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Offline Crecer13

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Soviet paratroopers?
« on: March 30, 2018, 06:00:41 PM »
During the Great Patriotic War, Soviet paratroopers made about 30 tactical parachute operations (without taking into account a lot of diversion jumps). During the Soviet-Japanese war more than 20 tactical operations. And I'm very upset that most games about World War II ignore Soviet paratroopers.
Some features of Soviet paratroopers:
- very high professionalism and the level of training of soldiers. The main weapons: SVT-40 and PPSh-41 / PPS-43. The reports of the German High Command stated: Soviet paratroopers as hunters - very accurate and save ammo.
- A great experience of jumping with a parachute at any time of the day and in any weather. Parachutists performed about 15-20 training jumps a year, soldiers with PTRS and crews of 45-mm guns about 10 jumps per year.
- the possibility of parachute and under the fuselage landing of 45-mm anti-tank and 76-mm mountain or regimental cannon.
- possibility of fuselage transport of light tanks t-37/38.







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Re: Soviet paratroopers?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2018, 06:58:26 PM »
With parachutists, you can also combine gliders. The Soviet Union conducted more glider flights than the United States and Britain.
Main application:
- delivery of fuel and ammunition to the front line and partisans.
- delivery of subversive groups to partisans.
- return of the wounded and children.

paratroopers - mortar team train  come out from G-11 glider


The glider KC-20 holds 20 soldiers, not a single KC-20 airframe has been lost for the entire war.


The IL-4 bomber with a 45-mm gun pulls G-11 glider.

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Re: Soviet paratroopers?
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2018, 07:08:22 PM »
We are already aware of the soviet airborne forces  ;)
May the force be with you.