- Category: Retired Aircraft Histories
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- Written by Anchit Gupta & Jagan Pillarisetti
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Which "aircraft" was 35 ft long, inducted in 1964, could fly at three times the speed of sound, had no wings and was inducted in huge numbers? It was the IAF's first Sufrace to Air Guided Weapon - the S-75 Dvina missile system [NATO : SA-2 Guideline]. The history of the Dvina in IAF service was (and still is) obscured and obfuscated for years. For the first time, an attempt is made to trace its origins and its service till 1992.