The PTRS-41, also called the Simonov, was an anti-tank rifle based on the earlier PTRD-41, designed and produced by the Soviet Union during World War II. It was a bolt-action rifle that resembled a peice of pipe mounted on a rifle stock. It had a total lengh of aproximently 7 feet from shoulder pad to muzzle break. A bipod steadied the rifle while one man handed the operator the amunition. The weapon could penetrate 1.2 inches of steel armor at 500 yards, however it was most effective when used to damage the tracks and running gear of tanks, crippling them and making them easy targets for aircraft and artillery. ...more on Wikipedia about "14.5mm PTRS-41"
The AVS-36 (from Avtomaticheskaya Vintovka Simonova 1936 model; Russian: Автоматическая винтовка Симонова образца 1936 года) was a Soviet automatic rifle which saw service in the early years of World War II. It was among the early select-fire infantry rifles (capable of both single and full-automatic fire) formally adopted for military service. ...more on Wikipedia about "AVS-36"
The Ruchnoy Pulemyot Degtyarev pakhotnyi (Degtyarev hand-held infantry machine gun), more commonly called the DP-28, was a light machine gun used by the Soviet Union starting in 1928. It fired 7.62 x 54 mm R. The DP-28 was a good weapon on the battlefield for the most part: it had great stopping power and had a decently fast firing rate. However, its main drawback was the fact that its bipod could not withstand much abuse and easily broke. Also, the magazine, which was usually a drum with 47 rounds that fed in from the top, was relatively small (continuous fire for long periods could not be relied on as much as they could for other weapons of the time, such as the American Browning .30-cal), and took some time to reload. However, other than that, it was a good weapon. ...more on Wikipedia about "DP-28"
The DShK (ДШК, for Дегтярёва Шпагина Крупнокалиберный, Degtyarev-Shpagin Large Calibre) is a Soviet heavy anti-aircraft machine gun firing 12.7×107 mm Soviet cartridges, also used at some times as an heavy machine gun for infantry use, in which case it was frequently seen on a two-wheeled mounting with a single-sheet armour-plate gun shield. ...more on Wikipedia about "DShK"
The Soviet F-1 hand grenade, nicknamed the limonka (lemon) is an anti-personnel fragmentation grenade. It contains a 60 gram explosive charge ( TNT). The total weight of the grenade with the fuze is about 600 grams. The UZRGM fuze is a universal Russian type also used in the RG-41, RG-42, and RGD-5 grenades. The fuze time is 3.5 to 4 seconds. ...more on Wikipedia about "F1 grenade"
The Mosin-Nagant (Russian: Мосин-Наган) is a bolt action, five round, military rifle that was used by the armed forces of Imperial Russia and later the Soviet Union and various Eastern bloc nations. Also known as the Three-Line Rifle (Трёхлинейная винтовка), it was the first to use the .30 caliber 7.62 x 54 mm R cartridge. It was in service in various forms from 1891 until the 1960s, when it was finally replaced in its final function as a sniper rifle by the SVD rifle (Снайперская винтовка Драгунова - Snayperskaya Vintovka Dragunova - Dragunov's Sniper Rifle). ...more on Wikipedia about "Mosin-Nagant"
The Nagant revolver was designed and produced by a Belgian industrialist, Léon Nagant. It was adopted, in various forms, by the police and military services of Sweden (in 7.5mm. calibre), Poland, France (in 8mm.), and, most importantly, Russia, as the model of 1895. Léon Nagant and his brother Emile were well known in the Russian czar’s court and military administration because of the important part they had played in the design of the Russian service rifle, the Mosin-Nagant model of 1891 The Nagant M1895 became the standard issue sidearm for Russian army and police officers, later including the special services, the NKVD and the KGB. ...more on Wikipedia about "Nagant M1895"
Pistolet-pulemet (Пистоле́т-пулемёт) means submachine gun in Russian. The name is most often used in relation to a series of weapons made by the Soviet Union which includes PPD-40, PPSh-41 and PPS-43. The letter after the PP (ПП) in the gun's designation is from the designer's name. For example, the "Sh" in PPSh stands for Shpagin (Russian: Шпагин). ...more on Wikipedia about "Pistolet-pulemet"
The PPD (Pistolet-Pulemet Degtyarova, Russian: Пистолет-пулемёт Дегтярёва) is a submachine gun originally designed in 1934 by Vasily Degtyaryov. It was a near direct copy of the German Bergmann MP28, though it utilized the large ammunition drum, copy of the Finnish M31 Suomi drum magazine. It first went into military service in 1935 as PPD-34. Later 1938 and 1940 modifications were designated PPD-34/38 and PPD-40, respectively, and introduced minor changes. Nonetheless, PPD-40 was too complicated and expensive to mass-produce, and although it was used in action in initial stages of World War II, by the end of 1941 it was quickly phased out and replaced by superior and cheaper PPSh-41. ...more on Wikipedia about "PPD-40"
Designed by Aleksei Sudaev and first issued during the Siege of Leningrad, PPS-43 (Pistolet-Pulemet Sudaeva, Russian: Пистолет-пулемёт Судаева) was a result of further simplification of the PPSh-41, and it is often considered the best submachine gun of World War II. ...more on Wikipedia about "PPS-43"
Designed by Georgii Shpagin, the PPSh-41 (Pistolet-Pulemet Shpagina, Russian: Пистолет-пулемёт Шпагина, nicknamed Peh-peh-shah, Shpagin and Burp Gun) was one of the most mass produced weapons of World War II. Finding that PPD was too expensive and time consuming to build, the PPSh was designed as an inexpensive alternate. One of the key things that made this gun cheaper was that there were no screws or bolts on it, all metal parts were stamped. ...more on Wikipedia about "PPSh-41"
The PTRD-41 was a anti-tank rifle produced and used by the Soviet Red Army during WWII. It was a single-shot weapon that fired 14.5 x 114 mm rounds. ...more on Wikipedia about "PTRD"
The PTRS-41 is the Semiautomatic cousin of the PTRD anti tank rifle. ...more on Wikipedia about "PTRS"
The Soviet RG-41 stick grenade was an anti-tank weapon developed during World War II. It contained a 1 kilogram high-explosive charge. The total weight of the grenade with the fuse was about 1.1 kilograms. It used the 3.5 to 4 second UZRGM fuse. The UZRGM fuse is a universal Russian type also used in the RGD-5, RG-42, and F1 grenades. ...more on Wikipedia about "RG-41"
The Soviet RG-42 was an anti-personnel fragmentation stick grenade developed from the prior RGD-33 during World War II. It contained about 200 grams of explosive charge ( TNT). The total weight of the grenade with the fuse was about 500 grams. It used the 3.2 to 4 second UZRGM fuse. The UZRGM is a Russian fuse also used in the RGD-5, RG-41, and F1 grenades. ...more on Wikipedia about "RG-42"
The Soviet RGD-33 was an anti-personnel fragmentation stick grenade developed in 1933 from the Model 1914 grenade used during World War I. It contained about 200 grams of explosive charge ( TNT) in a cylindrical can attached to a throwing handle making it about 200 millimeters long. In itself, this grenade is of an "offensive" type, using blast as its primary effect, The grenade was unusual in that it had an optional "jacket" – a se latice metal sleeve that fitted over the grenade proper for greater shrapnel dispersion. With the 100-gram jacket it was said to be in "defensive" mode; otherwise it was in "offensive" mode. The total weight of the grenade without the jacket was about 600 grams. Before use, a locking catch on the handle must be operated and fuze inserted into the top of the can to make the grenade operational. ...more on Wikipedia about "RGD-33 Grenade"
The Sokolov Pulemyot Maxima (also known as the Pulemyot Maxima PM1910 "Maxim machine gun 1910") was a machine gun used by the Russian Army during World War I. It was adopted in 1910 and was a variant of Hiram Maxim's Maxim gun, chambered with standard Russian 7.62x54r ammunition. ...more on Wikipedia about "Russian M1910 Maxim"
The SGM-43 Gorunov was a 7.62 x 54 mm R medium machine gun that the Soviets used during World War 2. ...more on Wikipedia about "SGM-43 Gorunov"
(SVT-40) The Samozaryadnaya Vintovka Tokareva 40 is a Soviet semi-automatic rifle, which saw widespread service in World War II. ...more on Wikipedia about "SVT-40"
Fedor Tokarev developed the TT-30 Pistol for the Soviet Military to replace the old Nagant M1895 revolvers the Soviets were using held over from the time of the czar. The TT-33 (Tokarev-Tula) adopted in 1933, an improved design over the TT-30, was widely used by Soviet troops during World War II and was one of the most reliable handguns of all time. ...more on Wikipedia about "TT-33"
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