Soviet winter war vehicles

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black cavalier
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Soviet winter war vehicles

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Which of the vehicles in the Soviet 39-40 list were used in the Winter War?

Also, the T26 37mm gun is in the list. Is that still a twin turret model? I couldn't mfnd reference to a 37mm single turret model.

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Re: Soviet winter war vehicles

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So... almost all of them:

T-27
T-37
BA-20
T-26 model 1931 (2 LMGs in separate turrets)
T-26 model 1932 (37mm and LMG in separate turrets)
BA-3, BA-6, BA-10
T-26 models 1933-1940 (45mm gun + LMG in same turret)
BT-2
BT-5
BT-7
BT-7A
Kht-26
Kht-130
T-28

In addition there were at least:
T-38
D-1, FAI, FAI-M, BA-20M
T-28 models 1936(?) onwards with longer 76mm gun

Prototypes, one each:
KV small turret, KV large turret
SMK
T-100

... and probably something else as well which I've forgotten.

But note that the usage of tanks differed, not on every model was used on every front of the Winter War. So if you tell me where your battle takes place I can narrow the listing for you.

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Wow, thanks so much for the great list. I'd read the T-27 had a lot of problems with snow so guessed it wouldn't have been used much.

You said almost all, but it looks like that was all of the vehicles on the list. Is there one from the 39-40 list that you didn't list?

This is for some what-if "Sweden helped Finland out" games so I'm not too worried about complete accuracy, just wanted to get in the ballpark.

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Re: Soviet winter war vehicles

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black cavalier wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:22 pm
I'd read the T-27 had a lot of problems with snow so guessed it wouldn't have been used much.
That's right, the T-27 used the Carden-Loyd suspension system which was designed for use on Salisbury Plains only. Not suitable for Finnish terrain. There are only a few pictures of the T-27 in the Winter War. I understand that after its problems became apparent it was used mainly for convoy escort, to deter any pesky Finnish Sissi guerrillas who might want to ambush the convoy.
You said almost all, but it looks like that was all of the vehicles on the list. Is there one from the 39-40 list that you didn't list? :D
The T-28E. I don't have access to my sources right now but I think these appeared after the war, as a reaction to the vulnerability of the T-28 against 37mm anti-tank guns.
This is for some what-if "Sweden helped Finland out" games so I'm not too worried about complete accuracy, just wanted to get in the ballpark.
Excellent! The Swedish volunteers did some great work and we Finns will need all help we can get. Maybe this time they can bring along some of their very advanced Sridsvagnar too :D

If you need anything else please let me know.

Oh yes, you may be interested to hear that I'm working on publishing my Winter War CoC campaign which we played in 2016-2017. It should be out later this year.

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