Russian Weapons of World War II

Russian Weapons of World War II

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The weapons used by Soviet forces during World War II were some of the most reliable, robust and in some cases revolutionary military hardware employed by any army, providing archetypal models that were developed for decades after the end of the war. The iconic T-34 proved to be the most versatile medium tank of the war, while artillery such as the 152mm M1943 howitzer was still being used well into the 1990s by forces in Africa and the Middle East. The PPSh-41 submachine gun and Tokarev SVT-40 formed the basis for the famous Cold War-era AK-47 assault rifle, while the Katyusha multiple rocket launcher has been copied and improved upon by military forces the world over right up to the present day.
Russian Weapons of World War II features every weapon deployed by the Red Army during World War II, divided into chapter by type: tanks and armoured fighting vehicles, artillery, small arms, aircraft and naval weapons. There is also a chapter on the numerous lend-lease vehicles supplied by the Western Allies, including the Matilda, Sherman and Churchill tanks, Douglas A-20 and Handley Page Hampden bombers, and the many trucks and support vehicles built by General Motors, Chevrolet, GMC, Austin and Ford.
Packed with easy-to-understand diagrams, graphs and illustrations, Russian Weapons of World War II is an essential reference guide for anyone interested in the military technology of World War II.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 214 x 270 x 22.86mm | 1,112g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 200 artworks and photos; 200 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1782746307
  • 9781782746300
  • 830,598

Table of contents

Introduction

1. Tanks and Armoured Fighting Vehicles:
T-18
T-20 armoured tractor Komsomolets
T-27 tankette
T-26 (all models - 1931, 1933, 1936, 1938, 1939)
KhT Light Flame Tank
T-37 amphibious tank
T-38 amphibious tank
T-40 amphibious tank
T-50
T-60
T-70M
BT-2
BT-5
BT-7
T-24
T-28
A-20 Prototype
T-34/76
PT-34 mine rolling tank
OT-34 Flame Tank
T-34/85
T-35
SMK/T-100
KV-1
KV-1S
KV-2
KV-85
IS-1
IS-2
IS-3
ZiS-30 tank destroyer
KhTZ tank destroyer
SU-76
SU-76M
SU-76i
SU-85
SU-100
SU-122
SU-152
ISU-122
ISU-152

Armoured cars:
BA-20
BA-6
BA-10
BA-64

Armoured trains:
NKVD armoured rail-cruiser MBV D-2
armoured rail-cruiser MBV-2
NKPS-1942/ OB-3/BP-43

2. Artillery, Rockets & Mortars
Mortars:
37mm Spade Mortar
RM-38
82mm mortars (see WLA-42 motorcycle and sidecar)
107mm M1938 mortar
120-PM-43 mortar
160mm Mortar M1943

Katyusha Rocket Systems:
BM-13
BM-8
BM-31

Anti-tank Guns:
45mm anti-tank gun M1932 (19-K)/ 45mm anti-tank gun M1937 (53-K)
45mm anti-tank gun M1942 (M-42)
57mm anti-tank gun M1943 (ZiS-2)
76mm Kurchevsky's DRP recoilless gun
76mm regimental gun M1927 (see Su-12 GAZ AAA truck)
76mm regimental gun M1943
76mm divisional gun M1902/30
76mm divisional gun M1936 (F-22)
76mm divisional gun M1939 (USV)
76mm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3)
100mm field gun M1944 (BS-3)
107mm gun M1910/30
107mm divisional gun M1940 (M-60)
122 mm gun M1931/37 (A-19)
122 mm howitzer M1909/37
122 mm howitzer M1910/30
122 mm howitzer M1938 (M-30)
152 mm gun M1910/30
152 mm gun M1910/34
152 mm gun M1935 (Br-2)
152 mm howitzer M1909/30
152 mm howitzer M1938 (M-10)
152 mm howitzer M1943 (D-1)
152 mm howitzer-gun M1937 (ML-20)
203 mm howitzer M1931 (B-4)
280 mm howitzer M1939 (Br-5)

AA Guns:
25 mm automatic air defence gun M1940 (72-K)
37 mm automatic air defence gun M1939 (61-K)
76 mm air defence gun M1931/76 mm air defence gun M1938
85 mm air defence gun M1939 (52-K)

3. Small Arms, Grenades & Flamethrowers
Nagant M1895
TT pistol
Mosin-Nagant M1891/30
Mosin-Nagant M1938 Carbine
Simonov AVS-36
Tokarev SVT-38
Tokarev SVT-40
Degtyarev DP27/28 Light Machine Gun
PM M1910
Goryunov SG-43
DShK-38 Heavy Machine Gun
PPSh-41
PPS-43
PTRD-41/PTRS-41 Anti-tank Rifles
Flamethrowers: ROKS flamethrowers

4. Aircraft
Aircraft Armaments
Polikarpov I-15/I-153
Polikarpov I-16
LaGG-1/LaGG-3
La-5
La-7
Yak-1
Yak-1M
Yak-3
Yak-9
Il-2 Shturmovik
Il-10
Ilyushin DB-3/Ilyushin Il-4
Tupolev SB
Petlyakov Pe-2
Tupolev Tu-2S
Petlyakov Pe-8

5. Lend-Lease
Aircraft:
Curtiss P40 Kittyhawk
Bell P39 Aircobra/P63 Kingcobra
Douglas A-20
North American B-25 Mitchell
Handley Page Hampden
Hawker Hurricane
Supermarine Spitfire

AFVs:
Universal Carrier
Matilda
Valentine
Churchill (II, III, IV)
M3 Stuart
M3 General Lee
M4A2 Sherman
M10 tank destroyer
Tetrarch light tank
M3A1 Scout Car
M2/M5/M9 Halftracks
M17 MGMC
T48 MGC

6. Ships and Submarines
Naval weapons
Gangut-class battleships
Sovetsky Soyuz-class battleships
Kronshtadt-class battlecruiser
Kirov-class cruisers
Leningrad-class destroyer leaders
Gnevny-class/Soobrazitelnyy-class destroyers
Soviet K-class submarine
Soviet S-class submarine

Index
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About David Porter

Since leaving the British Ministry of Defence in 2006 after 29 years' service, David Porter has worked on a number of research projects, contributing articles and book reviews to the BBC History Magazine, the British Army Review and the Royal Engineers Journal.
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