With numerous first-hand combat accounts, and detailed technical explanations, this book is ideal for both the general reader and the firearms enthusiast.
Author: Chris McNab
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The submachine gun (SMG) came to be the embodiment of the Soviet fighting spirit during World War II. From 1943 the Red Army's preference for close-quarters combat resulted in entire infantry units being equipped with nothing but SMGs. By deploying multiple SMG-armed companies and battalions, the Red Army was able to develop ferocious firepower in urban warfare and position assaults, the soldiers keeping within the SMG's effective range of about 150m to nullify the German skills in armoured and manoeuvre warfare, artillery support and aerial bombardment. Featuring expert analysis and an array of specially commissioned full-colour artwork, this engaging study explains the history, use and development of Soviet wartime SMGs in detail. It gives particular focus to the tactical applications of these weapons in combat, and how they compared to firearms wielded by their German opponents. With numerous first-hand combat accounts, and detailed technical explanations, this book is ideal for both the general reader and the firearms enthusiast.
The Soviet forces during World War II had some of the most reliable, robust, and revolutionary military hardware available.
Author: David Porter
Publisher: Amber Books
The Soviet forces during World War II had some of the most reliable, robust, and revolutionary military hardware available. From artillery to aircraft, small arms to ships, and tanks to trucks, this expert reference explores the weaponry that made the Russian Army so powerful. Packed with easy-to-understand diagrams, graphs, and illustrations, it's essential reading for anyone interested in military technology.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 93. Chapters: World War II Soviet guns, World War II Soviet infantry weapons, Molotov cocktail, Katyusha rocket launcher, Mosin-Nagant, M1911 pistol, 152 mm howitzer-gun M1937, 122 mm howitzer M1938, Mauser C96, 152 mm howitzer M1943, 122 mm gun M1931/37, 107 mm divisional gun M1940, 76 mm divisional gun M1939, 76 mm divisional gun M1936, 152 mm howitzer M1938, 107 mm gun M1910/30, 152 mm gun M1910/34, 152 mm gun M1910/30, 152 mm gun M1935, 76 mm divisional gun M1942, 122 mm howitzer M1910/30, 57 mm anti-tank gun M1943, 152 mm howitzer M1909/30, 122 mm howitzer M1909/37, TT pistol, SVT-40, PPSh-41, 152 mm howitzer M1910/37, 37 mm automatic air defense gun M1939, 37 mm anti-tank gun M1930, Boys anti-tank rifle, DShK, PPS submachine gun, Nagant M1895, D-10 tank gun, Degtyaryov machine gun, F-34 tank gun, 45 mm anti-aircraft gun, 85 mm air defense gun M1939, 45 mm anti-tank gun M1937, PTRD, 76 mm divisional gun M1902/30, AVS-36, PPD-40, 45 mm anti-tank gun M1942, RPG-43, 76 mm regimental gun M1927, 100 mm field gun M1944, PM M1910, F1 grenade, PTRS-41, 76 mm mountain gun M1938, 76 mm regimental gun M1943, SG-43 Goryunov, RGD-33 grenade, 76 mm air defense gun M1938, 25 mm automatic air defense gun M1940, NR-40, RPG-6, 210 mm gun M1939, 203 mm howitzer M1931, TMD-44 and TMD-B mines, 305 mm howitzer M1939, ROKS flamethrowers, List of World War II weapons of the Soviet Union, RPG-40, RG-42, TM-44 mine, DS-39, Canon de 76 M(montagne) modele 1909 Schneider, TM-35 mine, RG-41, TMD-40 mine, Pistolet-pulemet. Excerpt: The M1911 is a single-action, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, and recoil-operated handgun chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge. John M. Browning designed the firearm which was the standard-issue side arm for the United States armed forces from 1911 to 1985. The M1911 is still carried by some U.S. forces. It was widely used in Worl...
War II workhorse , the Sherman , fitted with a newer high - velocity 76mm gun ,
became the principal Korea battle tank . ... 62mm PPSh 41 ( Burp Gun ) :
Designed during World War II , the PPSh 41 submachine gun indicated the Soviet belief ...
Author: T. R. Fehrenbach
Publisher: Potomac Books Incorporated
Presents a broad view of events in the Korean and international arenas along with the personal narratives of individual soldiers.
The Ferguson flintlock rifle of the U.S. War of Independence and several other
breechloaders, including the famous Dreyse “needle gun” ... both, has taken
place, especially in Communist armies where the 7.62-millimetre (0.3-inch) Soviet Model 1943 intermediate-power cartridge ... Assault rifles, designed to be
used like submachine guns but firing rifle-power ammunition, were introduced in World War II.
Submachine Guns These short - range automatic weapons fired pistol
ammunition . ... Their high rate of fire also recommended their use by World War II
airborne troops and special forces . The Soviets began massproducing them in
1938 ; German troops ( particularly in the Panzer divisions ) were well supplied
by 1939 .
Author: Margaret E. Wagner
A visual narrative history provides encyclopedic information on a wide range of topics, from the social movements behind the war and the leadership of principal combatants to the plights of its refugees and its political aftermath. 60,000 first printing.
A Special Weapons Analysis Chuck Taylor ... Here three Commandos interrogate
two captured German prisoners . ... The final days of World War II disclosed that
the Soviets had used staggering quantities of PPSh - 41 and PPS - 43 SMGs ...
Author: Chuck Taylor
From one of America's top shooting instructors comes an analysis of two controversial, misunderstood and misemployed small arms. Hundreds of photos detail field-testing of both, basic and advanced training drills, tactical rules, gun accessories and modifications. Loading procedures, carrying and fighting positions and malfunction clearance drills are included to promote weapon effectiveness.
Russian autopistol : blowback operated , air - cooled and magazine fed . ...
weapon , it was frequently encountered in sérvice among Guards and other
special troops formed , during World War II , of ... A general look at Soviet submachine guns leaves one with the following impressions : the cartridge may
be slightly less ...
303 Lee Enfield rifle of World War I design , a Soviet - made submachine gun
from World War II , and a modern Kalashnikov . BELOW : Glad to be going home . Soviet soldiers among the first batch to leave at the start of the withdrawal of Soviet ...
Author: Stephen Dalziel
Publisher: Smithmark Pub
A chronicle of the Soviet Union charts its rise and fall, discussing the overthrow of the czar, the revolution, life under communism, and the events of 1989.
These requirements are very demanding During World War II , the Soviet ground
forces were made up of foot soldiers armed with rifles or submachine guns ,
mortars , artillery , rockets , and T - 34 tanks . They were supplied principally by ...
Author: John Erickson
Category: Soviet Union
En bog om Den røde Hær omfattende en redegørelse for den historiske udvikling fra 1941-1985, en analyse af hærens operationsprocedurer, om normer i hæren, hærens flyvevåben, og endelig en vurdering af verdens mest veludrustede hær.
Soviet Guards Tank Corps Soviet Line Tanks Corps IF REDESIGNATED Tank
Corps Year Destroyed Year * Reformed Year ... HQ Two Rifle Companies , each
108 9 light machine guns , 2 machine guns , 3 anti - tank rifles Submachine Gun
Author: Tim Bean
Category: Tanks (Military science)
At the start of the campaign on the Eastern Front, in the earliest days of Operation Barbarossa, it was the German armour that swept all in front of it as the Wehrmacht drove eastwards in an unrelenting advance on Leningrad, Moscow and Stalingrad. The ill-prepared and under-resourced Russian forces were forced to retreat. Gradually, the balance of the war swung in favour of the Russian forces, whose strength both in numbers and equipment proved decisive in the ultimate defeat of the German forces in the east. Critical in the Soviet victory was its armour; tanks such as the T-34 proving the equal, if not better than, some of the tanks available to the Germans. This authoritative history of the Soviet forces before and during World War 2, reveals the development of their tactics in the early post-revolutionary era right through to the ultimate victory in Berlin in May 1945. The dramatic struggle of the tank crews against the German advance is told through some 200 contemporary photographs, many of which have never been seen before.The photographs include images of tank training in the 1920s and 1930s, on active service, and many compelling pictures from some of the major tank battles of the day. Over the past five years, aided by the opening up of archives in Russia previously closed to western experts, there has been a massive growth in interest in the events that occurred on the Eastern Front. Russian Tanks is an important addition to the literature currently available, exploring as it does, the vitally important Soviet armour of the period.
... against the Russians in World War I to secure Finnish independence. During
the subsequent fighting, Finnish skills on skis offset Soviet mass using tactical
mobility and elusiveness. The Finns used the excellent Suomi submachine gun
The cartridge as we have stated before is the one used also in the Russian submachine gun . Military Use of Pistols During World War II Statistics compiled
by American military authorities during the course of the war indicate that the
Wearing U.S. Army OD's , the Austrian troops carry Soviet submachine guns , and
use General Motors trucks to pull German antitank guns left over from World War II . Overhead , British Vampire jets roar ; and as the parade passes , the clang ...
M3 The Thompson ceased manufacture during World War II once General Motors
had the M3 sub - machine gun in volume ... Using the same stick magazine as
existing Soviet SMGs and chambered for the same 7.62mmx25 pistol round , the
... submachine - guns - - was nullified in the course of the war . World War II
showed the maturity of Soviet designers and the many - sided experience of the
workers in the Soviet machine - building industry , who speedily organized the