Russian Body Armor in 1943

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Jhaxavier

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Lol, one of them is completley in russian so I don't understand jack of it, but the others are interesting nonetheless.

Thanks partizan :D
 

Bolt

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In the steppes of Crimea
Shisbr were highly trained assault infantry, specially designed to assault and defeat Germans in heavily fortified areas. They were using lots of captured panzerfausts for that purpose, they even made some "frame", where one could load several pfausts and fire them at one time (just like small Katyusha). They also used body armour, but not everytime - when they had to fight in urban areas, they did use it, but when they were assaulting, let's say, machine gun nest in the open field, they prefered to go without it.
Also, I remember reading (and the video told the same) that one soldier while fighting in trenches met German officer who shot all his pistol clip right in the chest and was horrified to see that the man is not only alive, but in few moments will crush his scull with the butt of his smg.
 

Jhaxavier

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Could anyone tell me of any notable battles these ShISBR fought in? So far (from what babelfish has translated of the russian page) I only know for sure that they fought in Smolensk (hill 233,3) and Danzig...anywhere else?
 

Bolt

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In the steppes of Crimea
Штурмовые бригады инженерных войск участвовали во взятии почти всех германских, польских и венгерских городов.

Which means that assault brigades of engineer troops participated almost in every battle for German, Polish and Hungarian towns.

Also, I just accidently found out that that body armour weighted ~12 kg.
 

Jhaxavier

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From what I heard the armor was highly effective up to the 9mm parabellum rounds from the MP40 and the german pistols (they bounced right off). I don't know it's effectiveness against 8mm mauser and other rifle rounds though :confused:
 

FatPartizan

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). I don't know it's effectiveness against 8mm mauser and other rifle rounds though

9mm para . 100 m or 50 m or 25 m ? I do not know. Everywhere different data.
8mm mauser and other rifle - Absolutely not effectively.
 

Nebfer

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From what I know it was a 2.5mm plate of Steal and was capable of stoping a 9x19mm parabelum at 100m.