While most cold war bimbos were designated for espionage, political, and private sector use, a few like the one pictured above did find their way onto the battle field.

These units were often more streamlined, with tighter tolerances to ensure ongoing operational effectiveness. Their primarily purpose was often to increase the troupes moral on a day to day basis.

While most of the details of these endeavours have been lost to the sands of time, once in a while the details are uncovered. In this case, scribbled on the back of the photo, were the details of the assignment, specifically to a particular air unit who had shot down more enemy planes that week than any other.