In my collection is stored a set of 16 cards with the Soviet small arms. I decided to scan one side of the image. The text on the back of postcards, translated by my friend -
- specially for you.
This is the first card. There will be another 15.
text on the back of card:
1) Submachine Gun Degtyarev sample 1940 (PPD-40) of 7.62 mm is an improved version of the submachine guns, VA Degtyarev 1934 and 1934-1938 years. Special fire translator mounted in list mechanism can fire in two modes - fire in bursts and single shots.
Weight in firing position 5.4 kg.
Combat rate: single fire 30-40 rounds per minute, bursts of 100 rounds per minute Magazine capacity 71 cartridges, sighting range of 500 meters.
2) Submachine Gun Shpagin sample of 1941 (PPSh-41) of 7.62 mm.
It was the most popular model of automatic weapons infantry during World War II. He had a simple structure and high reliability.
Guards Junior Sergeant Pyotr A. Malko (who was in the infantry battalion of the 19th Guards Tank Brigade combat path of the Dnieper and to Berlin), destroyed by PPSh-41 more than 300 Nazis. Now the hero's weapon is exhibited in the Central Museum of Armed Forces of the USSR.
PPSh-41 Weight in firing position: a rotary magazine - 5.3 kg, 4.1 kg of a sector magazine; combat rate: single fire 30-40 rounds per minute, bursts of 100 rounds per minute. Magazine capacity: disk - 71 cartridge , Sector - 35 rounds of ammunition, sighting range - 500 meters (1942 - 200 meters)
3) Submachine Gun Sudaev model 1943 (PPS-43) of 7.62 mm.
"PPS is has stood all competitive tests," it was written in the report of the testing committee. "No has of others equal competitors ." By grouping the fire PPS surpassed the PPD and PPSh. Weight in firing position - 3,67 kg. Combat rate of fire 100 rounds per minute Magazine capacity 35 rounds, sighting range of 200 meters. PPS is regarded by experts as the best submachine gun of World War II.
There are many stories of what post-war PPS copied Brazilians analogue PPS there was armed police.
Guards Junior Sergeant Pyotr A. Malko ended the war and returned home, he was awarded many orders and medals, he was interviewed about his feat
PPSh in the Soviet Union was removed from service in 1951 and replaced with a Kalashnikov assault rifle, but after a long time been used by various armies or armed groups around the world, such as the wars in Korea and Vietnam, and from recent conflicts - in both Afghanistan and the war in Iraq.
© Publisher "Art", Moscow, USSR, 1985
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