The Pacific Theater of World War II

One of the most notable developments during this period was the introduction of surface-to-air missiles (SAMs). These long-range missiles offered a significant improvement over traditional anti-aircraft guns, providing greater reach and accuracy. The Soviet Union's deployment of the S-75 Dvina (NATO reporting name: SA-2 Guideline) surface-to-air missile system during the Cold War exemplified the growing importance of SAMs in air defense.