152 mm Howitzer model 1943
Because of its modern design, the howitzer was considered the best model of the Second World War. 2,827 of these artillery pieces left Soviet weapon factories between 1943 and 1949. A ministry consisted of eight men who could fire three to four shots per minute. The range of the 50 kilogram bullets was up to 13.7 kilometers.
The T34 was among the most built tanks during the 2nd World War. Approximately 80,000 units of the T34 / 85 model were made between 1944 and 1958.
The tank had two 7.62 mm machine guns and an 85 mm cannon that could fire armor piercing and explosive shells.
His crew consisted of 4 people. Powered by a 500 HP strong diesel engine, the tank could run 220 to 250 km with a full diesel tank.
Missile launcher BM-13-16
The missile launcher BM-13-16 was produced from 1941 to 1968. The five-person launcher controlled missile bursts over a distance of up to 8.5 kilometers. The Soviet Union often used the American truck Studebaker US6 as a base vehicle. It came from US relief supplies in the common fight against Nazi Germany. After the war and the end of the Allied relief transports, Soviet trucks SIL-157 were used as the base vehicle.
76 mm Cannon ZIS-3 Model 1942
More than 103,000 of these guns were produced from 1942 to 1946. The gun was operated by six soldiers. With a maximum range of 13 kilometers, it can be used against remote targets and to repel tanks. The artillery was also part of the armament of the National People's Army of the GDR.
Soviet 120 mm grenade launcher model 1938
The grenade launcher was produced until the end of World War II and was part of the infantry standard armament in the Red Army.
The launch facility was served by six men who fired up to 15 rounds per minute at a distance of up to 5.7 kilometers.
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- Text: Bert Deelman
- Photos: Bert Deelman