Polish armaments 1939-1945

Polish Armament in 1939-45

Aircraft

Oldest aircraft

*SPAD XIII
*Fokker D.VII
*Oeffag D.III
*Ansaldo Balilla
*SPAD VII
*Albatros D.III
*Sopwith Dolphin
*Fokker E.V (D.VIII)
*Bristol F2B Fighter
*Breguet 14
*SVA-9
*Salmson 2A2
*DH-9
*SPAD 61
*Potez XV
*Potez XXV
*Farman Goliath
*Avia BH-33 (PWS-A)
*Schreck FBA-17
*LeO H-13
*H-135
*Latham 43

Local designs

*Lublin R-VIIIbis
*Lublin R-VIIID
*Lublin R-XVIB
*Lublin R-XXII (project)
*Lublin R-XIIIE (prototype)
*Lublin R-XIIIF (prototype)
*Lublin R-XIIIG (prototype)
*Lublin R-XXIII(R-XIIIDr.)(project)
*LWS-3 Mewa
*LWS-7 Mewa 2(project)
*PWS-16
*PWS-18
*PWS-26
*PWS-27 (project)
*PWS-28 (project)
*PWS-29 (project)
*PWS-24bis
*PWS-35 Ogar
*PZL P.7a
*PZL P.11c
*PZL P.11g Kobuz (prototype)
*PZL P.50 Jastrząb (prototype)
*PZL-23A Karaś A
*PZL-23B Karaś B / Karaś II
*PZL-37B Łoś B
*PZL-38 Wilk (prototypes)
*PZL-43 Karaś
*PZL-46 Sum (prototype)
*PZL-48 Lampart (project)
*PZL-49 Miś (project)
*PZL-54 Ryś (project)
*RWD-8
*RWD-13
*RWD-13S
*RDW-14 Czapla
*RWD-17
*RWD-17W (prototype)
*Bartel BM-4a
*Bartel BM-4c
*Bartel BM-4e
*Bartel BM-4f
*Bartel BM-4g
*Bartel BM-4h

Armaments and other equipments aboard combat aircraft

*Aerial Photo cameras (for reconnaissance use)
*Browning 7.9 mm Machine Gun
*Vickers E 7.7 mm Machine Gun
*Vickers F 7.7 mm Machine Gun
*Vickers E/KM Wz 7.7 mm Machine gun
*KM Wz 33 7.7 mm Machine gun
*KM Wz 36 7.7 mm Machine gun
*KM Wz 37 7.9 mm Machine gun
*KM Wz 38 20 mm Cannons
*Oerlikon FF 20 mm Cannon
*40 kg bomb
*50 kg bomb
*600 kg bomb
*700 kg bomb
*1,000 kg bomb
*2,600 kg bomb

Foreign aircraft

*Avro Tutor Mk. I (2 examples)
*Fokker F.VIIb-3m/M (21 examples)
*CANT Z.506B Airone (1 example)
*Breguet Bre XIX B.2

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

*Bloch MB.152
*Caudron C.714 C1 "Cyclone"
*Koolhoven F.K.58
*Morane Saulnier M.S. 406

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

*Hawker Hurricane
*Supermarine Spitfire
*Boulton Paul Defiant
*Bristol Beaufighter
*P-51 Mustang
*Fairey Battle
*Vickers Wellington IC
*DH Mosquito
*B-25 Mitchell
*Avro Lancaster
*Handley Page Halifax
*B-24 Liberator
*British Taylorcraft Auster

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

*Yakovlev Yak-1b
*Yakovlev Yak-9
*Ilyushin Il-2m
*Petlyakov Pe-2
*Shcherbakov Shche-2
*Polikarpov UTI-4 / I-16 UTI
*Polikarpov U-2 / Po-2
*Yakovlev UT-2

Tanks, armored cars and other military vehicles

Tankettes/light tanks

*TK-1
*TK-2
*TK-3
*TK
*wz.31
*TKF
*TKW
*TKD
*TKS-B
*wz.39
*TKS
*wz.33
*French Renault FT-17
*CWS FT-17
*Vickers E Twin Turret
*Vickers E Single Turret
*Vickers E Mark A & B
*VAU33dw
*VAU33jw
*7TPdw ("dwuwieżowy"-twin turret; only two CKMs Browning wz.30)
*7TPjw ("jednowieżowy"-single turret; 37mm Bofors anti-tank gun)
*PZInż.322
*PZInż. 130 amphibious tank
*PZInż. 140(4TP) reconnaissance tank
*Renault R35
*Polish/Soviet T-70

Medium tanks

*10TP wheel & track fast tank (only prototypes)
*14TP Medium tank (only prototypes)
*Hotchkiss H35
*British/Polish Matilda Mk I
*British/Polish Cromwell Cruiser Tank
*Polish/American M4 Sherman
*Polish/Soviet T34/76
*Polish/Soviet T34/85

elf-propelled vehicles/Tank destroyers

*Polish/American T48
*Polish/Soviet SU-57
*Polish/Soviet SU-85
*Polish/Soviet SU-100
*Polish/Soviet ISU-122
*Polish/Soviet ISU-152
*Polish/Soviet SU-152

Heavy tanks

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

Tank and armored car armaments

*7.5 mm MG
*7.92 mm Browning MG
*7.92 mm Hotchkiss MG
*7.92 mm Hotchkiss-wz.25 MG
*7.92 mm Colt-Browning-wz.30 TMG
*13.2 mm MG
*20 mm FK AT Automatic Cannon
*25 mm Hotchkiss Tank Gun
*37 mm AT Bofors Cannon
*37 mm SA-18 Puteaux L/21
*3.7 cm PAK AT Cannon (captured)
*47 mm Tank Gun

Captured German/Italian vehicles

*Polish/German SdKfz-251/1 ausf. D (Captured example)
*Polish/German SdKfz-250/10 (Captured example)
*Polish/German Panzer III (Captured example)
*Polish/German Panzer IV (Captured example)
*Polish/German Panzer V (Captured example)
*Polish/German Steyr RSO (Captured example)
*Polish/Italian AB-41 Armored Car (Captured example)

Armored cars, motorcycles, trucks, half-tracks, jeeps

*Peugeot Armored Car
*Samochód Pancerny Ford Tfc (Ford Tfc Armored Car)
*Soviet Austin-Putilov Armored Car
*Fiat-Izorski Armored Car
*Peerless Armoured Car
*Garford-Putilov Armored Car
*Jeffery-Poplavko Armored Car
*Ehrhardt M17 Armored Car
*wz.28 (Citroën-Kegresse B2 10CV)
*Motorcycles CWS M55
*Motorcicles CWS M111 (Sokół 1000)
*wz.29 Ursus
*French Citroën-Kegresse P.14
*French Citroën-Kegresse P.17
*French Citroën-Kegresse P.19
*Polski FIAT 508/518
*PZInż.302 (Polski FIAT 508/518 variant)
*Polski Fiat 621L 2.5 ton truck
*ZIS-5/5V truck
*C2P tow
*Wz.34 Half Track
*C4P Half Track
*C7P
*wz.34 Armored Car
*PZInż.342 4x4 artillery tractor(C5P)
*wz.34 Halftrack
*Local design "Kubuś" APC
*Polish/Soviet BA64 Armored Car
*Polish/Soviet BA20 Armored Car
*Polish/American M17 Halftrack
*Polish/American Jeep
*Polish/American US6 Studebaker
*Ursus A Ambulance
*Ursus AW Bus
*Ursus A Truck
*Saurer 4BLDP Bus
*Ursus TKS Tank Transporter
*Ursus A TK Tank Transporter
*Saurer 4BLDP TKS Tank Transporter
*FT-17 4-wheel Road Transporter
*Ursus A FT-17 Truck Transporter
*"local Jeep" Polski Fiat 508
*Polski Fiat 518

Armored trains and annex equipment

*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

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

Light and heavy infantry armaments

Anti-aircraft guns, anti-tank guns and artillery pieces

*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 M-36 3.7 cm 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

*Bayonet Bagnet 28" - For use with Poln M29, Poln 98, Karabinek 1898 rifles and carbines
*Infantry Rifle "Poln M29"- Calibre 7.9 mm
*Infantry Rifle "Poln 98"- Calibre 7.9 mm
*Carbine "Karabinek 1898"- Calibre 7.9 mm
*Carbine "Karabinek 91/98/25" (Mossin-Nagant91)- Calibre 7.9 mm
*Revolver "Rewolwer M95 Nagant"- Calibre 7.62 mm
*Pistol "Pistolet Vis Vz-35 (wz. 35 Vis)"- Calibre 9 mm
*Bechowiec Machine pistol - Calibre 9 mm
*Błyskawica Machine pistol - Calibre 9 mm
*KIS Machine pistol - Calibre 9 mm
*Polski Sten machine pistol - Calibre 9 mm
*ET-38 anti-tank grenade
*Filipinka ET wz.40 hand grenade (250 g of cheddite or ammonal)
*Sidolówka R wz.42 hand grenade (250 g of cheddite or amonite)
*Antitank Rifle "Karabin 35" (AT-Rifle) - Calibre 7.8 mm
*Heavy AT Rifle 7.92 mm "Karabin przeciwpancerny" wz.35 - Calibre 7.92 mm .
*Heavy Machine gun wz. 28 (Polish version-Browning Automatic Rifle) caliber 7.9 mm

Weapons in use by Polish volunteers in foreign armies

*Fusil 07/15 M 34" - Calibre 7.5 mm
*Fusil Automatique 1918" (Semi-automatic) - Calibre 8 mm
*Fusil Mle 1907" - Calibre 8 mm
*Springfield M1903" - Calibre .30-06
*Sten MK I" - Calibre 9 mm
*Sten MK II" - Calibre 9mm
*No3 MK I" - Calibre .303
*M1 Garand" (Semi-automatic rifle) - Calibre .30
*U.S Carabin M1" - Calibre .30
*Smith & Wesson Mod 1917" - Calibre 45
*PPD-40" - Calibre 7.62 mm
*PPD-34/38" - Calibre 7.62 mm
*Tokarev 1930" - Calibre 7.62 mm
*Mosin M-91/30 in 7.62 mm

Naval weapons

urface vessels, submarines and other ships

*Destroyer ORP "Błyskawica"
*Destroyer ORP "Grom"
*Destroyer ORP "Burza"
*Destroyer ORP "Wicher"
*Destroyer ORP "Garland"
*Destroyer ORP "Orkan"
*Destroyer ORP "Huragan"
*Destroyer ORP "Piorun"
*Escort Destroyer ORP "Krakowiak"
*Escort Destroyer ORP "Kujawiak"
*Escort Destroyer ORP "Ślązak"
*Cruiser ORP "Dragon"
*Cruiser ORP "Conrad"
*Heavy Minelayer ORP "Gryf"
*Submarine ORP "Orzeł"
*Submarine ORP "Sęp"
*Submarine ORP "Wilk"
*Submarine ORP "Ryś"
*Submarine ORP "Żbik"
*Submarine ORP "Jastrząb"
*Submarine ORP "Dzik"
*Submarine ORP "Sokół"
*Torpedo vessel ORP "Mazur"
*Auxiliary boat ORP "Nurek"
*Sea patrol boat ORP "General Haller"
*River patrol boat ORP "Kraków"

Coastal artillery defenses

*Laskowski 152 mm Coastal cannons
*"Smok Kaszubski" Improvised Armored train
*Armored Train (unknown name)

Armaments sea vessels

Destroyers Blyskawika & Grom

*120 mm/50 Cannons (3x2,1x1)X 7
*40 mm Antiaircraft Cannons (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

*130 mm/40 Cannons (4x1) x4
*40 mm/60 Antiaircraft Cannons (2x1) x2
*13.2 mm Heavy Machine Guns (2x2) x 4
*550 mm Torpedo Launchers (2x3) x6
*Minelayer device x 44 naval engineers

Minelayer Gryf

*120 mm/50 Cannons (2x2,2x1) x6
*40 mm/60 Antiaircraft Cannons (2x2) x4
*13.2 mm Heavy Machine Guns (2x2) x 4
*capacity to transport 600 Sea Mines

ubmarines Orzeł & Sęp

*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 Antiaircraft Cannons (1x2) x2
*13.2 mm Heavy Machine Guns (1x2) x2

ubmarines Wilk, Ryś, Żbik

*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 Antiaircraft Cannon X1
*Minelaying capacity for 40 naval engineers

River boats weapons

"Polish River Fleet"

Monitor Kraków

*122 mm Cannons (x2)
*145 mm (3 cm) Cannons (x2)

Monitor Pińsk

*105 mm (5 cm) Cannons (x2)
*75 mm (4 cm) Cannons (x3)
*7.62 mm MG (x3)

Monitor Wilno

*100mm wz 1914/19P (3 cm) Cannons (x3)
*75 mm (3 cm) Cannons (x2)

Monitor Toruń

*105 mm (5 cm) Cannons (x2)
*75 mm (4 cm) Cannons (x3)
*7.62 mm MG (x3)

Monitor Horodyszcze

*105 mm (5 cm) Cannons (x2)
*75 mm (4 cm) Cannons (x3)
*7.62 mm MG (x3)

Monitor Warszawa

*105 mm (5 cm) Cannons (x2)
*75 mm (4 cm) Cannons (x3)
*7.62 mm MG (x3)

Gunboat Zaradna

*100 mm wz.14/19 Cannon (x1)
*37 mm Puteaux Cannon (x1)
*7.92 mm Hotchkiss Cannon (x1)
*7.62 mm Maxim wz Heavy MG (x3)

Gunboat Zawzięta

*100 mm wz.14/19 Cannon (x1)
*37 mm Puteaux Cannon (x1)
*7.92 mm Hotchkiss Cannon (x1)
*7.62 mm Maxim wz Heavy MG (x3)

Light gunboat Kiliński

*7.92 mm (2 cm) Maxim 03 Heavy MG (x1)

Light gunboat KU 30

*13.2 mm (2 cm) Hotchkiss 03 Heavy MG

Fast gunboats KU 21-KU 24

*37 mm Puteaux wz. 85 Cannon (x1)
*7.9 mm (1 cm) Maxim 08 Heavy MG (x1)

Fast gunboats KU 16-KU 19

*37 mm Puteaux wz. 85 Cannon (x1)
*7.9 mm (1 cm) Maxim 08 Heavy MG (x1)

Little gunboat KM 8

*8 mm Cannon
*2.1 cm Mortar

Little gunboat KU 6

*37 mm (1 cm) Cannon

Little gunboat KU 5

*37 mm (1 cm) Cannon

Rapid gunboat type T1

*37 mm Puteaux (1 cm) Cannon
*4 mines

Rapid gunboat type T5

*37 mm Puteaux (1 cm) Cannon
*4 mines

Command boat Generał Sikorski

*13.2 mm (2 cm) Cannon
*7.92 mm (4 cm) Cannon
*2 cm mortars Hotchkiss wz 30, (x2)

Command boat Hetman Chodkiewicz

*76 mm (4 cm) Cannon (x1)
*75 mm (4 cm) Cannon (x1)
*7.92 mm Cannon (x1)
*Mines
*13.2 mm Cannons (x2)
*7.92 mm Cannons (x1)

Command boat Generał Szeptycki

*75 mm Cannons (x2)
*7.92 mm (4 cm) Cannon
*Mines

Command boat Admirał Dickman

*13.2 mm (2 cm) Cannon
*7.92 mm (2 cm) Cannon

Command boat Andrzej Zamoyski

*105 mm Cannons (x2)

Command boat Warneńczyk

*4 Heavy MG

Little command boat Żółkiewski

*7.92 mm (2 cm) Cannon

Heavy patrol boat Nieuchwytny

*40 mm Vickers Cannon (x1)
*40 mm Bofors Antiaircraft Cannon
*37 mm Puteaux Cannon
*7.9 mm (1 cm) Hotchkiss Heavy MG

upport boat Neptun

*37 mm (1 cm) Cannon

River boat local project

Type I Fast Monitor

*120 mm (4 cm) Cannon
*75 mm (4 cm) Cannon
*2 cm Mortars (x4)

Type MC Monitor

*105 mm (6 cm) Cannon (x2)
*13.2 mm Heavy MG


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