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Soviet Impressions of Pershing II


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Looking around at various information sources available to me, there's quite a lot of information on what the west though of the SS-20. Anecdotally (speaking to a family member who was a Pershing II crewman in the late 1980s), the SS-20 was generally inferior to the Pershing II (especially in accuracy), but it was generally felt that this didn't matter, due to the SS-20's quite large warhead (incidentally, according to previously mentioned family member, the main thing on the minds of Pershing II crewmen was how to quickly GTFO the launch site).


I'm curious as to how the Soviets regarded the Pershing II. Was it regarded as a major threat, or was it of relatively little strategic concern?

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