Today is May 9 — Victory Day over the fascist invaders. It was a victory deserved the highest price. — at the cost of millions of human lives. Millions of Soviet, American, British soldiers fought in the war. Soldiers from other countries joined the battle. And what did the soldiers go into battle? What weapons were used from different countries?
This holiday collection is devoted to the anti-Hitler coalition.
- Supreme Commander: Joseph Stalin (Dzhugashvili)
- Wehrmacht: June 22, 1941
Rifles and carbines
Mosin rifle sample 1891. «Trilinek». The three small-line arms — 7.62 mm rifle S.I. Mosin, modernized in 1930. Her merits are well known. — durability, reliability, unpretentiousness in service in combination with goal range — 2 km.
SVT-40. «Sveta». At the end of the 1930s, the eminent Soviet gunsmith designer F.V. Tokarev has developed a 10-charge self-loading rifle feces 7.62 mm SVT-38, named after the upgrade SVT-40. She is «lost weight» 600g a bit later a sniper rifle appeared at its base. Automatic shooting was provided for the removal of powder gases. Ammunition was placed in a box, detachable store.
PPD-40. It was a transition from rifles to automatic weapons. The Red Army began to fight PPD-40 — submachine gun Vasily Alekseevich Degtyarev. For those times PPD-40 domestic and foreign counterparts
PPSH-40. «Daddy». Before the creator PPSh-40 – Designer Georgy Semenovich Shpagin has been faced with From its predecessor – PPD-40, PCA inherited drum shop on 71 rounds. A little later, the 35-round cartridges store was developed for it. The weight of the automata (both versions) was 5.3 and 4.15 kg, respectively. Rate of fire PPSh-40 reached 300 meters
PPP-42. In the summer of 1942, young designer Alexey Sudayev presented his brainchild – submachine gun 7.62 mm. He was strikingly different from his «senior fellow» PPD and PPSh-40 rational layout, higher adaptability and ease of manufacture. PPS-42 It was a 3.5kg lighter and required. However, despite the quite obvious advantages, he never became a mass weapon, leaving the palm PPSh-40. However, according to some opinions, PPS-42 — best submachine gun World War II.
Manual machine gun DP-27. «Degtyarev». By the beginning of the war light machine gun DP-27 (Degtyarev infantry, cal. 7.62mm) His automation was driven by energy of powder gases. The gas regulator is reliably protected. DP-27 He could only fire up short shots of 3-5 shots. Ammunition of 47 rounds in one row. The store itself was mounted on the receiver. Machine weight was 8.5 kg. Increased shop order by almost 3 kg.
TT-33. «Totoshka». TT pistol was announced for the 1929 competition for a new army pistol revolver «revolver» There are several models of foreign-made revolvers and pistols by the mid-1920s. As of the standard cartridge 7.63? 25 mm Mauser.
- Supreme Commander: Winston Churchill
- The beginning of the war with the troops of the Wehrmacht: September 3, 1939
Rifles and carbines
Lee-enfield — It has been noted that it has been the case for the first half of the 20th century rifles. «Lee enfield» — standard british army rifle since the 1950s, it was replaced with a self-loading rifle L1A1.
STEN — English submachine gun, created in 1941. It was the United Kingdom of Great Britain. He was in service with the British army until the early 1960s.
Bren (Brno Enfield) — English light machine gun, Czechoslovak modification machine gun ZB-26. Development Bren began in 1931. In 1934, the first version of the machine gun, which was called the ZGB-34, appeared. The final version appeared in 1938 and was launched in the series. There is a chance to make a lot of effort. On arms of the british troops BREN Mk1 was adopted on August 8, 1938.
«Enfield» (eng. Enfield No. 2) — revolver, It was widely used during the Second World War. Distinguish between version number 2 Mk-I * and later number 2 Mk-I **. Remained in service until the 1960s. It is still in progress.
- Supreme Commander: Franklin Roosevelt
- Wehrmacht: December 7, 1941
Rifles and carbines
M1 Carbine (full name — US Carbine, Caliber .30, M1) — This has been the case since the World War II. In the domestic literature, the M1 Carbine is sometimes mistakenly called «baby garand» or «Garanda carbine», but in American sources such names are not found.
Springfield m1903 (Springfield sample. 1903, formally United States Rifle, Caliber .30, Model 1903) — American shopping rifle. It was officially adopted by the US Army on June 19, 1936, in 1936; the infantry were armed with magazine rifles.
Submachine gun Thompson. «Tommy gan» — American submachine gun developed by the company Auto ordnance in 1920 and actively used during the Second World War. The American Army adopted a submachine gun. «Thompson» M1928A1. From the model M1928, he was distinguished from the additional pistol grip. In early 1942, a new model M1 was created. — lightweight.
Browning M1918. Full title Browning Automatic Rifle or abbreviation BAR (from English — «Browning Automatic Rifle») — an automatic rifle or light machine gun designed by John Moses Browning. Browning M1918 was designed specifically for infantrymen going to the attack. It was possible that it could be worn on the belt.
M1911 — self-loading pistol chambered for .45 ACP. Designed by John Moses Browning in 1908 under the name Colt-Browning (U.S. Patent 984519, Feb. 14, 1911). Armed Forces from 1911 to 1985, it was allowed to use it.
This will be updated during the Second World War.
Weapons of the anti-Hitler coalition &# 8212; selection of photos