Operation Anadyr is completed before the Cuban Missile Crisis

Nov 2013
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Kingdom of Sweden
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How would the Cuban Missile Crisis (and the Cold War in general) be affected if the Soviet military deployment to Cuba - Operation Anadyr - was not discovered by the United States before its completion?

The operation included deploying the following Soviet equipment in Cuba, with a total of 50,874 personnel:

10,000 infantry
40x D-30 howitzers (range: 15.4 km)
240x BTR armored personnel carriers (range: 400-500 km)
136x T-55 main battle tanks (range: 480 km)
288x S-75 Dvina surface-to-air missiles with 144 launchers (range: 45 km)

6x SSC-2B anti-ship missiles (range: 90 km)
24x 9K52 Luna-M artillery rockets with 6 launchers (range: 70 km)
80x FKR-1 cruise missiles with 16 launchers (range: 90 km)
36x R-12 ballistic missiles (range: 2,080 km)
24x R-14 ballistic missiles (range: 3,700 km)

40x MiG-21 fighter aircraft (range: 1,210 km)
23x Il-28 medium bombers (range: 2,180 km)
11x An-24 transport aircraft (range: 2,761 km)
33x Mi-4 transport helicopters (range: 500 km)

12x Komar-class missile boats (range: 1,111 km)
4x Project 641 attack submarines (range: 37,000 km)
7x Project 627 ballistic missile submarines (range: 29,632 km, 600 km missile range)

An additional 2 cruisers, 4 destroyers, 16 torpedo boats and 7 support ships were also prepared to join the deployment, should secrecy no longer be required.
 

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