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    Looking to find out how many of these were used on the final offensive in the east,(Seelow Heights) with the Russians. I know they had thousands of guns, but how many "Stalin Organs" did they have for this encounter? And, what was the encounter where they used the most of them, and if so how many?

    Also, as far as numbers, any way to know what sizes they were using? What mm? Like 82mm or the larger variety 122?

    Thanks.
    ...Its one of our V-8's...Pursuit Special on methane, super hot!

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    I don't like 122's
    "Ask not what your country can do for you"

    Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

    you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Hetzer 15 View Post
      Looking to find out how many of these were used on the final offensive in the east,(Seelow Heights) with the Russians. I know they had thousands of guns, but how many "Stalin Organs" did they have for this encounter? And, what was the encounter where they used the most of them, and if so how many?

      Also, as far as numbers, any way to know what sizes they were using? What mm? Like 82mm or the larger variety 122?

      Thanks.
      Think you meant the 132mm.

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      • #4
        Don't know if a completely accurate count by type can be had, but at the beginning of the Berlin Operation the 1st Belorussian Front had a total of 1531 Guards Mortar launchers on hand of all types. The separate units in the Front included 2 Guards Mortar Divisions, 2 Separate Guards Mortar Brigades, and 17 separate Guards Mortar Regiments. There were also Guards Mortar Brigades in each of 8 artillery divisions and Guards Mortar battalions in each of 2 mechanized and 5 tank corps in the Front.

        1st Ukrainian Front, not all of which was directly involved in the Berlin Direction, had 917 Guards Mortar launchers, in 1 Guards Mortar Division, 1 separate Guards Mortar Brigade, 8 separate Guards Mortar Regiments, brigades in 7 artillery divisions, and separate battalions in each of 4 mechanized and 8 tank corps.
        Only the separate battalions and the regiments would be largely BM-8 and BM-13 (82mm and 132mm rockets). The Brigades, Divisions and the brigades in the Artillery Divisions would be the larger 300mm heavy mortars (rockets)

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          Thanks, much...
          ...Its one of our V-8's...Pursuit Special on methane, super hot!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Sharposhnikov View Post
            Only the separate battalions and the regiments would be largely BM-8 and BM-13 (82mm and 132mm rockets).
            Mostly BM-13

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            • #7
              On 1 May 1945 the number of rocket launchers in the Soviet Army was as follows:
              BM-8 364
              BM-13 2527
              BM-31/12 1047
              M-31 frames 2771
              That must give some idea of proportions between different types.

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