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    Post  archangelski on Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:27 pm

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    Post  KiloGolf on Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:40 pm

    Great vid

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    Post  archangelski on Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:31 am

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    Post  KiloGolf on Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:03 pm

    archangelski wrote:Great Patriotic War  (USSR in World War II) - Page 9 AMEiyNL

    That was a great little plane that the Soviets loved!
    The photos are quite telling on the contribution of Allied kit in helping the USSR sustaining itself during 1941 and 1942.
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    Post  archangelski on Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:41 pm

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    Post  GarryB on Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:38 am


    That was a great little plane that the Soviets loved!
    The photos are quite telling on the contribution of Allied kit in helping the USSR sustaining itself during 1941 and 1942.

    The Soviets did like the Aircobra but they used it as an air to air interceptor and not a ground attack aircraft like the west thought they did.

    Most of the material supplied in 41-42 was second rate cast offs... the Russians got British Aircobras because the British didn't want them.

    Of course anything is better than nothing but claiming it helped win the war is a joke.

    BTW it is amusing as the pilots that had the best kill records in American planes in the European theatre were Soviet pilots in Aircobras.
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    Post  Odin of Ossetia on Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:35 pm

    GarryB wrote:

    That was a great little plane that the Soviets loved!
    The photos are quite telling on the contribution of Allied kit in helping the USSR sustaining itself during 1941 and 1942.

    The Soviets did like the Aircobra but they used it as an air to air interceptor and not a ground attack aircraft like the west thought they did.

    Most of the material supplied in 41-42 was second rate cast offs... the Russians got British Aircobras because the British didn't want them.

    Of course anything is better than nothing but claiming it helped win the war is a joke.

    BTW it is amusing as the pilots that had the best kill records in American planes in the European theatre were Soviet pilots in Aircobras.


    I find it curious that often the same persons who claim that the Lend-Lease had some sort of "miraculous" impact on the Eastern Front often downplay the role of the resistance movements in the winning of the Second World War.

    So the Lend-Lease had a huge impact but the efforts of the partisans and other members of the resistance movements did not?

    So why did German troops on the Eastern Front did not receive their Christmas of 1943 gifts until May of 1944? You can read about it in an English-language Western book about the Luftwaffe Field Divisions. Allied aerial bombings? I doubt it, since there were very few of these carried out over Poland and the occupied part of the Soviet Union. Some of these delays could have been actually caused by the Soviet air attacks, but most certainly not all.



    You can check some related links on this matter:


    Polish Partisans

    http://michalw.narod.ru/index-ZiemiLubelskiej.html

    http://michalw.narod.ru/index-SynowieMazowsza.html

    http://michalw.narod.ru/index-ZiemiKieleckiej.html

    http://michalw.narod.ru/index-GL.html

    http://michalw.narod.ru/index-GL42.html

    http://michalw.narod.ru/index-Rablow.html



    Soviet Partisan "Railway Aces"

    http://www.wio.ru/galgrnd/podryvnk.htm


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    Post  George1 on Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:05 pm

    TASS remembers the largest tank battle in history.

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    Post  starman on Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:00 pm

    George1 wrote:TASS remembers the largest tank battle in history.

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    In recent years, revisionist works have challenged the standard narrative. IIRC Nipe determined, from records at the National Archives, that Prokhorovka involved only about 300 German tanks, which destroyed 650 Soviet tanks while losing only 70. The offensive was called off because of Soviet attacks elsewhere (Mius?) and the allied landing in Sicily, not because of Prokhorovka.
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    Post  GarryB on Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:57 am

    Well a simple thing called terrain means you can't have a battle where 2,000 tanks face off against 2,000 tanks.

    The offensive was called off at Kursk because the Soviets stopped its forward progress and they (the Germans) had already committed more than 100% of their capacity there... they even delayed the start so other vehicles could be made available for the attack which still was stopped and pushed back.

    The Soviets took the territory and therefore could reclaim and restore armour that was recovered from the battlefield, and the germans had little choice but to retreat, knowing their time was up because it was the first time they had been defeated in a summer offensive with full preparation and no excuses like Hitler screwed it up for us, or it was a little bit cold...

    In the air the Soviet air force was also asserting itself with new aircraft like the La-5FN at least as good as any German equivalent turning the tide...

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