Western air attachés standing in a light drizzle at Moscow's suburban Tushino airport got an impressive and disquieting glimpse of Red air power.

The military air show was commanded by Air Force Lieut. General Vassily J. Stalin, the boss's son. It was preceded by a plane towing a giant portrait of Joseph Stalin. Following it was a squadron flying in a formation that spelled out Slava Stalinu (Glory to Stalin). The Marshal himself was there, looking tanned and healthy in a new light grey uniform. What interested the Western observers far more were five new Soviet jet types, that whizzed...

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