List of Bulgarian military equipment of World War II

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The following is a list of Bulgarian military equipment of World War II which includes artillery, vehicles and vessels. World War II was a global war that was under way by 1939 and ended in 1945. Bulgaria was neutral country until 1 March 1941. Then it allied with Axis Powers until 9 September 1944 and then it aligned with allies for the rest of war.

Knives and bayonets[edit]

Small arms[edit]


Automatic pistols and submachine guns[edit]


Grenades and grenade launchers[edit]

  • Bulgarian defensive hand stick grenade
  • Bulgarian offensive hand stick grenade (Model 24 grenade license-built in Kazanlak)[2]
  • Illegally produced grenades

Recoilless rifles[edit]


Machine guns[edit]

Infantry and dual-purpose machine guns[edit]

Vehicle and aircraft machine guns[edit]


Infantry mortars[edit]

Heavy mortars & rocket launchers[edit]

Field artillery[edit]

Fortress and siege guns[edit]

Anti-tank guns[edit]

Anti-tank weapons (besides anti-tank guns)[edit]

Anti-aircraft weapons[edit]

Light anti-aircraft guns[edit]

Heavy anti-aircraft guns[edit]




Self-propelled guns[edit]



Armored cars[edit]

Engineering and command[edit]


Passenger cars[edit]


Tractors & prime movers[edit]

Miscellaneous vehicles[edit]

  • Stoewer R200 Spezial 40 - 10[10]

Navy ships and war vessels[edit]

  • Gunboat "Dorostor"
  • 3 of 56-ton No. 1 German-built torpedo boats, "Varna", "Rila" and unknown vessel commissioned in July 1941[11]
  • 6 of 97-ton Drazki-class patrol boats
  • 2 of 77-ton French-built patrol boats, "Belomorets" and "Chernomorets"
  • 2 of 41-ton Minyor-class US-built patrol boats, "Kapitan-leytenant K. Minkov" and "Vzriv" (from 1921)
  • 4 of 31-ton No. 4 Dutch-built torpedo boats (6 captured by Germans)[12]
  • 10 of 30-ton Yugoslavia-built Granichar-class motor launches on Lake Ohrid[13]
  • 14 Bulgarian-built MFP-class landing ships[14]
  • 19 auxiliary vessels, including minesweepers, minelayers, tugs, training ships, barges and ferries
  • 38 F-boats (June 1941)[15]
  • List of ships of the Second World War

Also, Bulgaria had a 14 merchant ships, one of which ("Rodina") was sunk near Burgas 19 September 1941[16]



Missiles & bombs[edit]

Nercter 54[citation needed]

Cartridges and shells[edit]

Tuplolev 32 shells-334455 of them

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


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  2. ^ "Original WWII German model Hand Stick Grenade INERT, 1943". Archived from the original on 2016-10-13. Retrieved 2016-09-15.
  3. ^ Агоп Казазян. Противотанковите пушки в българската войска // "Военноисторически сборник", кн. 2, 2005, с. 52-53
  4. ^ История на Българите: Военна история на българите от древността до наши дни. София, Знание, 2007. page 507
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  8. ^ a b c Музей боевой славы в Ямболе или «четвёрки» и «штуги» в Болгарии // «Техника и вооружение», № 4, 2014. стр.41-47
  9. ^ Армии стран Варшавского договора. (справочник) / А. Д. Вербицкий и др. М., Воениздат, 1985. стр.38-57
  10. ^ Kaloyan Matev. The Armoured Forces of the Bulgarian Army 1936-45: Operations, Vehicles, Equipment, Organisation, Camouflage & Markings. Helion & Company, 2015
  11. ^ NO1 motor torpedo boats (1939, 1939/1941-1945) Archived 2016-09-23 at the Wayback Machine[self-published source]
  12. ^ NO1 motor torpedo boats (1940/1941, 1943) Archived 2016-09-23 at the Wayback Machine[self-published source]
  13. ^ GRANICHAR river motor launches (1930/1944) Archived 2016-09-23 at the Wayback Machine[self-published source]
  14. ^ MFP type landing self-propelled barges (1941-1944/1944) Archived 2016-09-23 at the Wayback Machine[self-published source]
  15. ^ Donald A Bertke, Gordon Smith, Don Kindell, "World War II Sea War, Vol 4: Germany Sends Russia to the Allies", p. 20
  16. ^ "Some Wrecks of Note Rodina Shipwreck". Archived from the original on 2016-09-24. Retrieved 2016-09-22.
  17. ^ Avia B.534 // Бипланы, трипланы и гидропланы / гл. ред. Джим Винчестер. М., "АСТ", "Астрель", 2006. стр.28-29
  18. ^ М. Козырев, В. Козырев. Авиация стран оси во Второй мировой войне. М., ЗАО «Центрполиграф», 2007. стр.386
  19. ^ А.И. Харук. Ударная авиация Второй Мировой – штурмовики, бомбардировщики, торпедоносцы. М., «Яуза» - ЭКСМО, 2012. стр.76-79