The Polish Military Museum - Page 3
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Polish military equipment (1900-1921).
Uniforms of the Polish Legions (Polish armed forces created in August of 1914 in Galicia).
Polish uniforms from the Silesian Uprisings
Vickers machine gun (7.7mm).
Next time I will post some WWII uniforms, weapons .etc pictures.
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Polish military equipment (1939-1945).
From the left: Uniform of the Polish Podhale Rifles - mountain infantry and General of a brigade uniform.
Polish wz.36 anti-tank gun (Swedish Bofors 37mm produced in Poland on licence).
75mm Schneider Field Gun
Different types of rifles used by Polish Army during the war eg:
Mauser 7.92mm wz.98 (made in Poland), Lee-Enfield 7.69mm, Mosin 7,62mm.
In the background Ckm wz.30 (Polish-made clone of the American Browning M1917 heavy machine gun) and 7.92mm light machine gun wz.15 (Polish version of French Chauchat).
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German "Enigma" machine Type M4 (used by kriegsmarine).
"Enigma" machine Type M4 (kriegsmarine) and commercial Enigma.
Polish wz.35 (7.92mm) anti-tank rifle
Polish ORP Grom (Thunder) destroyer model
In the background Ckm wz.30 (Polish-made clone of the American Browning M1917 heavy machine gun) and Maxim wz. 08 machine gun.
Polish helmets and other gear
Equipment taken of from Polish destroyer ORP “Piorun” (Thunderbolt).
On 13th-15th March 1941, Piorun took part in the defence of Clydebank against Luftwaffe air raids, as he happened to be undergoing repairs in John Brown's shipyard. Many people remembered that he put up a terrific barrage on the first night, which may have caused the shipyard to get off comparatively lightly. A memorial to the crew of the ship was later erected in Clydebank.
In May 1941 he was escorting convoy WS-8B, along with four Royal Navy destroyers, when they were ordered to leave the convoy to take part in the pursuit of the German battleship Bismarck. Piorun took part, along with the British destroyers, in the shadowing of and torpedo attacks on the Bismarck the night before she was sunk, and at one point Piorun had an exchange of fire for half an hour. According to one report Plawski (captain) transmitted the message "I am a Pole" before commencing fire on the Bismarck. Piorun was very low on fuel, so he was ordered home before the Bismarck was sunk.
Bren light machine gun (7.69mm) and Boys .55mm anti-tank rifle
Last edited by Venom PL; October 29th, 2006 at 14:31..
|October 29th, 2006||#27|
This is the last par of my photos from Polish Military Museum. I hope you enjoyed watching them.
Polish equipment in North Africa 1941-1942 (on the left) and in the USSR (on the right). We may see: Thompson M1928M1 (11,43mm) machine gun.
Polish equipment during the fights in Italy (1943-1945).
Polish Armed Forces in the USSR. From the left we may see: PPSh-41 Submachine gun, TT-33 (7,62mm) pistol, DP (7,52mm) light machine gun, Mosin 7,62mm and SVT40 semi-automatic rifle.
From the left: Vickers Mk.I machine gun, Browning M1919A4 machine gun, German Panzerfaust 100, British PIAT, The Ordnance SBML 2-inch Mortar and MG-42 machine gun.
German Panzerfaust 100 anti-tank weapon
German MG-42 machine gun
German MP-40 submachine gun
German Goliath tracked mine
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German MG-34 machine gun
British PIAT anti-tank weapon
German MG-42 machine gun and model 24 hand grenades.
Polish insurgents (Home Army) uniforms.
Polish insurgents (Home Army) uniforms. On the right we may see Polish made "Błyskawica" submachine gun.
The Błyskawica was a submachine gun produced by the Armia Krajowa, or Home Army, a Polish resistance movement fighting the Germans in occupied Poland. A successful construction, it was most probably the only weapon designed and mass produced covertly in occupied Europe.
German MP-40 submachine gun and French MAS-38 submachine gun
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Polish insurgent uniform and PPSh-41 submachine gun
Sten Mk.II submachine gun
MG-42 and remains of other MG's
From the top: Polish VIS wz.35 (9mm) pistol, American Colt M1911 (11,43mm) and Spanish Star (9mm).
Different types of Polish “Błyskawica” submachine guns
Polish banner - words in the middle means (Bóg, Honor, Ojczyzna) - God, Honor, Fatherland.
"Poland First To Fight" poster
|October 29th, 2006||#30|
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