Bulgarian Army in Photos

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Re: Bulgarian Army in Photos

Post by carius » 23 Jul 2019 06:53

Image from ebay.de №123842011317
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Re: Bulgarian Army in Photos

Post by carius » 29 Jul 2019 06:57

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Re: Bulgarian Army in Photos

Post by Sturm78 » 12 Oct 2019 11:29

Hi all,

Any idea about the weapons of these soldiers ??

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Re: Bulgarian Army in Photos

Post by carius » 14 Oct 2019 06:55

Ustasha,not soldiers.In the middle is Vlado Chernozemski(Velichko Dimitrov Kerin),who killed jugoslavian king Aleksander - 1934.

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Re: Bulgarian Army in Photos

Post by yantaylor » 15 Oct 2019 19:45

That SMG on the right looks like a ZK-383, not sure how many of these the Bulgarians had, but I have seen a figure for 4000, with 20.000 total Czech production, so did the Bulgarians have 4000 in stock?

I will have a quick guess at the rifles, are they Carabiner M.95s?

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Re: Bulgarian Army in Photos

Post by dibo » 16 Oct 2019 08:38

yantaylor wrote:
15 Oct 2019 19:45
That SMG on the right looks like a ZK-383, not sure how many of these the Bulgarians had, but I have seen a figure for 4000, with 20.000 total Czech production, so did the Bulgarians have 4000 in stock?

I will have a quick guess at the rifles, are they Carabiner M.95s?

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The SMG is IMHO MP-18 or the Swiss copy SIG Bergmann 1920. As Vlado Chernozemski was killed during the assassination in 1934, it can't be the ZK-383 which dates from the late 30s.

Regarding the use of the ZK-383 in the Bulgarian army in 10.1941 4000 9mm ZK-383 were ordered and 1900 were delivered in 12.1942 and the other 2100 in 02.1943.

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Re: Bulgarian Army in Photos

Post by yantaylor » 16 Oct 2019 11:36

Cheers Dibo.
Did Bulgaria buy any Bergmans?
How did I do with the rifles?

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Re: Bulgarian Army in Photos

Post by dibo » 16 Oct 2019 12:05

yantaylor wrote:
16 Oct 2019 11:36
Cheers Dibo.
Did Bulgaria buy any Bergmans?
How did I do with the rifles?

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the Army - no. the police had 20 MP-18/1 and 70 MP MP-28/2 at 01.12.1940.
I can't recognise the rifles.

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Re: Bulgarian Army in Photos

Post by Sturm78 » 16 Oct 2019 20:09

dibo wrote
The SMG is IMHO MP-18 or the Swiss copy SIG Bergmann 1920. As Vlado Chernozemski was killed during the assassination in 1934, it can't be the ZK-383 which dates from the late 30s.
Ummhhh...I think the muzzle do not match with MP-18/28 or SIG Bergmann 1920...
Perhaps MP34 ??

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Re: Bulgarian Army in Photos

Post by dibo » 16 Oct 2019 20:24

Sturm78 wrote:
16 Oct 2019 20:09
dibo wrote
The SMG is IMHO MP-18 or the Swiss copy SIG Bergmann 1920. As Vlado Chernozemski was killed during the assassination in 1934, it can't be the ZK-383 which dates from the late 30s.
Ummhhh...I think the muzzle do not match with MP-18/28 or SIG Bergmann 1920...
Perhaps MP34 ??

Two images to compare

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Quite possible. MP-34 was exported to Yugoslavia.

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Re: Bulgarian Army in Photos

Post by yantaylor » 16 Oct 2019 20:59

Did the Yugoslav army get supplied with any MP-34s?
I don't have any in my Yugoslav Infantry company.

I like the Bergman though, it looks like a really solid weapon.

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Re: Bulgarian Army in Photos

Post by Knouterer » 27 Oct 2019 07:44

Germany supplied MP 34 (Ö) submachine guns to Croatia during the war and the guns were marked as such. Fragment from Dolínek et al., Encyclopédie Illustrée des Armes des Ire et IIe Guerres Mondiales:
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Re: Bulgarian Army in Photos

Post by dont tell them pike » 02 Dec 2019 19:22

Any photos of the military police ?
I've seen an entry on another forum that says the military police were issued/ wore green armbands or brassard's with V P white letters.
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Re: Bulgarian Army in Photos

Post by Sturm78 » 06 Dec 2019 15:25

Hi all,

Bulgarian PzKpfw IV tanks and soldiers (according to Ebay photo caption)

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