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The ultimate thread of rare photos with rare/captured stuff.

Marsalkka Mahtimeisseli

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Pictures of the Soviet T-27 tankettes captured by Finns during the Continuation War, with translated captions. I hope the pictures aren't too big to bother:

SA picture 24392:

Russian tanks.
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kapulA

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This was actually a pretty common practice in the Yugoslav partisans. It was actually seen as a morale booster by the higher brass, that promoted the aggressive spirit of the fighters, inasmuch as everybody got to keep any equipment they personally captured (with the exception of the venerated MG-34/42s which were always in high demand by the heavy MG-lacking partisans, and probably 'officer' equipment, like maps, binos etc).
Also, the capture of the aforementioned MGs was so highly valued that the individual responsible might well receive a medal for the deed, and conversely a court-marshal or some other punishment for abandoning one in the field.
 

morticore

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Exposition of weapons captured by Francoists in Spanish Civil War, HMGs from the left:

- French St Entienne Mle 1907
- American Browning 1917
- it's unlicenced but legal* Polish copy, the ckm wz. 30
- French Hotchkiss Mle 1914
Poland sold to Republican forces about 1700 of these machine guns.

* complicated story :D
 

morticore

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Waffen-SS troops are burning Jewish district of Warsaw in April 1943.
One soldierarmed with MP 28, two more with MP 41s and probably KP-31 Suomi on the left. The tall man in a hat is SS-Gruppenfuhrer Jurgen Stroop, commander of extermination action. He was hanged for crimes against humanity in 1952.
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Thank you, azz777 and Marsalkka Mahtimeisseli
 
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Marsalkka Mahtimeisseli

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I think that's a Suomi M/31. I don't see the cocking handle on the side of the receiver (as in PPD), but I think I can see it on the back end (as in Suomi).
 

Twrecks

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20 mm cannon FLAK38, being used as a heavy machine gun:


76.2 mm cannon F-22USV, reworked by the Germans in FK39, used by American gunners in France:


Men of the 27th Infantry Division attempting to tow off a captured T-34:


Soviet heavy tank IS-2, captured by the Germans. On the tower inscription in German: "Designed for OKW":