A PPSh assembly line, probably somewhere behind the Ural moutains.
Mosin Nagant M44
A shorter carbine version of the longer Mosin Nagant 91/30. Unlike the earlier carbine model, the M38, the M44 has a side-folding non-removable spike bayonet. This feature would later become integrated with the SKS, albeit as an under-folding bayonet. The M44 gets it’s designation from the year it entered service, 1944, but there were some produced in 1943, which are generally more collectable and cost a bit more.
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Sniper march… (Female Soviet soldiers on the march with their Mosin Nagan 91/30 rifles. Note that some of them are equipped with the PU scope, whereas others are not.)
A Sovier soldier aiming his PPSh-41 in Berlin.
A Soviet World War II portable flamethrower, it was designed so to not draw attention (as people apparently didn’t like getting burned alive), so the flamethrower itself was made to look like a service rifle and the square fuel tank resemble a regular backpack. The ROKS-3 however had a more standard cylindrical backpack. Despite it’s unique properties it was only used for a brief period from approximately 1935-1945.
A Soviet sailor loading an AA gun aboard a Russian ship.
The lend-lease deal between western allies and Russia did not only cover weapons and ammunitions supplies but also food and other industrial equipments. Here are some crates of bacon and lard being delivered to Russian troops.
A Red army scout officer, wearing the “Amoeba” camouflage cape, armed with a PPSh submachine gun.
Armed labourers of the tractor plant “Red October” (Krasny Oktyabr) during the Battle of Stalingrad, autumn 1942.
Yugoslav partisans with Soviet officers. Novi Bečej, Yugoslavia, October 1944.