Cuban Missile Crisis 1962
This photograph. taken on November 10, 1962 (from less than 500 ft.
altitude at a speed of 713 mph). Clearly shown are Soviet-built SA-2
surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) in place at launch sites. It is claimed
that this was President Kennedy's favorite photo of the installations,
and was mounted in the oval office. He used this photo to demonstrate
the nature of the threat that the offensive weapons provided. The
pattern of dots surrounding the sites are claimed to be camouflage