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.