BULGARIAN Army in 1920s-1930s (organization, equipment)

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Postby mmonteavaro » 27 Aug 2007 19:43

To BIGpanzer, hello!
On April 4, 2007 you wrote: "Training ship "Asen"! 240 tons was ex-Soviet motor sailing vessel "Ultrisch" (ex "Nestor Letopisets", ex "IVAN BURGHARDT") who was stolen by emigrants in May 1925 and confiscated by the Bulgarian government".
I will appreciate very much your help about the following": who was IVAN BURGHARDT and why the vessel had his name?.-
Also I need as much information as possible about this man, nationality, place of birth, date of birth, career, positions, etc.-
I thank you very much in advance for your cooperation, advices or comments.-

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Postby BIGpanzer » 28 Aug 2007 15:26

Hello!
Sorry, I don't know. The only idea came to mind - Swiss traveller Johann Burckhardt :roll:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Ludwig_Burkhardt

Here is the photo of transport No.175 "Ivan Burghardt" of Imperial Russian Navy [Black Sea] which was stolen by emigrants in May 1925 and confiscated by Bulgarian government [became Bulgarian training ship "Asen"].
http://rosimperfleet.narod.ru/trt_chern/aasen2.jpg

Regards, BP

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Postby mmonteavaro » 07 Sep 2007 19:18

To BIGpanzer, hello!
I apologize for the delay in thanking you for your cooperation. it was useful.Regards.

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Postby kuliuzz » 09 Sep 2007 19:04

Hello!
This link may be of use http://images.google.bg/imgres?imgurl=h ... ndows-1251

it's about the bulgarian aviation after the WW I

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Postby BIGpanzer » 05 Jan 2008 00:38

Fates of Bulgarian torpedo boats of "Drski"-class (launched in 1907, 98 tons) according to Conway's "All the World's Fighting Ships 1922-1946":

"Drzki" - museum since 1955 (in Varna Naval Museum - BP)
http://www.geocities.com/camping_varna/Druzki.jpg
"Hrabri" - been utilized in 1952-1955 (captured by Soviet troops in Varna 09.09.1944, served as Soviet training ship "Ingul", returned back to Bulgaria in 17.07.1945, removed from service in 1954 - BP)
''Smeli" - sunk 19.05.1943 (that happened during storm, between Varna and Burgas - BP)
"Strogi" - been utilized in 1952-1955 (captured by Soviet troops in Varna 09.09.1944, served as Soviet training ship "Vychegda", returned back to Bulgaria 17.07.1945, removed from service in 1954 - BP)

Photos from http://vimpel.boinaslava.net
"Hrabri" (note the marking on 2nd smoke funnel - two white strips; according to the same site such marking was used for "Drzki" whereas "Hrabri" should have one white strip on 1st smoke funnel)
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"Strogi", photo was made in May 1942. Note the letters ÑÒ (ST) on board which means "Strogi" (such new marking [with the first letters of the corresponding names on board] was introduced in 1936)
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Re: BULGARIAN Army in 1920s-1930s (organization, equipment)

Postby Billy » 26 Mar 2008 06:00

I have a question regarding the Bulgarian Army infantry small-unit organisation. From what I understand, each rifle platoon had 3 squads, each with a light machine gun, (the squad leader having a submachine gun or if not, a rifle?) but how many riflemen were in the squads? And what did the platoon headquarters consist of? Was it the platoon leader, platoon sergeant and a runner for messages? I'm just really curious because I started comparing the platoons of the various Axis armies and I am having a hard time finding this about the Bulgarian infantry. Thanks very much in advance.

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Re: BULGARIAN Army in 1920s-1930s (organization, equipment)

Postby sandhat » 01 Jul 2008 03:39

You asked about Ivan Burghardt. He's my father. Contact me at sandhat@earthlink.net for more info.

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Re: BULGARIAN Army in 1920s-1930s (organization, equipment)

Postby hesham » 25 Jul 2010 17:53

Hi all,

I am new here,I see you spoke about only the Lazarov Laz-3,but there is also
the well known Laz-2,and the Laz-5 single seat fighter project.

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Re: BULGARIAN Army in 1920s-1930s (organization, equipment)

Postby YAN » 11 Nov 2010 16:25

Hi I have seen your thread so I have posted a TO&E of a Bulgarian Infantry Company (I get it to 107 all ranks but I have also seen a it as 121 all ranks: 13 shorter)

Company HQ
1 x Captain (pistol)
1 x Lieutenant (pistol)
1 x Company Sgt Major (pistol)
2 x Orderly’s (8mm Manlicher rifles)

3 x Infantry platoons each:

Platoon HQ
1 x Lieutenant (pistol)
1 x Platoon Sgt pistol)
1 x Orderly (8mm Manlicher rifle)
1 x Light Mortar team (3 x men with 1 x 50mm M.36 Mortar)

3 x Infantry Sections each;

1 x Corporal (9mm Zbrojovka SMG)
1 x LMG man (8mm ZB-37 LMG + pistol)
1 x Lance Corporal (8mm Manlicher rifle)
7 x men (8mm Manlicher rifles)

I hope it has been helpful,
regards Yan.


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