Vozdushno-desantnye voyska

Air-Landing Forces


[2] [3] VDV flag, great and medium emblem.

Active 1930s – present
Country [4] Soviet Union (until 1991)

[5] Russian Federation

Allegiance Supreme Commander-in-Chief
Type Airborne Forces
Role Light infantryairborne infantry,

airmobile infantrypeacekeepers

Size 35,000[1]
Nickname Blue Berets, Winged Infantry
Motto Russian: Никто, кроме нас.

English: Nobody, but us

Colors Sky Blue
Anniversaries August 2 – Day of Desantniks

World War II Afghan War First Chechen War Second Chechen War 2008 South Ossetia war

World War 3



General-Colonel Vladimir Shamanov


V. F. Margelov

The Russian Airbone Troops is a branch of the Russian Army and a faction in the World War 3 series.  They were formed during the 1930s prior to World War II and they are the main aerial forces in the novel.

World War 3Edit

World War 3: Sinister OperationsEdit

In World War 3: Sinister Operations, pilot Valeriya Azarova is shot down over Europe during Operation Grendel and later found by Vulture Force.  Their jets are seen dogfighting against Iron Hand fighters.  They are also seen dropping troops across war-torn areas across America.