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Contents
The resistance of the red army. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
USSR campaign battles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
How to use this guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Infantry squads. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Partisans...................................................................................................................7
Regular infantry........................................................................................................7
Assault infantry........................................................................................................8
Marines.....................................................................................................................8
Red Guard.................................................................................................................8
Mechanized Red Guard.............................................................................................9
Engineers (AP)..........................................................................................................9
Engineers (AT)...........................................................................................................9
Sappers................................................................................................................... 10
Guards with rifle..................................................................................................... 10
Black Jackets.......................................................................................................... 11

Specialized soldiers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Rifleman.................................................................................................................. 12
Submachine gun..................................................................................................... 12
Machine gunner...................................................................................................... 12
Team with anti-tank rifle........................................................................................ 13
Anti-tank team........................................................................................................ 13
Crew........................................................................................................................ 13
Sniper..................................................................................................................... 14
Flamethrower team................................................................................................ 14
Sniper guards......................................................................................................... 15
Officer..................................................................................................................... 16
Radio operator........................................................................................................ 16
Spetsnaz................................................................................................................. 16

Fixed weapons and artillery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

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Heavy machine gun Machine gun.............................................................................. 17
PKP heavy machine gun Machine gun....................................................................... 17
Mortar BM-37 Mortar................................................................................................. 17
M-37 AT gun AT gun .................................................................................................. 18
ZiS-3 AT gun AT gun ................................................................................................. 18
ZiS-2 AT gun AT gun . ................................................................................................ 18
61-K M1939 AA defense............................................................................................. 19
M-30 howitzer Field howitzer...................................................................................... 19
D1 howitzer Field howitzer.......................................................................................... 19

Light vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
BA-64 Scout vehicle.................................................................................................... 20
BA-11 Scout vehicle..................................................................................................... 21
T-26 Light tank........................................................................................................... 22
BT-7a Light tank......................................................................................................... 23
T-60 Light tank........................................................................................................... 24
T-70 Light tank............................................................................................................ 25
ZSU-37 AA vehicle....................................................................................................... 26
T-34 Sapper Minesweeper.......................................................................................... 26

Tank destroyer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
ZiS-30 Light tank destroyer.......................................................................................... 27
SU-76 Light tank destroyer........................................................................................... 28
SU-85 Medium tank destroyer....................................................................................... 29
SU-100 Heavy tank destroyer........................................................................................ 30

Self-propelled artillery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
SU-122 Self-propelled gun........................................................................................... 31
ISU-152 Self-propelled gun.......................................................................................... 32
BM-13 Katyusha Self-propelled rocket artillery............................................................... 33
203 mm B-4 Self-propelled howitzer............................................................................. 34

Tanks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
T-34/57 Medium tank.................................................................................................. 35
T-34/76 Medium tank.................................................................................................. 36
T-34/76 (43) Medium tank.......................................................................................... 38
T-34/85 Medium tank................................................................................................. 39
KV-1 Heavy tank.......................................................................................................... 40
KV-85 Heavy tank....................................................................................................... 42
IS-1 Heavy tank........................................................................................................... 43
IS-2 Heavy tank.......................................................................................................... 44
IS-3 Super-heavy tank.................................................................................................. 46
KV-2 Heavy tank......................................................................................................... 47

Transport and logistics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
M-72 Motorcycle......................................................................................................... 48
GAZ-67B Car.............................................................................................................. 48
M3A1 Armored half track.............................................................................................. 48
ZiS-5 (transport) Supply truck.................................................................................... 49
ZiS-5 (supplies) Supply truck..................................................................................... 49
ZiS-5 (engineers) Supply truck.................................................................................. 49

Special attacks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
For the motherland!................................................................................................ 50
Charge!................................................................................................................... 50
Assault troops......................................................................................................... 50

USSR campaign battles
Battle of Smolensk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 10, 1941.
The conquest of Smolensk, an important
communications center located en route to
Moscow, was one of the main objectives of

Chronology

Operation Barbarossa, a codename that Germany

August 23, 1939
German-Soviet nonaggression pact

gave to the campaign for the conquest of Russia.
Faced with the German advance, the Red Army
prepared itself to defend the city.

The resistance of the red army
On August 23, 1939, Germany and the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression pact in
Moscow. The pact included a secret protocol which divided Eastern Europe into areas
under German and Soviet influence. On September 1 of that same year, Germany invaded
Photo: Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-R77767

Poland and two weeks later, the Soviet army occupied the eastern region of the country:
both powers shared Polish territory.

Battle of Koenigsberg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 6, 1945.
Before the Soviet counterattack, a large number
of the German troops was concentrated at
Koenigsberg (now Kaliningrad), capital of East
Prussia. The city was fortified and prepared to
resist the siege of the Red Army. All indications
were that the battle would be horrific.

In 1940, the Baltic Republics were annexed. However, in June 1941, Germany broke
the non-aggression pact, launching an attack on Soviet territory. In a few months, 200

Battle of Manchuria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August 8, 1945.

German divisions crossed the borders, broke the Stalin line and, after conquering Kiev and

Hours after declaring war on Japan, the Soviet

Leningrad, headed towards the capital, Moscow.

Union began Operation Storm in August, a surprise

Moscow. The onset of winter broke up the German Army's plans, as their lines were forced
back 200 kilometers before the Soviet push. In the spring of 1942, Germany launched a
new attack, driving its troops towards Stalingrad. This time, the Soviet counterattack forced
Field Marshall Friedrich von Paulus to capitulate. Germany had lost more than 300,000
men at the Russian front.
In 1944, the Soviet Union continued to harass Germany. After sealing an alliance with the
Yugoslav Liberation Front, they pushed their way into Hungary and confronted the German
troops on Third Reich soil. It was the final blow to the depleted German Army. On May 7,
1945, Red Army soldiers entered Berlin. Days later, Germany surrendered unconditionally.

July 10, 1941
Battle of Smolensk
October 22, 1941
Battle of Moscow
June 28, 1942
Battle of Stalingrad
February 3, 1943
Capitulation of Field
Marshall von Paulus
April 10, 1945
Surrender of Koenigsberg

At the end of 1939, the USSR invaded Finland through its control of the Karelian Isthmus.

In October 1941, the Soviet resistance contained the Wehrmacht offensive in the Battle of

June 22, 1941
German attacks the USSR

attack whose objective was to isolate the Japanese
troops occupying Manchuria. A Red Army victory
could accelerate the end of the war.

May 7, 1945
Fall of Berlin
August 8, 1945
Battle of Manchuria

6

Army of Soviet Union: How to use this guide

How to use this guide
M Command Points (Special)
C Control Points

Assault infantry
M 135 C 25

Quantity
6
Combat guide
Inventory:

Unit's equipment

66



10

Type

6x L 37 mm 8xR 3
63

54

30

70

110 m
A 4x
44

110 m

V 35

Main:

L 37 mm R 3
G 2x 0.30 caliber

V Speed
D 4Crew
SS Passengers
Y Can tow
/ be towed

M Command Points (Special)
C Control Points



V 35

D4 S-

A 110 m

10

30

70

110 m

tanks. The M5A1 could carry the same 37 mm weapon as the Greyhound; although its speed was slower, it was better armored and had
Armor:
nearly double the emergency ammunition supply. It was efficient for providing close support to the infantry as well as confronting lightly-

Turret

1 29 2 25 3 25
Inventory: 38 5 32 6 25
4

armored enemy scout vehicles such as the German SdKfz 223 and Panzer I or the Japanese Type 92s.

1 4

Front

2

Side
Rear

79x2x 0.30 caliber68x
G

5x

3.400x

1x

The British used the surname of the Confederate States Army general, Jeb Stuart, to name the whole series of United States M3 and M5
tanks. The M5A1 could carry the same 37 mm weapon as the Greyhound; although its speed was slower, it was better armored and had
nearly double the emergency ammunition supply. It was efficient for providing close support to the infantry as well as confronting lightlyarmored enemy scout vehicles such as the German SdKfz 223 and Panzer I or the Japanese Type 92s.

Inventory:

79x

Unit's .
equipment

3

6
PPSh submachine gun

1
Mosin rifle

DP-27 machine gun

12x

3x

6x

2x

10x

AP:
66
63
54
44
The British used the surname of the Confederate States Army general, Jeb Stuart, to name the whole series of United States M3 and M5

Armor (in mm of steel)

Machine guns
mounted

Regular infantry
M 160 C 26 H 10 X 2

Inventory:

1 29 2
3
M5A125
Stuart
Light tank25
300
13
M 32 C
4 38 5
6 25

Penetration into armor
according to distance .
(in mm of steel)

3 6

AP:

M1 Garand semi-automatic rifle

Armor:

A Maximum range

5

Main:
16x

10x

M5A1 Stuart Light tank
M 300 C 13

Inventory:

Name of the unit

PPSh submachine gun

Inventory:

4

Thompson submachine gun

Icon

1

M1 Garand semi-automatic rifle

H 8 X 1

2
Mosin rifle

Assault infantry
8x C 25 4xH 10 X 2
M 135

6x

6

L Caliber of weapon
R Reload time

6

H 10 X 2

4

Thompson submachine gun

16x

Partisans
M 60 C 16

1

Weapon icon


Hull

H Number of men who make up the unit
X Weapons handling skills

Combat guide

Name of weapon

7

Infantry squads

Name of the unit
Icon

Combat guide

68x

5x

3.400x

1x

Regular infantry
The regular infantry formed the main body of armies during the Second
War. Armed mainly with rifles, antipersonnel grenades and a light machine
gun, the regular platoons were more efficient when operating in defense,
ensuring that the ground was conquered and holding the key positions.
The light machine guns provided good firepower to prevent enemy assault
squads getting close. Rifles had more range and accuracy than submachine
guns. In order to take advantage of their potential, platoons had
to be deployed in such a way that they had a clear field of view over
a cleared area, that the enemy had to cross in order to assault their
position.
When there was no cover nearby, the regular infantry squads could fortify their position
by using barriers made up of sandbags, which increased their chances of survival considerably
against conventional weapons. The regular infantry was vulnerable to armored vehicles, as it
did not have any means to destroy them.

World

8

Army of Soviet Union: Infantry squads
Assault infantry
M 135 C 25

6

H 10 X 2

6
Mosin rifle

2
6x

4x

8x

Marines
M 250 C 30

5
Mosin rifle

DT-29 machine gun

M1A1 bazooka

Inventory:

32x

H 10 X 3

2

SVT-40 semi-automatic rifle

14x

16x
Engineers (AP)
M 150 C 12

DP-27 machine gun

12x

H 4 X 2

4

Inventory:

20x

16x

2x

Red Guard
M 370 C 35

6

3x

PPSh submachine gun
Inventory:

60x

H 10 X 4

2
PPS-43 submachine gun

2

Engineers (AT)
M 200 C 12

SVT-40 semi-automatic rifle

4

2
DT-29 machine gun

PPSh submachine gun

M1A1 bazooka

Inventory:

32x

SVT-40 semi-automatic rifle

2

4x

3

25x

2
PPS-43 submachine gun

Inventory:

16x

9
Mechanized Red Guard
M 465 C 35 H 10 X 4

4
PPSh submachine gun

Combat guide

Inventory:

14x

16x

12x

6x

28x

H 4 X 2

6x

10

Army of Soviet Union: Infantry squads
Sappers
M 50 C 6

Combat guide

11
Black Jackets
M 3 C 30

H 2 X 2

H 10 X 3

Members of this corps of marines of the Soviet Navy owed their name

2

to the black uniform of the Navy as well as to the value demonstrated during
Black Sea operations. They were deployed in an M3A1 armored halftrack, armed

PPSh submachine gun

with a .50 caliber machine gun, and they were equipped with rifles and light

Inventory:

machine guns for occupying and defending an entrenched position.

2x

6
Mosin rifle

Guards with rifle
M 2 C 24 H 8 X 3

26x

the Terrible in 1550. The distinction and honor of being recognized as guard units was
granted during the Second World War to the units and formations that were outstanding
in combat. In fact, during the war, the insignia with the star and red flag was introduced,
distinguishing these heroes.
Having previously demonstrated their experience in combat, and armed with light
machine guns and anti-tank rifles, the guard units could halt the advance of enemy
infantry and light vehicles equally. The unit's machine guns carried smoke markers in order to request air launch of supplies in order
to reinforce their defensive positions and remain in combat for longer.

2
PPSh submachine gun

2
Mosin rifle

12x

4x

8x

2x

2
DP-27 machine gun

Inventory:

2x

2

SVT-40 semi-automatic rifle

Inventory:

Elite corps whose tradition was to overcome combat groups created by Ivan

4

2

14.5 PTRD anti-tank rifle

22x

16x

2x

2x

DP-27 machine gun

12

Army of Soviet Union: Specialized soldiers

Combat guide

13

Specialized soldiers
Rifleman
M 10 C 2.5

Team with anti-tank rifle
M 60 C 6
H 2 X 3

H 1 X 2

1

2
Mosin rifle

PPSh submachine gun

Inventory:

1x

1

Inventory:

1x

1x

2x

2x

Submachine gun
M 15 C 2.5 H 1 X 2

1

Anti-tank team
M 70 C 6

PPSh submachine gun
Inventory:

PPSh submachine gun

M1A1 bazooka

Inventory:

1x

1x

1

2x

2x

1x
Crew
M 10

2
DP-27 machine gun

Inventory:

H 2 X 3

1

Machine gunner
M 50 C 3.5 H 1 X 2

1x

1x

2

2x

Rifle antitanque 14.5 PTRS

Nagant revolver
Inventory:

11x

C 4

H 2 X 2

14

Army of Soviet Union: Specialized soldiers
Sniper
M 160 C 8

Combat guide
Sniper guards
M 2 C 16

H 1 X 4

1

H 2 X 4

2
Mosin sniper rifle

Mosin sniper rifle

Inventory:

3x

Inventory:

1x

1x

6x

Flamethrower team
H 2 X 2
M 75 C 5

1

1
PPSh submachine gun

Flamethrower

Inventory:

2x

15

1x

1x

Flamethrower
The first modern flamethrower was developed in Germany in 1901; the first infantry units equipped
with this weapon were created in 1911. Since then its use has been common in assaults on bunkers,
fortifications and trenches. A flamethrower projected an inflammable liquid jet from a fuel tank
carried on the soldier's back. As opposed to gas flamethrowers, whose flame was extinguished as soon
as the operator closed the trip valve, the inflammable liquid of military flamethrowers continued
to burn once the target was hit.
Flamethrowers were heavy weapons which restricted the speed of their carrier. Furthermore, they were
difficult to use properly: the soldier had to get very close to the enemy positions without being
discovered, and once he opened fire, he gave away his position by exposing himself to the counterattack. However, the flamethrower was a terrible weapon which could hit any soldier hidden in the area
hit by the flames, and they were especially useful in urban environments for clearing buildings
of the enemy. Flamethrowers had limited use against armored vehicles. The flames could penetrate
through viewfinders and ventilation shafts, reaching the crew inside, and a jet of inflammable liquid
directed towards the engine cover may have been enough to ignite it and destroy any tank, regardless
of its armor. However, flamethrower attack could be avoided by the vehicle by simply accelerating
and moving away from the area of the source of flames, then attacking the area with its weapons.

2x

2x

Snipers
Elite snipers and experts in camouflage, snipers usually acted
alone and away from the main battle fronts in order to carry out
reconnaissance tasks and attacks against selected targets. Rifles
with sights could fire to much greater distances than conventional
infantry weapons. Some examples of targets susceptible to sniper
attack were fixed weapons crews, officers, tank commanders, special
bodies of troops and soldiers armed with light machine guns.
The telescopic sight of their rifles allowed the snipers to probe
in search of hidden troops. Using Direct Control, you can direct
the rifle sight towards the ground you wish to explore. The fog
of war around the sight will clear, showing any enemy unit in the area, including
hidden or camouflaged infantry soldiers.
Snipers are not abundant and you can only deploy a small number of them in each battle.
The Russians and Germans, who used snipers intensely during the war, can have an additional number
of elite snipers deployed as special units.
If the enemy notices that it is being attacked by a sniper, it will probably devote a long period
of time to neutralize that sniper. The best response against a sniper is, in fact, another sniper.
Their ability to explore possible hiding places of the enemy sniper and reveal hidden enemies is
the best response. If the area where the sniper is seen operating is not protected by regular
enemy troops, you can try to search the area with a light vehicle or a platoon of men, but be
careful: a motionless sniper, hidden in dense undergrowth, who does not reveal his position
by firing can remain hidden just a few meters away from a soldier and go unnoticed.
If your sniper is shot, you can still take advantage of the situation. A regular rifleman can pick
up his rifle and use it himself. It will not be as accurate as the elite marksman's, but it will
be better than his normal weapon, and he may be able to confuse the enemy by making them believe
there is a second sniper.

16

Army of Soviet Union: Specialized soldiers
Officer
M 160 C 8

1

Combat guide

Fixed weapons and artillery

H 1 X 3

Heavy machine gun Machine gun
M 90 C 5

1
Nagant revolver

Main:

Flare pistol

Inventory:

1x

1x

4x

3

1250x

2x

PKP heavy machine gun Machine gun
M 180 C 5
Main:

Flare pistol

2x

1x

Spetsnaz
M 1 C 5







Y







1x

H 3 X 2

Inventory:

4x



L 7.62 mm R Auto A 80 m

1
PPSh submachine gun



Inventory:

1x

Radio operator
M 4 C 11

17

L 14.5 mm R Auto A 100 m

AP:

25

30

16



10

30

70

21x

12
100 m

Inventory:

940x
H 1 X 4

Spetsnaz was the Russian term referring to its elite special forces commandos. Formed in secret during the Second
World War, the Spetsnaz carried out reconnaissance, infiltration and sabotage tasks behind enemy lines. On occasion,

Mortar BM-37 Mortar
M 350 C 5

they used civilian clothes or enemy uniforms in order to pass unnoticed. The Spetsnaz were experts on camouflage.
They could cross the front lines, moving with stealth until reaching the enemy rearguard, sabotaging their weapons
and vehicles with dynamite and signaling targets for the artillery.

1

1
PPSh submachine gun

Main:

1
Nagant revolver with silencer

15

15

15



10

30

70

Flare pistol

Inventory:

Inventory:

4x

L 82 mm R 5

AP:

2x

2x

2x

2x

1x

1x

1x

121x

1x

A 110 m
15
110 m

18

Army of Soviet Union: Fixed weapons and artillery
M-37 AT gun AT gun
M 140 C 5

Main:

L 45 mm R 3

AP:

48

43

36



10

30

70





Combat guide
61-K M1939 AA defense
M 250 C 10

Y
Main:

A 110 m
31
110 m

19





Y

L 37 mm R Auto A 110 m

AP:

52

46

36



10

30

70

32
110 m

Automatic anti-aircraft defense gun which
could be deployed as an anti-tank weapon.

Inventory:

51x

Its penetration capacity was greater than that of the AT M37, with the advantage of having a large firing velocity and a firing angle

50x

5x

of 360 degrees, which made it efficient in counteracting the threat from multiple light and medium vehicles. It had its own armored tow
tractor to move it through the battlefield.

Inventory:

ZiS-3 AT gun AT gun
M 280 C 5
Main:





Y

L 76 mm R 3.5 A 130 m

AP:

77

72

61



10

30

70

40

M-30 howitzer Field howitzer
M 800 C 10

130 m

Main:

Inventory:

51x

50x

5x

Main:

66x




Y

111

107

97



10

30

70

68
Main:

130 m

Inventory:

5x

Y





Y

1x

L 152 mm R 75 A 250 m

Inventory:

50x



L 122 mm R 70 A 220 m

D1 howitzer Field howitzer
M 900 C 10

L 57 mm R 4.5 A 130 m

AP:



Inventory:

ZiS-2 AT gun AT gun
M 325 C 5

51x

505x

1x

36x

12x

1x

20

Army of Soviet Union: Light vehicles

Combat guide

Light vehicles
BA-64 Scout vehicle
M 180 C 9
Armor:

1 9 2 9 3 9
4 9 5 9 6 9
G 1x DT-29
Reached high speed on roads and paths. Had

BA-64
The original design
of this armored vehicle,
created by the GAZ
factory, dating from 1941.
The initial idea consisted
of mounting armor and
armament on a light jeep
from the same company.
The capture and analysis
of a German SdKfz 222 had
a decisive influence on
the final design.

21
BA-11 Scout vehicle
M 220 C 13

Main:

V 40

D 2 S - Y

L 45 mm R 3

AP:

48

43

36



10

30

70

V 38

D 4 S - Y

A 110 m
31
110 m

Armor:

1 15 2 10 3 10
4 15 5 10 6 10
G 2x DT-29

outstanding performance cross-country, a usual

The prototypes created persuaded

feature in most Russian vehicles, which were always

the Russian Army, who approved their

superior to those of other nations in this aspect.

mass production. Nevertheless, the German

The light armament of the BA-64, a machine gun

invasion and siege of Leningrad stopped

mounted on a small open turret, was sufficient for

production when only 16 units had been

reconnaissance missions and for harassing enemy

manufactured. In spite of this, the BA-11

infantry. However, its armor did not provide the protection

fought at the battle to defend the city. Thanks to its speed

needed to stop the impact from an anti-tank rifle.

and armament, they proved efficient in infantry support tasks,
being able to confront other armored scout vehicles
and light tanks.

Inventory:

Inventory:

2.410x

28x

50x

5x

1.620x

BA-11
This light combat vehicle,
designed in 1938, was
developed with the idea
of being rapid and
maneuverable and carrying
a gun equivalent to that
of the T-26.

22

Army of Soviet Union: Light vehicles
T-26 Light tank
M 200 C 11
Main:

T-26
Inspired by the British
Vickers, the T-26 was one
of the most manufactured
tanks during the conflict.
Designed in 1930,
approximately 11,000 units
were produced.
The Red Army transferred
a large number of T-26
to the Spanish Civil War
republican group, where it
measured up to the Panzer
I supplied by Germany
to the nationalist group.
It took part in the
attack on Finland and, at
the time of the German
invasion of Russia, it was
the most numerous vehicle
in the Red Army armored
divisions. It remained in
service up until 1945,
and confronted the
Japanese Army during
the Manchuria campaign.

L 45 mm R 3

AP:

48

43

36



10

30

70

V 31

Combat guide
BT-7a Light tank
M 320 C 11

D 3 S 2
Main:

A 110 m

23

L 76 mm R 6

D 3 S 4

A 130 m

Armor:

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1 13 2 13 3 13
4 15 5 15 6 15

110 m

Armor:

1 15 2 15 3 15
4 15 5 15 6 15

G 2x DT-29
Its capacity to fire above low obstacles

G 2x DT-29

and hills made it very useful for attacking

The T-26 had a simple design, was resistant

fixed anti-tank guns, as well as providing

to mechanical breakdown and easy

support by bombing enemy infantry.

to maintain. Its main armament was

The BT-7a always had to be kept at

sufficient to provide infantry support, taking

maximum range, as its limited armor made it

out machine gun emplacements and light

vulnerable to fire from light guns and anti-tank rifles.

vehicles. The machine gun, mounted on
the rear of the turret, was designed to defend
against infantry assault in close quarters
combat.
Its limited armor offered
protection only against
light weapons. Even
a heavy machine
gun could get through
15 mm thick armor
plates and it would be
very vulnerable to 20 mm
automatic guns and anti-tank
rifles.

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BT-7a
The last vehicle in
the series of BT tanks,
widely used during
the first years of the
conflict. A total of 154
units were manufactured.
The BT-7A version, instead
of having a high velocity
gun, was equipped with
a large turret and a 76
mm howitzer that fired
low velocity explosive
projectiles.

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Army of Soviet Union: Light vehicles
T-60 Light tank
M 280 C 9
Main:

V 34

L 20 mm R Auto A 100 m

AP:

29

27

21



10

30

70

18
100 m

The T-60 reconnaissance
tank was developed and
produced by the Soviet
Union between 1941 and
1942, with around 6,300
vehicles manufactured.

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T-70 Light tank
M 280 C 9

D 2 S 2
Main:

L 45 mm R 3

AP:

48

43

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10

30

70

V 38

D 2 S 2

A 110 m
31
110 m

Armor:

Armor:

1 20 2 15 3 25
4 15 5 15 6 15

1 35 2 15 3 25
4 65 5 35 6 35

G 1x DT-29

G 1x DT-29

With a lower profile than the T-26,

The arrival of German tanks such as

and a higher top speed, the T-60 light

the Panzer III and Panzer IV forced the allied

tank could replace the old model in any

troops to reevaluate the light tank concept

reconnaissance and attack task on the enemy

that they had used until then.

flanks.

T-60

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Although the T-60 and T-70 appeared to be very

The 20 mm automatic gun had less range

similar, the latter was far superior. The front hull

T-70

and armor penetration than the one mounted

armor could withstand impacts from anti-tank rifles

on the T-26, but it was lethal against infantry

and small caliber weapons, and the turret

and lightly armored targets.

was reinforced even more

The T-70, of which
around 8,226 units
were manufactured, was
designed to replace its
predecessors and adapt
to the new light tank
model needed to confront
the German tanks.

to protect its sole occupant
and the main 45 mm
armament. It could
give support to
infantry and survive fire
that would destroy other light
vehicles, and with its low profile
and excellent speed it could
surround the battle line
and successfully attack enemy rearguard
vehicles.

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Army of Soviet Union: Light vehicles
ZSU-37 AA vehicle
M 300 C 13

Main:

V 36

D 4 S -

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Tank destroyer
ZiS-30 Light tank destroyer
M 350 C 23

L 37 mm R Auto A 110 m

AP:

52

46

36



10

30

70

32
Main:

110 m

27

AP:

111

107

97

1 30 2 15 3 15
4 10 5 10 6 10



10

30

70

68
130 m

Armor:

The Soviet engineers spent a large part of the conflict designing prototypes of self-propelled anti-aircraft vehicles; in spite of the advances
achieved thanks to successive adaptations based on the T-70 chassis, the ZSU-37, whose production began in 1945, was never involved
in the war. The ZSU-37 was equipped with a 37 mm automatic gun mounted on an open-top turret. The front of the chassis was protected
by 30 mm, very inclined armor plating which provided sufficient protection from light anti-tank guns. However, the armor of the turret and
the weapon mounting were insufficient and could be penetrated by anti-tank rifles and low caliber guns, wounding the crew
and damaging the weapon. It was better armed than the anti-aircraft vehicles of other nations, which usually mounted 20 mm automatic
guns, and although the rate of fire was lower, it could destroy light and medium tanks at short ranges and even damage heavy tanks if it
aimed at the sides and caterpillar tracks.

1 30 2 15 3 15
4 10 5 10 6 10
G 1x DT-29
Although the profile of the ZiS-30 was
somewhat larger than the fixed ZiS-2

ZiS-30

version, it could not be used for the same
defensive tasks. Its average speed allowed it to rapidly relocate after firing in order to hide
itself again or try to round up enemy tanks, but the crew was very exposed and the armor

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of the tractor could only stop low caliber, light weapons fire. The addition of a machine gun
on the hull improved its defensive performance against infantry,

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but even so, the ZiS-30 was mainly an anti-tank vehicle and

T-34 Sapper Minesweeper
M 250 C 4

could not be used as support against unarmored targets.

V 18

D 1 S 4

Armor:

1 47 2 47 3 47
G 1x DT-29
The hull of a damaged T-34 could be reused as a minesweeping vehicle that could clear
a corridor by detonating any mines it found in its path. It only had a front machine gun for
protection, therefore it had to rely on support in order to carry out its task.

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L 57 mm R 4.5 A 130 m

Armor:

325x

V 25

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This tank destroyer
had a ZiS-2 anti-tank
gun mounted on an armed
Komsomolets artillery
tractor. The design was
developed just before the
German invasion of Russia,
but the low availability
of the weapon and tractors
meant that less than
a hundred units were
manufactured.

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Army of Soviet Union: Tank destroyer
SU-76 Light tank destroyer
M 350 C 23

Main:

V 36

77

72

61



10

30

70

40
130 m

29
SU-85 Medium tank destroyer
M 550 C 23

D 4 S Main:

L 76 mm R 3.5 A 130 m

AP:

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V 33

L 85 mm R 6.5 A 150 m

AP:

130

126



10

30

112

69

70

150 m

Armor:

Armor:

1 30 2 15 3 15

1 45 2 45 3 45

This tank destroyer, based on the T-70 tank,

With the entry into service of the powerful Tiger

was the second most manufactured Soviet

and Panther, the Soviet Army was forced to

armored vehicle during the war. Between

develop an anti-tank weapon capable

1942 and 1945, approximately 14,000 units

of taking them on. To do this, the 122 mm howitzer of the SU-122

were manufactured which provided support

was replaced with a high velocity anti-tank gun, the 88 mm D-5T.

to the infantry and adopted anti-tank tasks.

The SU-85's baptism of fire occurred in August, 1943.

It was armed with ZiS-3 anti-tank gun, capable of destroying light and medium vehicles.

The 85 mm gun could penetrate the sides of the Panther and Tiger

It possessed an elevated rate of fire, but it showed that it did not have the power

from considerable distances and wipe out a medium tank with

required to confront the Panzer IV Ausf.H and later models. The original engine

a single shot. The vehicle's armor was of average thickness, but like

of the T-70 provided the SU-76 with a high top speed and excellent maneuverability,

the T-34, the steel plates were inclined. This favored the rebound

although the lack of machine guns and the open-top turret made it extremely vulnerable

of penetrating projectiles, keeping a weight of less than 30 tons

to enemy infantry attack, therefore it needed support from allied troops at all times.

and good maneuverability.

Its 76 mm gun, although it had less armor penetration capacity than the ZiS-30, fired

The main weapon could only aim at a reduced angle towards

more powerful explosive projectiles. It deployed the SU-76 in order to confront

the front, which made it vulnerable if immobilized. Like the SU-122,

the infantry and light vehicles; if the enemy has tanks, use the ZiS-30.

it did not have machine guns to confront enemy infantry, therefore it
always had to operate with cover from allied troops.

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Army of Soviet Union: Tank destroyer
SU-100 Heavy tank destroyer
M 1200 C 38
Main:

V 31

D 4 S 4

AP:

181

174



10

30

158

SU-122 Self-propelled gun
M 1000 C 23

71

70

180 m

Main:

V 33

D 5 S 4

L 122 mm R 25 A 180 m

Armor:

1 75 2 45 3 45

1 45 2 45 3 45

As soon as the German Tiger IIs appeared on

Based on the chassis of the successful T-34

the battlefield, the SU-85 became obsolete.

and armed with a 122 mm howitzer, the SU-

It was then when the SU-100 had to take

22 could fire indirectly against infantry and

over. Its 10 mm gun could fire to formidable

This successor to the SU85, developed in 1944,
did not waste time in
becoming one of the best
tank destroyers of the
conflict. Manufactured
from the hull of the
T-34, its front armor was
strengthened to 75 mm
thickness. In spite of
going into action late
(the first SU-100 was
deployed in 1945), more
than 2,300 units were
manufactured.

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Self-propelled artillery

L 100 mm R 10 A 180 m

Armor:

SU-100

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distances and penetrate the armor of the heaviest tanks from average distances, even
head on. Like other tank destroyers, it had a perfect low profile for hiding itself and
keeping still in order to carry out the first (and lethal) attack. Equally, its inclined, reinforced
armor allowed it to exchange fire at long distances and survive.

fixed defensive positions. Like other Soviet
propelled guns, it did not have a defense
machine gun, therefore it always had
to operate with enemy infantry support.
It did not have as much range as the
propelled artillery of other nations, but its inclined 45 mm armor allowed it to be exposed
to enemy artillery fire and even medium caliber anti-tank weapons. Nevertheless, owing
to the lack of penetrating power of its projectiles, it could not confront enemy tanks.

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SU-122
Inspired by the success
of the German assault
guns, the Soviet Army
did not waste time in
designing its own selfpropelled artillery parts.
After producing several
prototypes, the first U-35
(which would later be
renamed as the SU-122) was
manufactured in November,
1942.

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Army of Soviet Union: Self-propelled artillery
ISU-152 Self-propelled gun
M 1400 C 40
Main:

V 28

148

145



10

30

138

Main:

180 m

L 132 mm R 120 A 180 m

There were several vehicles used to mount
the Katyusha launcher: tractors, tanks and

1 90 2 75 3 60

even armored trains. However, the lorry
turned out to be the most versatile option

G 1x DShK

with its excellent mobility and low cost.

The 152 mm weapon caused such massive

Like other vehicles of its class, it could

impact, regardless of the range, that it was

launch salvos of eight rockets consecutively

capable of completely destroying the inside
of an enemy tank, including the powerful German Panthers and Tigers.

After several
modifications to the
original prototype, named
Object 236, the ISU-152
entered service officially
in 1943. Although it was
not designed for such
a purpose, it stood out
due to its tank destroying
capacity.

D 2 S -

73

70

Armor:

ISU-152

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BM-13 Katyusha Self-propelled rocket artillery
M 1300 C 20
V 30

D 5 S 4

L 152 mm R 25 A 180 m

AP:

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before having to reload. These projectiles,
contrary to conventional artillery, rapidly

Constructed on the chassis of the IS series heavy tanks and fitted with a 152 mm howitzer,

concentrated great destructive power onto

the ISU-152 excelled at bombarding enemy infantry positions and fixed guns. Heavily

the target area and, although they had a high rate of fire, were less accurate and needed

armored and equipped with a heavy machine gun mounted on the turret, it could operate

more time to reload.

from the front line of battle to give close support, although its rate of fire could not equal
that of other smaller caliber weapons.

Lacking any kind of armor, the Katyusha were extremely vulnerable to artillery fire
and other rocket launchers. Even a nearby explosion could make its rockets detonate
on the launchers and destroy the vehicle.

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BM-13 Katyusha
Developed in 1941, the
new Soviet BM-13 multiple
rocket launchers arrived
on the battlefield
shrouded in mystery. Their
name was not known, not
even by their own crews
who, on seeing the letter
K marked on its armor,
named the mythical vehicle
"Katyusha" in honor of
a popular Russian war
song.

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Army of Soviet Union: Self-propelled artillery
203 mm B-4 Self-propelled howitzer
M 10 C 45
Main:

V 8

D 2 S -

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Tanks

L 203 mm R 90 A 300 m

T-34/57 Medium tank
M 580 C 23

Armor:

1 10 2 10 3 10
4 10 5 10 6 10
The B-4 gun could be placed in a direct firing
position and be elevated up to 60 degrees in
order to fire indirect trajectories. In spite
of the weapon's huge weight, the design

203 mm B-4
Although it was designed
in 1931, the B-4 did
not enter service in the
Red Army until 1934.
Its main function was
to bombard concrete
defensive fortifications
and destroy buildings
during urban combat, tasks
which it carried out
successfully during the
war against Finland in
1939 and, later, against
the Germans. Approximately
900 units of this gun were
produced.

of its tracks allowed it to fire without having

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Main:

L 57 mm R 5

AP:

111

107

97



10

30

70

V 34

A 130 m
68
130 m

Armor:

1 45 2 45 3 45
4 52 5 52 6 52

to reinforce the ground beforehand.

G 2x DT-29

The destructive power of its immense projectiles could bring down an average building

Between 1941 and 1943 some T-34 units

with a single shot. The reload time was better than other artillery, allowing a salvo of three

were equipped with the high velocity 57

howitzers every minute and a half. It also had the best range of fire possible, exceeding

mm ZIS-4 gun for use as a tank destroyer. Although it had more penetration

those of equivalent weapons of other nations.

capacity than previous models, the caliber of its projectiles allowed it to use the
explosive charge needed to efficiently attack unarmored targets.
The T34/57 was effective at fighting against the German Panther and Tiger I
tanks by attacking their less well-armored flanks. The lower cost of the Soviet
tanks allowed them to achieve numerical superiority with respect to their
enemies. They could also successfully confront the Panzer III and IV, but if we
bear in mind that the T-34s, armed with the 76 mm gun, could carry out this
function, it was more profitable to keep the T-34/57 tanks for attacking the better
armed enemy tanks.

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Army of Soviet Union: Tanks
T-34/76 Medium tank
M 350 C 23
Main:

L 76 mm R 6

AP:

70

67

59



10

30

70

V 34

D 4 S 4

The T-34 was the iconic
unit of the Soviet Army
during World War II. The
first version of the T-34
was produced in the KHPZ
factory in Ukraine in
March, 1940. Three years
earlier, the engineer
Mihail Koshkin had been
given the job of designing
a tank to replace the BT
and T-26 models, given the
disappointing performance
they had offered both in
the Spanish Civil War and
in the Battle of Khalkhin
Gol against Japan.

G 2x DT-29
Technically, the T-34 made up
for its inferior fire power with
respect to the German and allied
tanks, with an extraordinary
balance between armor,
armament and speed.

20 mm thick armor, mounted a 45 mm gun.
Koshkin convinced Stalin to design
a second prototype, the T-34, which

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included a 76 mm gun and 45 mm armor

130 m

both on the front and on the sides of the hull.

Armor:

T-34/76

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The first prototype, named the A-20, with

A 130 m

1 45 2 45 3 45
4 52 5 52 6 52

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Due to its extraordinary effectiveness
on the battlefield, the T-34 was the most

Its inclined 45 mm
thick armor guaranteed
protection against German
armaments until the
appearance of the Panzer
IV Ausf.G, equipped with
the 75 mm high velocity
gun, and the new Pak 40
towed gun.

manufactured tank during the whole
war. Several factories participated in its
production and some units were improved
with parts from other models or were directly
repaired with new specifications.
The T-34 was considered the best tank
to take part in the conflict. It played
a decisive role in all the battles fought
on the Russian front and was constantly
developed, even after the fall of Berlin.
However, its design was not exempt from
failures. The engine transmission system
and the tracks were fragile, and tended
to break easily. The turret was narrow and
was designed for only two crew members: the loader and the commander, who also had to operate the main gun. This restricted its
ability to observe the ground and locating new threats. The sights provided very restricted fields of view, and the absence of a radio
in the first models prevented different vehicles from coordinating with each other. The only hatch on the turret was heavy and often
became jammed, locking the crew inside. In spite of these disadvantages, the main characteristics of the T-34 were so far advanced
for their time that Germany was forced to design and produce the new Tiger I and Panther tanks.

The T-34's 76 mm gun was
enough to defeat the Panzer
III and IV, and its wide tracks
allowed it to maneuver on snowcovered and muddy ground
where German tanks became
jammed and defenseless.

The T-34 was an excellent medium tank for the first stages of the battle. Although its armament and armor were outstripped after
the appearance of the Panzer IV Ausf.H and Tiger I, it could carry out its role perfectly as an infantry support tank and tank destroyer.

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Army of Soviet Union: Tanks
T-34/76 (43) Medium tank
M 420 C 23
Main:

L 76 mm R 6

AP:

80

76

66



10

30

70

V 34

Main:

A 130 m
44
130 m

V 31

AP:

130

126



10

30

112

69

70

150 m

Armor:

1 47 2 47 3 47
4 70 5 52 6 52

1 47 2 45 3 45
4 90 5 75 6 75

G 2x DT-29

G 3x DT-29

In 1943, the turret was replaced by

Modified version of the T-34 created in 1943 to counter the German Panther and Tiger I,

a hexagonal model which improved

which demonstrated its superiority during the Battle of Kursk in the summer of that same

the interior conditions for the crew. Later,

year.

field through 360 degrees. The 76 mm gun also underwent slight modifications.

D 5 S 4

L 85 mm R 6.5 A 150 m

Armor:

could evacuate and an elevated cupola that allowed the commander to observe the battle

The manufacturing process
for the T-34 was perfected
during the war, with
improved production
times and quality of the
different designs.

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T-34/85 Medium tank
M 700 C 25

D 4 S 4

a second hatch was added so that the crew

T-34/76 (43)

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The T-34/85 had a more powerful 85 mm gun than its predecessor and a better turret with
capacity for three crew: a commander, a gunner and a loader. Furthermore, there was
an additional machine gun mounted on the turret that was operated by the commander

Although these changes were not a revolution with respect to previous models, the tank's

and provided protection against enemy infantry. However, the speed of movement

capacity and survival were slightly improved, and so

and the maneuverability of the tank were reduced due to the weight of the weapon and

too was its function as a tank destroyer.

the additional armor.
At first, the production costs of this model exceeded those of its predecessor by 30%. In spite of this, halfway through 1944 some 1,200
T-34/85 tanks were manufactured. In any case, in 1945 the costs had evened out with respect to the first T-34s, while the front armor
of the turret and the penetration capacity of the gun had been duplicated.
The T-34/85 was excellent as a tank destroyer. Unlike the model armed with the 57 mm gun, the T-34/85 could defeat the Panther
and Tiger I in frontal confrontations and at medium and long distances. However, its large-sized turret made an easy target to hit.
In spite of its thick armor, the Soviet tank was inferior to German tanks in one-to-one confrontations, therefore it was recommended
to use it in hull down positions, firing while laying in ambush against enemy armor flanks to ensure its destruction.

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Army of Soviet Union: Tanks

KV-1

AP:

70

L 76 mm R 6
67
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The initiatives of the
Defense Chief, Kilment
Voroshilov (KV), gave
his name to a series of
tank prototypes that the
Soviet government ordered
designed in order to create
a new model that had better
protection than any of the
tanks in his army at that
time and which had shown
deficiencies in conflicts
previous to the Second World
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Finally, it was opted for a
single turret design and,
with no time left for testing
under combat conditions, the
prototypes were sent to the
invasion of Finland, which
took place at the end of
1939. The armor of the KV
proved to be most efficient
against Finnish anti-tank
weapons, therefore production
of the prototype, armed with
a 76.2 mm gun and known as
the KV-1 heavy tank, was
quickly ordered.

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V 22

A 130 m
36
130 m

Armor:

1 100 2 75 3 75
4 75 5 75 6 60
G 3x DT-29

The 76 mm gun mounted
on the KV-1 was identical to
the T-34's, a smaller, faster,
cheaper and more easily
constructed tank.

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On June 22, 1941, the German attack

KV-1 Heavy tank
M 550 C 23
Main:

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on Soviet troops occurred. At that time,
the Red Army had 508 KV tanks. Thanks
to its extraordinary armor, the KVs could

Thanks to its strong
side and rear armor,
the KV-1 could risk
itself in short range
combat in support
of infantry assault
maneuvers, although
its peculiar machine
gun, mounted on the
rear part of the turret,
was virtually irrelevant
in battle.

withstand fire from German 37 mm and 50
mm weapons. Only the German 88 mm
gun, or variants such as the Flak 37, could
destroy it from medium distances.
When the Germans deployed their PaK 40
anti-tank guns on a massive scale - capable
of penetrating the armor of the KV-1 production of this tank was stopped and
the Soviet Army decided to concentrate all
its efforts on the T-34 manufacture.
In combat, the KV-1 was extremely slow
compared with the T-34 model. However,
both models complemented each other,
as the KV-1 had thick armor that could
withstand much punishment. While
the enemy concentrated its attack
on the visible and heavily armored KV-1,
the speedy T-34s, with their low profiles,
could surround the enemy's position and
attack its flanks.

It had two machine guns
mounted on the front part
of the hull and turret to
defend itself from enemy
infantry.

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Army of Soviet Union: Tanks
KV-85 Heavy tank
M 750 C 38

Main:

V 25

130

126



10

30

112

Main:

69

70

150 m

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IS-1 Heavy tank
M 1100 C 38

D 4 S 9

L 85 mm R 6.5 A 150 m

AP:

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V 28

L 85 mm R 6.5 A 150 m

AP:

130

126



10

30

112

69

70

150 m

Armor:

Armor:

1 75 2 60 3 75
4 100 5 100 6 100

1 100 2 90 3 75
4 100 5 100 6 100

G 3x DT-29

G 3x DT-29

In the summer of 1943, the German Panthers

In 1942, the KV-1, slow and not well-armed, was the only heavy Soviet tank and its

and Tigers had shown their superiority over Soviet tanks on the battlefield. This was

performance was exceeded by the medium T-34 tank and its successive improvements,

the reason that motivated the design of the KV-85, a modified version of the heavy KV-1

as it was cheaper, more easily manufactured and more efficient in combat. This being

tank. Distinguishable by its new turret, prepared to transport the 85 mm D-5T gun which

the case, the Red Army was about to reject the development of new heavy tanks, but

was used by the self-propelled SU-85 tank destroyers and the first versions

the appearance of the German Panthers and Tigers forced a change of view. A new tank

of the T-34/85.

was quickly designed which could carry a high velocity, 85 mm D-5T gun.

The large demand for 85 mm guns delayed the initially forecast production dates.
At the end of 1944, only 130 units of this model had been manufactured, and there was
no delay in replacing it with the new series of IS heavy tanks.

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The need to immediately counteract the power of the new German tanks brought about
the KV-85, an intermediate model which included the new turret with the 85 mm gun and
the old chassis of the KVs. Meanwhile, the final design of the new heavy tank continued
under the name KV-13. However, as the military man Kliment Voroshilov had fallen into

Thanks to its 85 mm gun, equivalent in performance to that mounted on the T-34/85,

disgrace, the new series of heavy tanks got the name IS in honor of the Soviet Prime

the KV-85 could measure up to the German Panthers and Tigers during long distance

Minister, Iósif Stalin.

confrontations. In addition, its reinforced armor, inherited from the base model KV-1,
much increased its probability of survival on the battlefield.

The IS-1 was the prototype of a new generation of tanks. It was never mass produced and only 130 units were made. However, it
served as a base for testing the IS-2. Compared with the KV-85, the IS-1 mounted the same heavily armored turret and the same 85

The KV-85's enormous turret was heavily armored both on the front and the sides. However, the hull armor was better than the KV-1's in

mm gun with great penetration capacity, slightly better than the 75 mm gun mounted on the Panzer IV Ausf.H, but surpassed by

order to give the tank greater maneuverability. However, this same hull, with scarcely any inclination, could easily be penetrated

the new German weapons added to the Tiger I and Panther. Following the KV doctrine, the hull armor was almost 100 mm thick

by weapons which otherwise could not have destroyed the tank. For this reason, it is advisable to search for coverage for the tank hull,

on the front part. The side armor was better than that of the KV-1. The vehicle was driven by a 520 horse diesel engine and provided

especially if you find commanders who may know this weak point.

the tank superior mobility to the KV-85, despite the fact its tonnage was greater. The IS-1 could carry out the same tasks as the KV-85,
and it could better withstand frontal attacks, which meant that it did not have to depend so much on the coverage of the terrain.

Inventory:

51x

Inventory:

27x

5x

1.280x

1x

42x

30x

5x

1.530x

1x

44

Army of Soviet Union: Tanks

AP:

164



10

L 122 mm R 12
158
147
30

70

V 28

G 1x DShK

It was prepared to
resist enemy fire during
breakthrough maneuvers
and destroy enemy heavy
tanks and anti-tank guns.
For this purpose, armored
regiments were created,
each consisting of 21 IS-2
tanks.

G 3x DT-29

of a German Tiger I at the Battle of Kursk,
the Red Army carried out several firing tests
on the tank using different guns.
The results showed that the 85 mm antiaircraft guns and the 122 mm anti-tank gun

180 m

1 120 2 90 3 60
4 100 5 90 6 60
The IS-2 entered service
in April 1944 and was
widely used by the Red
Army during the final
stages of the war. It
was a controversial tank,
capable of penetrating
enemy lines and clearing
the way for medium tanks.

D 5 S 4

A 180 m
74

Armor:

IS-2

45

In January, 1943, following the capture

IS-2 Heavy tank
M 1500 C 40
Main:

Combat guide

A heavy machine gun
was added to the upper
cupola, although the
machine gun mounted
on the rear part of the
turret, inherited from
the KV-1s, was kept.

could penetrate the armor.
The pressure of time brought about
the creation of tanks with 85 mm guns,
which gave rise to the KV-85 and IS-1.
However, the 122 mm gun was chosen
as the main weapon for the new heavy
Soviet tank as it had to compete in the same
conditions against the German Tigers and
Panthers: the IS-2.
With the incorporation of the IS-2,
the Soviets had a tank which could surpass

The IS-2 had a narrower
hull and lower profile
than the IS-1. It also
added thicker and more
inclined armor plates,
removing the straight
plates which were a
weak point on previous
models.

the Tiger I and Panther in combat, even
though the latter continued to be more rapid
and more maneuverable. The IS-2 could

In its role as a tank destroyer, its
limited ammunition and excessive
reload time meant that every
shot fired from the IS-2 had to
be carefully calculated in order
to ensure the enemy armor was
rendered useless. As infantry
support, the IS-2 carried few
explosive cartridges, although each
of them provided huge firepower, a
feature which, in conjunction with
its four machine guns, increased its
potential considerably.

destroy the Panther from long distances,
long before the German weapon could
effectively penetrate its front armor.
However, the massive 122 mm gun, although superior in firepower to the German 88 and
75 mm guns, was not exempt from problems. On increasing the size of the ammunition
fired, the number of cartridges that could be transported by the tank was drastically
reduced. Additionally, the ammunition of the D-25T gun was stored with the projectile
separated from the powder charge. The loader had to join both parts before each reload,
which, along with the huge weight of the projectile, meant very high loading times and
a rate of fire that was considerably lower than that of the Panther and Tiger guns.

Inventory:

17x

12x

5x

950x

2.680x

1x

46

Army of Soviet Union: Tanks
IS-3 Super-heavy tank
M 2000 C 50

Main:

V 27

164

158



10

30

147

Main:

1 75 2 75 3 70
4 75 5 75 6 75

180 m

Armor:

1 120 2 90 3 60
4 160 5 160 6 160
G 1x DShK

L 152 mm R 25 A 180 m

Armor:

74

70

47
KV-2 Heavy tank
M 6 C 38

D 5 S -

L 122 mm R 12 A 180 m

AP:

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G 2x DT-29
Heavy artillery tank which, like the KV-1, owes

G 1x DT-29

its name to comrade Kliment Voroshilov. In

In 1944, the Soviet Union improved the design of the IS-2 by redistributing the armor in

fact, both models entered service together in

order to achieve better protection without adding weight to the vehicle. The front

the invasion of Finland in 1939. The KV-2 was

of the hull was modified by adding new angles favoring the rebound of enemy projectiles

armed with a powerful 152 mm howitzer that fired explosive ammunition, but it was soon

towards the sides and not towards the tank itself. But the main change was the new,

discovered that it had too many deficiencies to successfully do battle during the Second

lowered dome-shaped turret, whose inclination and rounded shape increased its

World War.

protection far beyond the standards for the time.

Its 54 tons in weight made it an excessively slow tank and its high profile turret was too

The first prototype was manufactured in 1945 but the only participation of this tank in the

easy a target for enemy guns. In addition, its production costs were extremely high. For

Second World War took place in Berlin on September 7, at the allied victory parade. Unconfirmed reports indicated that a regiment

this reason, only 250 units were manufactured.

of IS-3s was deployed to Manchuria against the Japanese. In any case, in spite of having participated in few real operations, the IS-3's
hull configuration and turret greatly influenced subsequent Soviet tanks, such as the T-55, and its influence can still be seen in
the modern T-72 and T-90.

The KV-2 was useful in the role for which it was designed: transportation of a heavy 152
mm howitzer that could fire highly explosive projectiles to long distances. The parabolic
trajectory of its firings allowed it to bombard fixed enemy defenses from covered

The IS-3 had the same 122 mm gun as the IS-2, a model which was problematic due to its low ammunition supply and long reload

positions, whilst its heavy armor was more than adequate for withstanding attacks from

times. However, the tank only had one coaxial machine gun and one heavy machine gun mounted on the commander's cupola, which

light tanks and other incursion vehicles. The reload time of the howitzer was very high,

allowed him to open fire in any direction. This meant that the IS-3 was more useful in heavy tank destroying tasks than in support tasks

therefore it was of vital importance not to miss any shots.

against enemy infantry.
In spite of its great advantages, the IS-3 was not invulnerable. The high velocity guns mounted on the German Tiger II heavy tanks
and the Japanese Chi-RI, or the large tank destroyers such as the Jagdpanther, the Elefant or the Ho-RI, could penetrate its front armor
at medium distances in combat. Other enemy weapons had to be satisfied with hitting the sides of the hull or limiting themselves
to destroying its tracks, keeping the IS-3 busy.

Inventory:

17x

Inventory:

12x

5x

1.000x

1.120x

1x

37x

2.270x

1x

V 20

D 4 S 9

48

Army of Soviet Union: Transport and logistics

Combat guide

Transport and logistics

49
ZiS-5 (transport) Supply truck
M 50 C 5

M-72 Motorcycle
M 60 C 5

V 45

D 2 S 1

V 36

D 2 S 10 Y

Transported ammunition and supplies for the infantry troops.

G 1x DS-39
Inventory:

Inventory:

850x

5.000x
GAZ-67B Car
M 110 C 7.5

V 45

2.000x

10x

20x

10x

10x

15x

ZiS-5 (supplies) Supply truck
M 150 C 5

D 3 S -

G 1x DS-39

500x

1x

V 36

D 2 S - Y

Transported supplies for the infantry, as well as ammunition
for all types of gun and large weapons used
by the Soviet Army. It also carried additional Jerry cans

Inventory:

of fuel.

1.850x

Inventory:

5.000x

M3A1 Armored half track
M 125 C 5

V 35

D 2 S 8 Y

2.000x

100x

500x

10x

20x

10x

10x

30x

2x

Ammunition for all types of weapon and gun used by the Soviet Army

Armor:

1 8 2 8 3 8

ZiS-5 (engineers) Supply truck
M 250 C 5

G 1x calibre .50
Thanks to the "Lend-Lease" programme, the allied armies (mainly the United Kingdom, Soviet Union,

Transported supplies for the installation of defensive

France and China) had access to American vehicles, weapons and supplies during the Second

elements, as well as mines and spare fuel.

V 36

World War. The M3A1 is an example of the success obtained by the programme, as it was one
of the vehicles most used by allied troops.

Inventory:

3.600x

Inventory:

24x

12x

12x

12x

1x

14x

24x

24x

30x

20x

2x

5x

D 2 S -Y

50

Army of Soviet Union: Special attacks

Special attacks
For the motherland!
M -
C -

Only available in Historic Battle

Deploys a numerous contingent of infantry from your rearguard, which will advance over the map, attacking the enemy on the front line.
These units are not under your control, but you can take advantage of the confusion generated in order to penetrate the open hollows
in the enemy lines.

Charge!
M 3 C 52.5

a

The Soviet Union has an almost unlimited supply of soldiers on the battle front. This support option deploys a large group of 20 line
soldiers and a Maxim machine gun for assaulting enemy lines or holding a position at all cost.

Assault troops
M 6 C 70

a

The combined weapons tactics encompass different sections of the army to achieve their complementary effects. In this way,
the infantry operates alongside tanks, taking advantage of their cover while firing against groups of enemy anti-tank soldiers. This
option deploys two T-34/85 tanks and an assault infantry squad which accompanies them in order to exceed their opponents in number
and tactically.


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