The BA-10 was an armored car developed in the Soviet Union in 1938 and produced till 1941. It was the most produced Soviet pre-1941 heavy armored car – 3311 were built in three versions. These versions were the BA-10, the BA-10M (improved version with new radio), and the BA-10ZhD (equipped for dual railway/road use). The basic BA-10 design was developed from the BA-3 and BA-6 heavy armored cars. It had an improved GAZ-AAA chassis and improved armor (up to 15mm at front and turret). It was intended that the BA-10 would be replaced in 1941 by the BA-11 with diesel engine and more sophisticated armor design, but the outbreak of war prevented BA-11 production. The BA-10 was in Red Army service till 1945. Significant numbers of captured BA-10s were used by Finland (at least 24), Germany and other Axis powers in Europé.
I finally got my BA-10 ready only a few day before my first test game with my new russian army.
Im going to have a test game this coming weekend against my buddy Peters Italians.
Im really looking forward to the test game and i will make a battle report of it :)
The Soviet M1938 120-millimeter mortar was an improved version (its base-plate was changed from square to round form,) of the Mortier Brandt de 120 mm mle 1935, which was imported to the USSR before the capitulation of France in 1940. and later produced by the Soviets in large quantities with an estimated 12,000 12 cm mortars being produced by the end of World War II. Its large production allowed the Red Army to make significant use of this mortar by treating it as an artillery piece in World War II in addition to using it as regimental high angle fire support. The Germans captured large quantities of this weapon and adopted it for their own use, eventually leading to the development of their own 12 cm Granatwerfer 42
And now here are the pics.
Later in oktober i hope i will have my first test game against my buddy Peters Italians.
The Soviet T-28 was a multi-turreted tank, that was among the world's first medium tank. The prototype was completed in 1931, and production began in late 1932. It was an infantry support tank intended to break through fortified defences.
The type did not have great success in combat, but it played an important role as a development project for the Soviet designers. A series of new ideas and solutions that were tried out on the T-28 were later incorporated in future models.
The T-28 was deployed during the Invasion of Poland and the Winter war against Finland. During the initial stages of the Winter War, the tank was used in direct fire missions against Finnish pillboxes. In the course of these operations, it was found that the armour was inadequate and programs were initiated to upgrade it. Frontal plates were upgraded from 30 mm to 80 mm and side and rear plates to 40 mm thickness. With this up‑armoured version, the Red Army broke through the main Finnish defensive fortification, the Mannerheim Line.
The Soviets had 411 T-28 tanks when the Germans invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941.
A large majority of these were lost during the first two months of the invasion, many of them abandoned after mechanical breakdown. Some T-28s took part in the 1941 winter defence of Leningrad and Moscow, but after late 1941, they were rare in Red Army service; a few were operated by enemy forces.