MP 38 and 40 used by the Finnish troops

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MP 38 and 40 used by the Finnish troops

Post by Mangrove » 21 Feb 2014 10:54

SA 111374: Helsinki, 16 October 1942.

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SA 115532, 115546: Mikkeli, 1942?

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SA 156029: Ihantala, 13 July 1944.

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Re: MP 38 and 40 used by the Finnish troops

Post by Lotvonen » 21 Feb 2014 12:51

Methinks MP38 or MP40 were standard accessoires in StuG:s ?

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Re: MP 38 and 40 used by the Finnish troops

Post by JTV » 21 Feb 2014 15:26

Lotvonen wrote:Methinks MP38 or MP40 were standard accessoires in StuG:s ?
+ PzKw IVJ tanks and some soft vehicles. None of these submachine guns were acquired separately. The total number of MP-38 and MP-40 in use of Finnish military was around 150 - 160 weapons.

What is known suggests that it may have been very rare for even this limited number of submachine guns to see actual combat use. They were probably removed from most vehicles before the vehicles were issued in Finland. Wartime photos showing these in actual use are extremely rare - SA-photo 156029 that Mangrove posted and the previous photo (156028) are the only ones I have heard of.

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Re: MP 38 and 40 used by the Finnish troops

Post by Juha Tompuri » 21 Feb 2014 19:16

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One of the Hitler to Mannerheim donated Steyr 1500A Kommandeurwagens
Mikkeli 1942.07.24
SA-photos 98877 and 98878

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Re: MP 38 and 40 used by the Finnish troops

Post by Mangrove » 17 Oct 2014 08:03

Unknown Finnish Defence Forces' photograph spotted from another forum; supposedly taken in 1941. The Finnish officer on the right can be seen holding a MP 38/40.

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Re: MP 38 and 40 used by the Finnish troops

Post by StefanSiverud » 18 Oct 2014 20:59

Mangrove wrote:Unknown Finnish Defence Forces' photograph spotted from another forum; supposedly taken in 1941. The Finnish officer on the right can be seen holding a MP 38/40.

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Can't see the photo.

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Re: MP 38 and 40 used by the Finnish troops

Post by Steve Wilcox » 18 Oct 2014 22:08

Can't see the photo.
Here's a link to his picture:
http://i2.guns.ru/forums/icons/forum_pi ... 731785.jpg

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Re: MP 38 and 40 used by the Finnish troops

Post by CF Geust » 19 Oct 2014 07:08

Steve Wilcox wrote:
Can't see the photo.
Here's a link to his picture:
http://i2.guns.ru/forums/icons/forum_pi ... 731785.jpg
This link gives only this answer:

"403 Forbidden" !

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Re: MP 38 and 40 used by the Finnish troops

Post by Mangrove » 19 Oct 2014 07:33

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Re: MP 38 and 40 used by the Finnish troops

Post by StefanSiverud » 19 Oct 2014 15:19

That works better, thanks!

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Re: MP 38 and 40 used by the Finnish troops

Post by Esa Muikku » 19 Oct 2014 19:38

Mangrove: What is the SA-photo ID number for that one you posted?

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Re: MP 38 and 40 used by the Finnish troops

Post by Steve Wilcox » 19 Oct 2014 21:16

CF Geust wrote:
Steve Wilcox wrote:
Can't see the photo.
Here's a link to his picture:
http://i2.guns.ru/forums/icons/forum_pi ... 731785.jpg
This link gives only this answer:

"403 Forbidden" !
Weird, it worked for me yesterday and today I get the same message you get!

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Re: MP 38 and 40 used by the Finnish troops

Post by Juha Tompuri » 19 Oct 2014 21:43

Esa Muikku wrote:Mangrove: What is the SA-photo ID number for that one you posted?
37261 and also 37260 show the weapon.

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Re: MP 38 and 40 used by the Finnish troops

Post by Mangrove » 26 Nov 2020 21:05

According to original patrol report, a "German SMG" is mentioned to have been carried by Sergeant U. Perkko during a patrol by 1./Er.P 4 and 4./Er.P 4 towards Juoni (Yonsky/Енский, near Kantalahti/Kandalaksha/Кандала́кша) between 1 and 6 October 1943. Perkko operated m/10 "kyynel" radio during the patrol. However, the report also mentions the patrol only carried drum magazines.

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