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Post 14 Apr 2004, 04:02
Everyone knows of the grand exploits of the Red Army in the Patriotic War, but what about the actions of the Red Navy? I would like to know if anyone can tell me of some of the history of the Red Navy after the Kronstadt Revolt throught the Great Patriotic War.
Post 19 Apr 2004, 16:55
just ask away i will see if i can help and give you some info
Post 05 May 2004, 20:40
Tharts war for you...
Post 16 Feb 2006, 02:19
Excellent books on this topic are Requiem to Convoy PQ-17 and Ocean Patrol, both by Valentin Pikul.
Post 16 Feb 2006, 10:59
A Soviet sub sunk a German ship full of refugees, 10.000 killed, the captain became Hero of the Soviet Union, can't remember his name though
Post 16 Feb 2006, 12:26
Over 1.2 million men served in the red navy during WWII, the Soviet naval infantry saw action in almost every major battle including Odessa, Sevastopol, Kerch, Kronschtadta, Leningrad, Rostov, Klin, Stalingrad, Novorossisk then later Baltic and black sea coastal areas and occupation of Sakhalin and Manchuria. And red navy aviation produced aces such as Mikhail Avdeyev, Konstantin Alekseyev, Aleksey Antonenko, Petr Brinko etc. and thew Il-4's from the Baltic fleet also participated in the bombing campaign on Berlin in late 1941.

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M.B. Avdeyev

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Pilots of the Baltic fleet

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Into Sevastopol

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Defending Odessa

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Some dude

http://www.dragonmodelsltd.com/html/70207gun1.html
Soviet Naval infantry action figure.
Post 17 Feb 2006, 00:42
That action figure has the world's first assault rifle.

Also, the red navy infantry did many behind-enemy-lines missions, especially in the Karelia region.
The actual Red Navy was mostly active in the Polar regions, protecting the Allied convoys. The Germans even considered the Red Navy much more of a threat than the Western Allies' escort ships; German submarines didn't surface to finish off a torpedoed Russian ship; German planes often ignored the Western Allies' ships and searched for the Red Navy ships.

BTW, what German ships would have been carrying refugees? Refugees from where? Where was this? To me this sounds a bit like propaganda...
Post 17 Feb 2006, 03:59
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A Soviet sub sunk a German ship full of refugees, 10.000 killed, the captain became Hero of the Soviet Union, can't remember his name though


I found this site about what Dariuz was referring to:

http://www.deepimage.co.uk/wrecks/wilhe ... f_main.htm
Post 17 Feb 2006, 04:58
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That action figure has the world's first assault rifle.


==SVT is no assault rifle, the recoil and noise is so large that it is not funny, world's first assault rifle is the Fedorov 6.5mm.
Post 17 Feb 2006, 05:30
SVT? Snaiperskaya Vintovka Tokareva? Tokarev's Sniper Rifle? It doesn't look like a sniper rifle.

Where have you fired one?
Post 17 Feb 2006, 05:43
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SVT? Snaiperskaya Vintovka Tokareva? Tokarev's Sniper Rifle? It doesn't look like a sniper rifle.


==S actually stands for Samo-zaryadnaya, self-loading,

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Where have you fired one?


==I haven't fired one before, SVT's barrel is 10 cm shorter than that of mosin-nagant's yet they fire the same round so larger recoil and noise was inevitable.
Post 20 Feb 2006, 01:34
Ahhh, Hence the very long multi-baffle brake.
Post 05 Apr 2006, 16:19
A history of Russian and Soviet Sea Power by Donald Mitchell is a good source, and you should be able to track it down via internet booksellers (Macmillan Publishing, 1974).

With so much of her resources devoted to the army, the Red Navy was forced to play a secondary role. It is interesting to note that the Soviets conducted more amphibious operations than any nation except the United States. The Soviet marines were an tough unit. The Red Navy was spread across four sea zones (Arctic, Baltic, Black and Pacific) with the corresponding dilution of what resources were available. The Black Sea fleet, and its riverine flotillas did yeoman work in defeating the Germans.
Post 09 Apr 2006, 23:26
Battleship Marat.

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Post 10 Apr 2006, 03:08
What is the flag on the Marat? It almost looks like the Rising Sun flag of Japan.
Post 10 Apr 2006, 03:16
I think that is the Tsarist Naval Ensign, Red Rebel. She entered service during that era.
Post 10 Apr 2006, 09:54
It's early Soviet Navy flag.
Post 10 Apr 2006, 10:39
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That action figure has the world's first assault rifle.


Wouldn't the world's first assault rifle be the MP43/MP44/StG44?
Post 10 Apr 2006, 12:23
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Wouldn't the world's first assault rifle be the MP43/MP44/StG44?


==It would be Fedorov 6.5mm automatic rifle more precisely.
Post 10 Apr 2006, 12:59
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The legendary Tashent

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Gnevniy

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Storozhevoi
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