The Red Army Air Force in the First Days of Operation Barbarossa

First Days of Operation Barbarossa

The Red Army Air Force (VVS) was totally unprepared to resist the largest land invasion force in history. When Operation Barbarossa launched on the 22nd of June 1941, many of the Soviet planes were destroyed on their airfields, and those that get up into the air had severe disadvantages against the Luftwaffe. In this video, we’ll explore some of the reasons why.


I’m neither defending nor praising either the Soviet Union or the Third Reich in this video; merely explaining the history and the perceptions some have on the events of the past does not mean I support what happened. This video is discussing events or concepts that are academic, educational and historical in nature. This video is for informational purposes and was created so we may better understand the past and learn from the mistakes others have made.


Credit to : TIK

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