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Bugajskij Pavlo
07-02-2010, 03:33 AM
Every warrior of Ukrainian Insurgent Army used that it was handed him after an oath or that he got for an enemy.On armed Ukrainian Insurgent Army had rifles,carbines,submachine guns, machine guns,pistols and grenades of the Russian,German and Hungarian production.
Will consider them more detailed:
1.Carbines and rifles
1.1.Russian carbine of standard of 1938.The magazine of this carbine contained 5 cartridges of caliber a 7,62 mm.The method of erection of breech-block, conduct of fire and recharge enabled to carry out 10 shots for a minute on aiming distance a to 1000 m.Basic lacks of carbine is subzero rapidity of fire and largenesses.
1.2.German carbine Mauser Kar 98K.The magazine of this carbine contained 5 cartridges (a caliber is a 7,92 mm) also, that allowed to carry out 10 shots for a minute; aiming distance is a to 2000 m.
1.3.Hungarian carbine M-43 (modification of the Austrian rifle of 1895 of construction of Mannlicher). As well as at previous carbines, his magazine contained 5 cartridges of caliber a 7,92 mm. Rapidity of fire is 10 shots for a minute, aiming distance is a to 2000 m.
1.4.Russian rifle of construction of S.Mosin 1891/1930.It is a reliable rifle, but very became antiquated. On the descriptions similar to the carbine of 1938, but a to 2000 m has aiming distance.
1.5.Russian self-loading rifle SVT-40 of constructions of F.Tokarev was popular and was considered a quite good weapon.For the volume of magazine (10 cartridges) her named ''ten charge''.A caliber is a 7,62 mm, aiming distance is a 1500 m.
1.6.German semi-automatic rifle G-43(W).The magazine of this rifle contained 10 cartridges of caliber a 7,92 mm Rapidity of fire is 20 shots for a minute, aiming distance is a to 1200 m.The warriors of Ukrainian Insurgent Army less than used this rifle through her mode of storage,than SVT-40.
1.7.German assault rifle StG-44(other name - MP - 44).Was the weapon of new generation and appeared on the armament of parts of SS and elite subdivisions of Wehrmacht just in 1944 years. In theory it did not have to be in Ukrainian Insurgent Army, however she was on armed.StG - 44 (prototype of the known automat Kalashnikov) had a caliber a 7,92 mm,magazine on 30 cartridges and aiming distance a 800 m. Battle rapidity of fire is 90 shots for a minute. By a construction the also foreseen possibility of single shots.

Bugajskij Pavlo
07-02-2010, 05:01 AM
Armament of Ukrainian Insurgent Army (1942-1951)-continuation
2.Submachine guns
Most widespread type of weapon of warriors of Ukrainian Insurgent Army.The Russian, German and Hungarian standards are identified.
2.1.Russian submachine-gun PPD-40.This submachine-gun was started in a mass production after Soviet-Finnish war 1939-1940 and copied from Finnish submachine Suomi M/31.The warriors of Ukrainian Insurgent Army named his ''Finnka'' through his origin from Finland.A disk magazine contained a 71 cartridge of caliber a 7,62 mm, aiming distance of fire is a 200 m, rapidity of fire in the automatic mode 100, and by single shots - 40 for a minute.
2.2.Russian submachine-gun PPSh-41 constructions of G.Shpagin at first was completed by a disk magazine on 71,and afterwards sectoral on 35 cartridges of caliber a 7,62 mm.The warriors of Ukrainian Insurgent Army named his ''Papashka'' or ''Daddy''.He had the same descriptions like PPD-40.
2.3.Russian submachine-gun PPS-43 was constructed A.Sudayev during the blockade of Leningrad.Small sizes and weight, folding example is all ideally befitted for tactics of guerilla warfare, that is why PPS-43 was the dream of every insurgent.But this weapon it was very not enough, her armed with exceptionally commanders by detachments of Ukrainian Insurgent Army.Descriptions of PPS-43 identical from PPD-40,except for the mode of single shots.And yet there was one defect - bad quality of barrel.Therefore warriors substituted a barrel by shortened and accordingly the driven in barrel from the carbine of 1938.
2.4.German submachine-gun MP-35 constructions of T.Bergmann produced yet in a pre-war period.He was made in an amount about 40 thousand copies and in 1938 took off from a production. It was on the armament of parts of SS.By the feature of MP-35 there was the lateral placing of magazine on 20 or 32 cartridges of caliber a 9 mm. Battle rapidity of fire is 90 shots in the automatic mode and 30- single.Aiming distance is a 500 m.
2.5.German submachine-gun MP-40 constructions of H. Vollmer.Legend of World War Two.This submachine-gun armed with parts of SS,paratroopers and crews of tanks.Magazine on 32 cartridges, caliber a 9 mm, aiming distance is a 200 m, battle rapidity of fire is 90 shots for a minute (the mode of single shots is not foreseen).
2.6.Hungarian submachine-gun 39M construction of P.Kirai.Most among all machine pistols-guns 39M reminded a carbine (a construction foresaw fastening of bayonet even). A caliber is a 9 mm,magazine on 40 cartridges, rapidity of fire is 120 shots for a minute in the automatic mode and 40 - by single shots, aiming distance a 600 m (specified by a producer, but in the real terms - 200 м).

Bugajskij Pavlo
07-02-2010, 06:09 AM
Armament of Ukrainian Insurgent Army (1942-1951)-continuation
3.Machine guns
This effective weapon was loved to carry and separate warriors of Ukrainian Insurgent Army of less detachments,if there was such possibility.
3.1.Russian machine gun DP-27 or Degtyaryov machine gun was widespread in Ukrainian Insurgent Army.Him it easily to know after a characteristic disk magazine,placed above a barrel box. A magazine contained 47 cartridges of caliber a 7,62 mm, rapidity of fire is 80 shots for a minute, aiming distance - a 1500 m.Machine gun did not have to the mode of single shots, but the experienced shooter could do it due to subzero rapidity of fire.
3.2.German machine gun MG-34.Created as an only machine gun (could used by an infantry, and also as zenithal or tank), he was a reliable weapon. Cartridges of caliber are a 7,92 mm
given by means of flexible metallic ribbon on 50-250 things or from a shop on 75 things. Battle rapidity of fire is 120 shots for a minute, aiming distance - a 2000 m Construction was foreseen by possibility of single shots.
3.3.Hungarian machine gun 31M ''Soloturn''.Insurgents named his "Sura" and considered a quite good weapon with an only defect - too small sectoral magazine of the lateral placing (25 cartridges). At large battle rapidity (150 shots are for a minute) of fire ammunition took off for a few seconds, that is why a machine gunner had to have a few charged spare shops. True,"Sura" could shoot single shots. A caliber is a 8 mm, aiming distance is a 2000 m.

Bugajskij Pavlo
07-02-2010, 08:57 AM
Armament of Ukrainian Insurgent Army (1942-1951)-continuation
4. Hand-grenades
A hand-grenade is a weapon of the individual use, often warriors carried for 2-3 grenades on a strap.
4.1.Russian hand-grenade RG-42.Weight-420 g,radius actions of fragments are a 25 m. Could be used and in a defensive, and in an attack, showed oneself a reliable weapon.In Military powers of Ukraine is on an armament to this day.
4.2.Russian hand-grenade F-1."Repanka" (so her insurgents named) can be used only from shelter, as a cruising of fragments radius arrives at a 200 m of F-1 in the countries of the CIS is on an armament to this day.
4.3.German hand-grenade M-24.Her fragments struck an enemy in a radius a 25 m.
4.4.German hand-grenade M-39.Weight is 220 g,a cruising of fragments radius is a 25 m.

Bugajskij Pavlo
07-02-2010, 08:58 AM
If you have questions on the topic of Ukrainian Insurgent Army, I'll be glad to answer your questions!

Bugajskij Pavlo
08-14-2010, 04:33 AM
Some photos of Armament of Ukrainian Insurgent Army.

Evillittlekenny
07-06-2011, 10:25 AM
Interesting information, but I have one question. Did they ever manage to procure some vehicles like maybe a tank?

Bugajskij Pavlo
07-14-2011, 01:37 AM
Interesting information, but I have one question. Did they ever manage to procure some vehicles like maybe a tank?

Yes, they have one.The tank was built in 1943 near Kovel - in the military under the control of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army workshop tractor was steel-plated and equipped with two machine guns. Tank used in fights with the Polish Armia Krajowa. According to another version, the armored car was designed from the hull of the T-26 mounted on the chassis of the tractor STZ-5.

Evillittlekenny
07-14-2011, 11:13 AM
Yes, they have one.The tank was built in 1943 near Kovel - in the military under the control of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army workshop tractor was steel-plated and equipped with two machine guns. Tank used in fights with the Polish Armia Krajowa. According to another version, the armored car was designed from the hull of the T-26 mounted on the chassis of the tractor STZ-5.

Interesting, are there maybe some pictures?

And did they ever capture vehicles and operated them?

Bugajskij Pavlo
07-15-2011, 03:20 AM
Interesting, are there maybe some pictures?

And did they ever capture vehicles and operated them?

Yes, I have one photo.Tank used in the assault of the polish small town Kupiczowie in December 1943.The tank attacked poles defending in town, supported by shooters from Ukrainian Insurgent Army. It has most close approached to a position of the opponent, making terrible noise, but the engine has broke and tank stopped.A shooters stopped and down into ground, under strong Polish fire.The crew of the tank tried to fix the engine, but under polish fire, had to stop these attempts,taking off a cannon and pierced gasoline-tank, they burn the tank from safe distance.
Polish counter-attacked and took a tank, they put out fire.Then they took a few horse and bring trophy to town.

Bugajskij Pavlo
07-15-2011, 03:41 AM
And did they ever capture vehicles and operated them?
In this photo they capture German Arado Ar.66.

Evillittlekenny
07-15-2011, 08:47 AM
Interesting pictures, thank you Bugajski Pavlo! Where do you have them from, if I may ask?

But I find it interesting that so little armor was captured, in contrast, the Yugoslav Partisans captured much more.

Chevan
07-21-2011, 01:04 AM
Yes, they have one.The tank was built in 1943 near Kovel - in the military under the control of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army workshop tractor was steel-plated and equipped with two machine guns. Tank used in fights with the Polish Armia Krajowa. According to another version, the armored car was designed from the hull of the T-26 mounted on the chassis of the tractor STZ-5.
Hi Pavlo.
Which Army Krajowa did you mean in 1943? Was it some unregular partisan forces? The Kovel officially was under German control till the most summer 1944.