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WW2 weapons at exhibition in Museum of Artillery


Arms deployed by the Russian Army and the Allied powers’ troops are showcased.

An exhibition titled ‘Weapons of the Great Victory’ is opening on the Defender of the Fatherland Day’s eve in the Museum of Artillery, Engineers and Signal Corps in St. Petersburg. The largest section of the exhibition showcases arms deployed by the Russian Army and the Allied powers’ troops, a spokesperson for the museum told Saint-Petersburg TV Channel.

Visitors will be able to see the submachine gun developed by Georgy Shpagin (PPSh), which was mass produced during the Second World War due to its simple and reliable resign. Also, the submachine gun designed by Alexey Sudaev (PPS), which was recognized as the WW2 best submachine gun, is on display.

The Red Army also used weapons developed long before the Second World War started, like Winchester Model 1895 rifles that were supplied to Russia during the First World War for the Tsar’s Army.

Other items on display are Colt and Browning pistols and revolvers, Thompson submachine guns, and rarely exhibited Ross rifles and Berthier cavalry carbines.

Photo and video: St. Petersburg TV channel