List of World War II weapons of Poland

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Polish Armament in 1939-45 article is a list of equipment used by Polish army before and during the Invasion of Poland, foreign service in British Commonwealth forces and last campaign to Germany with the Red Army in 1945.[1]

Contents

Aircraft[edit]

Oldest aircraft[edit]

Local designs[edit]

Armament and other equipment on combat aircraft[edit]

Foreign aircraft[edit]

Aircraft in use by Polish Air Force in France (1939-1940)[edit]

Aircraft in use by Polish Air Force in Great Britain (1940-1947)[edit]

Aircraft in use by Polish Air Force in Soviet Union (1943-1945)[edit]

Tanks, armored cars and other military vehicles[edit]

Tankettes/light tanks[edit]

Medium tanks[edit]

Self-propelled vehicles/Tank destroyers[edit]

Heavy tanks[edit]

  • 20/25TP Heavy tank (never entered production)
  • Polish/Soviet JS-2 (IS-2)

Tank and armored car armaments[edit]

Captured German/Italian vehicles[edit]

Armored cars, motorcycles, trucks, half-tracks, jeeps[edit]

Armored trains and annex equipment[edit]

  • FT17 Rail Transporter
  • TK Rail Transporter
  • "Drezyna Pancerno Motorowa R"(TK And FT Rail Transporter)
  • nr 11 "Danuta"
  • nr 12 "Poznańczyk"
  • nr 13 "Generał Sosnkowski"
  • nr 14 "Paderewski"
  • nr 15 "Śmierć"
  • nr 51 "Pierwszy Marszałek"
  • nr 52 "Piłsudczyk"
  • nr 53 "Śmiały"
  • nr 54 "Groźny"
  • nr 55 "Bartosz Głowacki"
  • Training armoured trains:
  • "Zagończyk"
  • "Stefan Czarniecki"

Improvised armoured trains[edit]

  • Two of Warsaw Defence Command (Dowództwo Obrony Warszawy):
    • "nr 1"
    • "nr 2"

Light and heavy infantry armaments[edit]

Anti-aircraft guns, anti-tank guns and artillery pieces[edit]

  • M-14/19 10.0 cm Artillery Cannon
  • vz 26 7.5 cm Artillery Cannon
  • M-97 7.5 cm Artillery Cannon
  • M-29 10.5 cm Artillery Cannon
  • M-17 15.5 cm Heavy Artillery Cannon
  • Bofors 4.0 cm Antiaircraft Cannon
  • Bofors 37 mm AT Cannon
  • Mortar M 31 (8 cm) -licence built French mortar M 27/31 Brandt
  • Mortar M 36 (4.6 cm)

Rifles, pistols, machine guns, and infantry weapons[edit]

Weapons in use by Polish volunteers in foreign armies[edit]

Naval weapons[edit]

Surface vessels, submarines and other ships[edit]

Coastal artillery defenses[edit]

  • Laskowski 152 mm Coastal cannon
  • "Smok Kaszubski" Improvised Armored train
  • Armored Train (unknown name)

Armaments sea vessels[edit]

Destroyers Blyskawica & Grom[edit]

  • 120 mm/50 Cannon (3x2,1x1)X 7
  • 40 mm Anti-aircraft Cannon (2x2) x 4
  • 13.2 mm Heavy Machine Guns (4x2) x 6
  • 550 mm Torpedo launchers (2x3) x 6
  • Minelayer device x 44 naval engineers

Destroyers Burza & Wicher[edit]

  • 130 mm/40 cannon (4x1) x4
  • 40 mm/60 anti-aircraft cannon (2x1) x2
  • 13.2 mm heavy machine guns (2x2) x 4
  • 550 mm torpedo launchers (2x3) x6
  • Minelayer device x 44 naval mines

Minelayer Gryf[edit]

  • 120 mm/50 cannon (2x2,2x1) x6
  • 40 mm/60 anti-aircraft cannon (2x2) x4
  • 13.2 mm heavy machine guns (2x2) x 4
  • capacity to transport 600 sea mines

Submarines Orzeł & Sęp[edit]

  • 550 mm torpedo launchers x 12 (4 in nose, 4 in stern, also 2 double mounts over pressure hull)
  • 20 torpedoes
  • 105 mm/4 cannon x1
  • 40 mm/60 anti-aircraft cannon (1x2) x2
  • 13.2 mm heavy machine guns (1x2) x2

Submarines Wilk, Ryś, Żbik[edit]

  • 550 mm torpedo launchers x6 (4 in nose and one double mount over pressure hull)
  • 10 torpedoes
  • 100 mm/40 cannon x1
  • 40 mm/40 anti-aircraft cannon X1
  • Minelaying capacity for 40 naval mines

River boats weapons[edit]

Polish River Fleet

Monitor Kraków[edit]

  • 122 mm Cannon (x2)
  • 145 mm (3 cm) cannon (x2)

Monitor Pińsk[edit]

  • 105 mm (5 cm) cannon (x2)
  • 75 mm (4 cm) cannon (x3)
  • 7.62 mm MG (x3)

Monitor Wilno[edit]

  • 100mm wz 1914/19P (3 cm) cannon (x3)
  • 75 mm (3 cm) cannon (x2)

Monitor Toruń[edit]

  • 105 mm (5 cm) cannon (x2)
  • 75 mm (4 cm) cannon (x3)
  • 7.62 mm MG (x3)

Monitor Horodyszcze[edit]

  • 105 mm (5 cm) cannon (x2)
  • 75 mm (4 cm) cannon (x3)
  • 7.62 mm MG (x3)

Monitor Warszawa[edit]

  • 105 mm (5 cm) cannon (x2)
  • 75 mm (4 cm) cannon (x3)
  • 7.62 mm MG (x3)

Gunboat Zaradna[edit]

  • 100 mm wz.14/19 cannon (x1)
  • 37 mm Puteaux cannon (x1)
  • 7.92 mm Hotchkiss cannon (x1)
  • 7.62 mm Maxim heavy machine guns (x3)

Gunboat Zawzięta[edit]

  • 100 mm wz.14/19 cannon (x1)
  • 37 mm Puteaux cannon (x1)
  • 7.92 mm Hotchkiss cannon (x1)
  • 7.62 mm Maxim heavy machine guns (x3)

Light gunboat Kiliński[edit]

  • 7.92 mm (2 cm) Maxim 03 heavy machine gun (x1)

Light gunboat KU 30[edit]

  • 13.2 mm (2 cm) Hotchkiss 03 heavy machine gun

Fast gunboats KU 21-KU 24[edit]

  • 37 mm Puteaux wz. 85 cannon (x1)
  • 7.9 mm (1 cm) Maxim 08 heavy machine gun (x1)

Fast gunboats KU 16-KU 19[edit]

  • 37 mm Puteaux wz. 85 cannon (x1)
  • 7.9 mm (1 cm) Maxim 08 heavy machine gun (x1)

Little gunboat KM 8[edit]

  • 8 mm cannon
  • 2.1 cm mortar

Little gunboat KU 6[edit]

  • 37 mm (1 cm) cannon

Little gunboat KU 5[edit]

  • 37 mm (1 cm) cannon

Rapid gunboat type T1[edit]

  • 37 mm Puteaux (1 cm) cannon
  • 4 mines

Rapid gunboat type T5[edit]

  • 37 mm Puteaux (1 cm) cannon
  • 4 mines

Command boat Generał Sikorski[edit]

  • 13.2 mm (2 cm) cannon
  • 7.92 mm (4 cm) cannon
  • 2 cm mortars Hotchkiss wz 30, (x2)

Command boat Hetman Chodkiewicz[edit]

  • 76 mm (4 cm) cannon (x1)
  • 75 mm (4 cm) cannon (x1)
  • 7.92 mm cannon (x1)
  • Mines
  • 13.2 mm cannon (x2)
  • 7.92 mm cannon (x1)

Command boat Generał Szeptycki[edit]

  • 75 mm cannon (x2)
  • 7.92 mm (4 cm) cannon
  • Mines

Command boat Admirał Dickman[edit]

  • 13.2 mm (2 cm) cannon
  • 7.92 mm (2 cm) cannon

Command boat Andrzej Zamoyski[edit]

  • 105 mm Cannon (x2)

Command boat Warneńczyk[edit]

  • 4 heavy machine guns

Little command boat Żółkiewski[edit]

  • 7.92 mm (2 cm) cannon

Heavy patrol boat Nieuchwytny[edit]

  • 40 mm Vickers cannon (x1)
  • 40 mm Bofors anti-aircraft cannon
  • 37 mm Puteaux cannon
  • 7.9 mm (1 cm) Hotchkiss heavy machine guns

Support boat Neptun[edit]

  • 37 mm (1 cm) cannon

River boat local project[edit]

Type I Fast Monitor[edit]

  • 120 mm (4 cm) cannon
  • 75 mm (4 cm) cannon
  • 2 cm mortars (x4)

Type MC Monitor[edit]

  • 105 mm (6 cm) cannon (x2)
  • 13.2 mm heavy machine gun

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Williams, Anthony G.; Dr Emmanuel Gustin (2003). Flying Guns World War II, Development of aircraft guns, ammunition and installations 1933-45 (1st ed.). Ramsbury. ISBN 978-1-84037-227-4 – via Google Books, snippet.