Assembling the self-propelled gun ISU-152 “Zveroboy” (Hypericum) on the Soviet Chelyabinsk Kirov Plant (CHKZ). Howitzer Cannon ML-20S 152.4 mm caliber mounted in a frame on the armor plate, which will then be installed in an armored combat vehicle cabin. The weight of the projectile from the gun-howitzer ML-20 – 43 kilograms.
JS-2 overcomes the concrete anti-tank “dragon’s teeth“. East Prussia, 3rd Belorussian Front, January 1945
General Vassily Chuikov inspects sniper Vassili Zaitsev’s rifle
Soviet officers play dominoes in the field
Gas mask drill on the Khreshchatyk, Kiev, May 1st, 1941.
Liberators of Stalingrad.
The infantryman on the right is armed with a PRTS-41, a Soviet semi-automatic anti-tank rifle. It fired 14.5x114mm rounds, having an internal 5 round capacity. While ineffective at directly destroying tanks by 1943, it was still accurate enough to target weak spots, like treads, vision ports, periscopes, or exposed fuel tanks. It, however, was highly effective against light vehicles, and […]