Red Army Weapons of the Second World War
Imprint: Pen and Sword Military
264 Pages, 6.7 x 9.6 in, Over 200 mono integrated illustrations
- September 2022
- In Stock
Its small arms were soon replaced by mass-produced sub-machine guns, such as the PPSh 1941, nicknamed the ‘PePeSha,’. Supplementing the submachine guns, the Degtyarev Light Machine Gun DP-27. Fitted with a circular pan magazine, it received the not-unsurprising nickname ‘Record Player.’
New mortars and towed artillery pieces, ranging from 76mm to 203mm, entered service in the pre-war years. In addition to a wide range of towed, self-propelled and anti-tank guns, the Soviets fielded the Katyusha rocket launchers in 1941, nicknamed the ‘Stalin’s organ’ by the Germans.
The 1930s saw the introduction of the BT light tank series. The iconic T-34 medium tank series came into service in late 1940, joined by the IS-2 heavy tank from early 1944, the prefix letters ‘IS’ translates to Joseph Stalin. These formidable AFVs led the Red Army to victory in May 1945 over Nazi Germany.
All these weapons and more are covered with numerous images in this authoritative overview of the subject.
"This is a book that is a delight for modelers, history buffs, and people who are just interested in weapon." ~A Wargamers Needful Things
"This is an excellent resource for those just starting in building Soviet armor and looking to learn more in one volume. For those who've been building Eastern Front all along, you will find some photos that might be new to you and are great inspiration for placing your model in a different type of setting." ~AMPS