In keeping with German and Soviet army archival fabric, this e-book offers an perception into the strategies and making plans for wrestle in a wintry weather weather. It additionally reports the mechanisms for switch in a military throughout the process battle.
The first a part of the e-book seems on the tactical pamphlet 'People's Commissar for Defence Order No. 109', as glided by crimson military devices on four March 1941, which supplied laws for wrestle in wintry weather. the second one a part of the ebook, utilizing fabric from the Soviet army files, finds pink military normal employees supplementations to the iciness legislation.
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In the course of move, have infantrymen dismount usually (at least each hour) and lead their horses for 10-15 mins. four. whilst relocating troops via mountains or steppes, continue a gas provide of wooden to cook dinner meals within the basic troop reserve zone. eighty APPENDIX 2 ideas FOR THE CARE AND keep watch over OF cattle IN wintry weather 1. in the course of iciness, to guard horses from wind and snowstorms, build snow partitions round the cattle, and with the assistance ofmaterial stumbled on to hand (branches from trees), hide any protect. provide them plentiful straw. instead for straw, use pine branches and mosses. whilst now not stabled less than guard or whilst in unheated shelters, disguise horses with blankets. while horses are within the chilly for a very long time with none paintings to do, movement them approximately for 15-20 mins each 3 hours. 2. whereas at the march, prior to each relaxation cease and prior to the termination of the mar ch, the horses needs to be led walking for a minimum of one kilometer. eighty one This web page deliberately lefi clean APPENDIX three directions FOR THE wrestle guidance OF INFANTRY guns, MORTARS, ARTILLERY, AMMUNITION, OPTICAL apparatus, TANKS, automobiles AND AKKUS 1. In wintry weather, lubricants make sure the operation of infantry guns right down to minus 30 or 35 levels centigrade. In frost lower than minus 30 levels centigrade, and likewise within the absence of iciness weapon grease, a lubricant for the relocating components of guns within the box is a mix of 20% grease and eighty% petroleum. it really is forbidden to lubr icate the bore with the above blend or to take advantage of it as gun grease. 2. Forbid using alcohol or benzine to oil infantry guns, even if flushed out and fully dry (not greased) . three. The rifle: make sure to grease the firing pin and spring. four. automated self-loading rifles: in frost lower than minus 25 to 30 levels , grease the gasoline regulator on the moment biggest starting. five. computerized pistol: be aware of greasing the claps, journal and discharge; don't over-grease. prior to firing, be completely yes that cartridges circulate within the journal, in particular the 1st, moment and 3rd rounds. 6. Pistol: grease all elements, in order that a skinny layer is still. over the top greasing of the firing pin and its spring reasons misfiring. eighty three APPENDIX three 7. Machine-gun D. P. [Degtyarev Pekhotniy Pulemet or Degtyarev Infantry Machine-gun]: the main widespread explanation for jamming in a machine-gun D. P. is from bad guidance of the journal - thickly oiling or incorrectly reassembling the spring bolt . ahead of placing the journal into the gun, ensure the cartridges stream, specifically the 1st to 3. eight. Machine-gun Maxim: the strain of the retracting spring bolt mustn't ever be lower than 4 kilograms and will (when the mechanism doesn't go back to the previous place) achieve as much as 5 kilograms. whilst firing for lengthy sessions, re-oil the relocating components. Into the casing of the desktop gun, pour a mix of 50% water and 50% glycerin; yet in frost at minus 30 levels to forty levels, use forty% water and 60% glycerin. whilst glycerin is unavailable, make the most of the liquid (new or used), that's hired by means of the artillery for compressors, and undiluted via water; or use a mix of sixty five% water and 35% alcohol (in frost below minus 30 levels centigrade expend to 50% alcohol) .