http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 7#p1860108Mangrove wrote:RS-82:
Also seen at SA-photos 115528 and 115529
Finnish rockets used during the Winter War
Lotvonen wrote:Translated from the diary link provided above in case someone should be interested:
Date 10 March 1940
"Patrol activities in the direction of Someri:
"Our patrol took action against the ice bound transport ship "Kasakstan" by shooting it using 'rocket missiles' mounted on skis that the patrol had brought with them. Each 'rocket missile' comprised two naval net mines, the hollow part of which had been filled with dynamite. Each missile carried about 80kgs explosives.
"Despite heightened enemy guarding readiness and in spite of being spotted by the sentries our patrol was able to launch the 'rocket missiles' at a range of 150m. The patrol launched 6 missiles all of which exploded. The men observed that at least two of them exploded against the side of the ship and one on the deck where it bounced from the snow drift next to the side of the ship. After the explosions loud shouts and wailing was heard from the ship. Our patrol was subjected to heavy artillery and MG fire and projectors were in action.
"On the return trip at dawn the men were attacked by two bombers and six fighters for about an hour.
Our - none
Enemy- not known"
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 9&start=15igorr wrote:So, the case from soviet point of view was as such:
Group of finns (around 30 men) closed to Sommers island and in 5.15 lighted island and situated naer transport KAZACHSTAN with flares. Soon in ice hummocks near island 8 explosions was heard. Battery from Sommers opened fire and deisperse enemy's group. No one rocked reach target - all hit obstacles. Soviet troops then captured rocketing device (looks like torpedo on ski), but sappers exploded them before one can test them
Finnish rocket launchers(recoilless rifle) protos.
Tyrnävä March 1944: