Military Factory

World War 2 Soviet Guns and Other Small Arms (1939-1945)

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 1/3/2016

With retreat never an option under the Stalin regime, Soviet infantry made use of whatever weapons could be acquired.





There are a total of (53) World War 2 Soviet Guns and other small arms (1939-1945) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Weaponry such as hand grenades and mortars are also included in this listing. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1937
Boys ATR
Recognizing the increased reliance on armor by the world's armies in the lead-up to World War 2 (193... [Read More]
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1927
Brandt mle 27 (Mortier Brandt de 81mm modele 27)
The Brandt mle 27 mortar served various world powers (in some form or another) throughout the latter... [Read More]
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1918
Browning M1918 BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle)
The M1918 BAR ("Browning Automatic Rifle") was born out of the World War One idea of a single soldie... [Read More]
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1911
Colt M1911
The Colt model M1911 series of pistols is one of the most successful small arms designs of the 20th ... [Read More]
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1928
Degtyarev DP LMG (DP28)
The DP Light Machine Gun (DP LMG), sometimes known as the DP-27 or DP-28 and nicknamed the "Record P... [Read More]
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1943
Degtyarev DPM LMG
While the Degtyarev DP series of light machine guns proved a highly serviceable suppression weapon i... [Read More]
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1941
Degtyarev PTRD 1941 (PTRD-41)
The Degtyarev PTRD 1941 (or "PTRD-41", shortened from "Protivo Tankovoye Ruzhyo Degtyaryova") was th... [Read More]
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1938
DShK Model 1938
The Soviet DShK Model 1938 heavy machine gun was developed to a Red Army requirement prior to World ... [Read More]
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1915
F1 (Hand Grenade - France)
The F1 served the French Army through World War 1 and World War 2 as a standard anti-personnel fragm... [Read More]
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1939
F1 (Hand Grenade - Soviet)
"F1" is used to designate a variety of hand grenades of modern design and of the 20th century. The S... [Read More]
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1915
Fedorov Avtomat M1916
While bolt-action rifles were the call of the day at the turn of the century and leading into World ... [Read More]
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1943
Goryunov SG-43 HMG
For the Soviet Army of World War 2, the ages old PM Model 1910 was a serviceable, reliable weapon fo... [Read More]
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1914
Lewis Machine Gun
American Isaac Newton Lewis (1858-1931) served in the United States Army and lent his talents to inv... [Read More]
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1942
M1 (Bazooka) / (2.36-inch Rocket Launcher M1)
The M1 "Bazooka" proved one of the stars of the Allied cause during World War 2 and eventually inspi... [Read More]
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1942
M1 Carbine (US Carbine, Caliber 30, M1)
The American arms industry reached all new heights with its commitment in World War 2. Much of the e... [Read More]
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1938
M1 Thompson (Tommy Gun)
The Thompson series of submachine guns (not quite a pistol yet not a full-fledged machine gun) began... [Read More]
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1937
M1937 82mm (82-PM 37)
The Soviet Union made use of several different mortar types throughout World War 2 covering calibers... [Read More]
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1939
M1938 120mm (120-HM 38)
The M1938 120mm mortar was a field mortar system accepted into service with the Red Army in 1939. Th... [Read More]
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1938
M1938 50mm (50-RM 38)
The Red Army put much faith into mortar strength to augment their infantry capabilities leading into... [Read More]
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1940
M1940 50mm (50-RM 40)
The Soviet 50mm light infantry mortar of World War 2 (1939-1945) evolved along a singular line begin... [Read More]
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1941
M1941 82mm (82-PM 41)
Like the other major military powers of World War 2, the Soviet Union went on to adopted various cal... [Read More]
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1943
M1943 120mm (120-PM 43)
The Soviet Army of World War 2 (1939-1945) fielded a wide variety of mortar-class weapons during the... [Read More]
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1943
M1943 160mm (MT-13)
The M1943 (also known as the "MT-13") was a heavy field mortar utilized by the Soviet Army through t... [Read More]
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1896
Mauser C96
One of the most recognizable early-form semi-automatic pistols became the Mauser C96 series. The C96... [Read More]
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1935
Mauser Karabiner Kar 98k
With origins dating as far back as World War 1, the famous German Army Kar 98k ("Kar" the abbreviati... [Read More]
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1908
Maxim MG08 (Maschinengewehr 08)
The Maxim MG08 (or "Maschinengewehr 08") was a copy of the original machine gun as developed by Sir ... [Read More]
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1915
Model 24 Stielhandgranate (Stick Grenade / Potato Masher)
The Stielhandgranate was the quintessential hand grenade of the German Army in both World War 1 and ... [Read More]
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1939
Model 39 Eihandgranate (Mod39) (Egg Hand Grenade)
The German Army hand grenade of choice throughout World War 1 (1914-1918) was the "Stick Grenade" ("... [Read More]
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1900
Mondragon Rifle (Fusil Mondragon)
The Mondragon Rifle became one of the first semi-automatic service rifles to be adopted in quantity ... [Read More]
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1891
Mosin-Nagant Model 1891
Like all other world powers of the late-1800s, the Russian Empire sought modernization in its milita... [Read More]
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1938
MP38 (Maschinenpistole 38)
The MP38 served as the predecessor to the well known MP40 series of mass-produced submachine guns de... [Read More]
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1940
MP40 (Maschinenpistole 40)
As the original German Army MP38 submachine gun series proving a success, it was also too expensive ... [Read More]
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1895
Nagant Model 1895 (M1895)
The Nagant Model of 1895 was a seven-shot service revolver developed in Belgium and adopted by the I... [Read More]
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1943
Panzerfaust 30
The Panzerfaust series of hand-held disposable anti-tank rocket systems was a highly-feared adversar... [Read More]
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1943
Panzerfaust 60
The Panzerfaust 60 was an evolution of the Panzerfaust (meaning "Tank Fist" or "Armor Fist") disposa... [Read More]
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1942
PIAT (Projector, Infantry, Anti-Tank)
With the large loss of anti-tank weaponry at the Battle of Dunkirk in northern France, the British w... [Read More]
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1935
PPD SMG
The submachine became a Soviet Army staple in World War 2 when automatic weapons were selected ahead... [Read More]
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1942
PPS-42 / PPS-43
The PPS submachine gun was designed by Leningrad engineer A. I. Sudayev in 1942. Leningrad was encir... [Read More]
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1941
PPSh-41 (Pistolet-Pulemyot Shpagina 41)
The Soviet Army began experimentation of submachine gun class weapons in the latter half of the 1920... [Read More]
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1910
Pulemet Maksima Obrazets Model 1910 (PM Model 1910)
Like other turn-of-the-century world powers, the Russians adopted the famous Maxim Machine Gun - a w... [Read More]
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1941
Reising Model 50 (M50/M55)
Before the arrival of the various storied American firearms of World War 2 such as the M1 Thompson, ... [Read More]
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1935
ROKS (Ranzewuj Ognemjot)
Like other world powers of World War 2 (1939-1945), the Soviet Union evaluated and ultimately adopte... [Read More]
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1905
Ross Rifle
An indigenous bolt-action service rifle of World War 1 to emerge from Canada - the "Ross Rifle" - wa... [Read More]
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1940
RPG-40
RPG-40 (ruchnaya protivotankovaya granata, translating to "hand-held tank grenade") was a standard a... [Read More]
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1943
RPG-43
In June of 1941, the German Army invaded the Soviet Union through "Operation Barbarossa" beginning t... [Read More]
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1943
RPG-6 (Ruchnaya Protivotankovaya Granata)
When the German Army (and its allies) turned its attention to the Soviet Union in June of 1941 to be... [Read More]
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1941
Simonov PTRS 1941 (PTRS-41)
Simonov produced the PTRS-41 (or "PTRS 1941") anti-tank rifle for the Red Army during World War 2. W... [Read More]
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1945
Simonov SKS (Samozaryadniy Karabin sistemi Simonova)
The Soviet-produced SKS, or the Samozaryadniy Karabin sistemi Simonova, was the design of Sergei Gav... [Read More]
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1931
Suomi KP/-31 (Konepistooli m/31)
When World War 2 began in September of 1939, Poland was split into two halves by the victors - the N... [Read More]
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1938
Tokarev SVT-38
The Tokarev SVT-38 was the beginning of the Tokarev line of self-loading, automatic service rifles. ... [Read More]
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1940
Tokarev SVT-40
Small arms ingenuity was an area that the Soviets held something of an advantage in over their Germa... [Read More]
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1930
Tokarev TT-30
The Tokarev TT-30 was a semi-automatic pistol, essentially a Soviet copy of a Browning-Colt design, ... [Read More]
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1933
Tokarev TT-33
The T-33 was a further development of the TT-30 pistol series which, itself, was based on the design... [Read More]
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