Helly Angel wrote:Weapons in hand of the rebels a few days before the uprising:
(Sorry is in spanish in my source I don´t know the correct words in english)
Pistolas automaticas: 3.846
Fusiles ametralladoras: 145
Lanzacohetes anticarro: 32
Fusiles anticarro: 29
Granadas de mano: 43.971
Explosivos (Kg): 1.200
Source: Adam Borkiewicz in Powstanie Warszavski, Ed "Pax". Varsovie.
OK, I will try to translate.
Pistolas automaticas - automatic pistols (VIS, etc.)
Metralletas: 657 - submachine guns [???] (STEN, MP-40)
Fusiles: 2.629 - rifles
Fusiles ametralladoras: 145 - light machine guns [???] (Polish version of Browning, MG-34 etc.)
Ametralladoras: 47 - heavy machine guns [???] (HMG wz. 30, MG-34/42, Maxim)
Lanzacohetes anticarro: 32 - antitank launchers (PIAT)
Fusiles anticarro: 29 - anti-tank rifles (kb wz. 35 "Ur", PTRD)
Lanzallamas: 30 - flame throwers
Morteros: 10 - mortars (mostly home made of pipes)
Granadas de mano: 43.971 - hand grenades
Explosivos (Kg): 1.200 - explosives
killchola wrote:How and where could they hide such a large amount of weapons in an occupied city?
We were occupied by Russia, Austria and Germany since the end of XVIII century, so we know how to hide anything
Helly Angel wrote:Remember the AK were the "official" army in the resistence and they had weapons since 1940, they sold weapons to the jews in Warsaw Guetto and other groups, but they were very well armed until the bitter end.
No, Helly. If you have such a number of weapons for 20,000+ insurgents you cannot consider they were well armed. It would be a joke
Look once more: 20,000 insurgents and 3846 pistols and 2629 rifles. You must know many of them were dropped by planes, after many days. You know such a number is way too little if you fight against SS troops. You cannot consider a group to be "well-armed" if just one third of men in this group is able to get ANY weapon, except a grenade.
Saludos desde Polonia,