Wars and Conflicts, Cuban Missile Crisis; Photography, Reconnaissance, Aerial, Cuba, La Coloma, SA-2 Missile (V-75 Dvina, Guideline) Site. digital image


Collection Item Summary:

Straight vertical color aerial reconnaissance photograph showing a Soviet SA-2 Missile (V-75 Dvina, Guideline) surface to air missile (SAM) site in La Coloma, Cuba, November 10, 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Taken by a Lockheed U-2, this is one of the first color aerial reconnaissance photographs.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aerial reconnaissance
  • Cold War, 1945-1989

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National Air and Space Museum Archives

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