This is part of a larger essay.
State Sovereignty and Inter-state Unions 17
The case is that in May 1945:
- the USSR had the most advanced artillery on the globe, and in Europe, on the number of large-calibre artillery. The USSR had almost double the combined artillery of the US and the UK, even without? counting the artillery they captured from the Third Re*ch;
- in Europe, the US and the UK had 103 divisions, and according to their own estimation the Soviet forces were equivalent to 264 allied divisions (to oppose them????
- the general ratio of aircraft was also not in favour of the US and UK - 8,798 aircraft against 11,742 Soviet aircraft. The fact that in strategic aviation the US and UK almost doubled the USSR did not change the situation, as:
a) in the upcoming war, attacks by air would be more extensively required, which was almost lacking by the US and UK; UNCLEAR what the US and the UK lacked (what does 'which" refer to?)
b) the USSR had a powerful fighter aviation,, clashing with which by the fighter aviation of the US and UK resulted in defeat of the latter. "fighter aviation" doesn't make sense. Do you mean the people (pilots) or the machines (planes)? and the "defeat of the latter" is in the past ?
Moreover, the Soviet aces not only shot down fighter aircrafts of the US and UK, but showed that unlike the Luftwaffe's aces, they did not avoid attacks and the "unapproachable" "Flying Fortresses" of the US and the UK. In the beginning of May 1945, a regiment under the three-time-hero of the Soviet Union, Ivan Nikitovich Kozhedub, was directly ordered to prevent at any cost the bombing of the B-17 "Flying Fortresses" group that entered the Soviet occupation zone of Germany with an unknown aim. Despite desperate resistance, three American bombers were shot down and others hurriedly withdrew to their own territory. The Soviet pilots had no losses.