nuclear response or over stretch there forces whist fighting in Europe. The conventional attack would last 1 week and they would  try to intimidate both nations in to surrender.

The UK and France had no intention to surrender. A failure to do so would lead to a nuclear attack by the Soviets.

Outside of central Europe the Soviets' plans for Europe were to destroy military and industrial stuff, since they wanted to conquer, enslave and plunder (see the creation of the GDR). The USA was the only nation who went mostly after eastern European civvies in cities. The British, French, Chinese, S. Africans and the Israelis only wanted to do what was necessary to stay alive. A sea strike at Inishtrahull off the Donegal coast, since UK subs regularly loitered their.

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