Red October: Ryan’s Soviet Tactics Book

Seen very briefly inside Jack Ryan’s briefcase as he is packing in the opening credits is this small paperback book titled “Tactics” and subtitled “A Soviet View.”

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This is a real book, and was edited by V. G. Reznichenko, published in Moscow in 1984 (as “Taktika”), and translated and republished by the USAF in 1987 (printed by the GPO?), apparently with the approval of the Soviet Union.

This was apparently intended for officers of the Soviet Army and military academy students.

Ironically, since this was printed in 1987, Ryan couldn’t have had a copy in 1984.


Author: Staff Writer

Thirty-something graphic designer trapped in a boring part of Florida.

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