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Re: Id. Finnish equipment

Post by Juha Tompuri » 13 May 2015 21:38

Sturm78 wrote:Image 1: I'm not sure but I think they are smoke canisters for smoke mortars
Smoke canisters yes, but AFAIK for "manual" use.
Sturm78 wrote:Image 2: I'm not sure but appear to be improvised hand grenades manufactured with a mortar and an artillery shell ... 8O
Yep, and the artillery shell seems to be a shrapnel.

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Re: Id. Finnish equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 18 May 2015 10:22

Thank you very much for your answers, Juha

Here, another image from SA-Kuva archive (102998)
I think smoke hand grenades. Model ??

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Re: Id. Finnish equipment

Post by veeteetee » 18 May 2015 17:03

Yes, "Savu" text on the rightmost grenade means "smoke".

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Re: Id. Finnish equipment

Post by Juha Tompuri » 18 May 2015 21:16

Smoke hand grenade mod 42?

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SA-photo number 102366

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Re: Id. Finnish equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 19 May 2015 23:07

Thank you, Juha
Juha wrote
Smoke canisters yes, but AFAIK for "manual" use.
Ummhhh...are you sure?
Here an image from SA-Kuva archive (102361) of one of these smoke canisters being loaded inside an improvised launching barrel.... :?

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Re: Id. Finnish equipment

Post by Juha Tompuri » 20 May 2015 21:09

Sturm78 wrote:Thank you, Juha
Juha wrote
Smoke canisters yes, but AFAIK for "manual" use.
Ummhhh...are you sure?
No.
Here an image from SA-Kuva archive (102361) of one of these smoke canisters being loaded inside an improvised launching barrel....
I think it is not a launcher, but a (portable) tube for a canister:
Image SA-photo 103006

Image SA-photo 93755

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Re: Id. Finnish equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 21 May 2015 11:13

Thnak you very much for your help, again, Juha... :wink:

Here, another three images from SA-Kuva archive (

Image 102792: ?? Any idea ?
Image 100695: ?? Any idea ?
Image 101211: I am not sure. TM 264 fire direction aiming circle ???

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Re: Id. Finnish equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 25 May 2015 23:10

Nobody for my last images ??

Well, here another two images from SA-Kuva archive

106175: I am not sure but I think soviet TM-35 AT mines
104781: I am not sure. RGD-33 soviet hand grenade ??

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Re: Id. Finnish equipment

Post by veeteetee » 26 May 2015 18:16

104781 is acc.to the original caption "Ryssäläisen käsikranaatin sirpalekuori asetettuna omaan varsikäsikranaattiin. Jolmajärvi 1942.08.11", in English "Russian handgrenade fragmentation cover mounted on an own stick hand grenade" i.e. an improvised setup.

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Re: Id. Finnish equipment

Post by JTV » 26 May 2015 19:58

Yes - the antitank-mines seem to be Soviet TM-35.

As veeteetee already mentioned the hand grenade seem to be an unofficial improvisation - Finnish stick hand grenade m/32 with fragmentation jacket from Soviet RDG-33 installed around its warhead.

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Re: Id. Finnish equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 28 May 2015 21:10

Thank you for your help, Jarkko and veeteetee

Here, an image of a field periscope .... :? Any idea ?

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Re: Id. Finnish equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 04 Jun 2015 08:33

Hi all,

Any idea about this radio ??

Image from SA-Kuva archive (101848)

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Re: Id. Finnish equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 05 Jun 2015 12:03

Nobody for my last images ??

Well, here another image from SA-Kuva archive (

I have some doubts about this searchlight; I think a German 150cm Flak Sw. but I am not 100% sure. Can somebody confirm this?
The trailer is not the standard Sd.Ah.104 used with 150cm Flak Sch.Wfr.34-37 German searchlights. A export version, maybe ?? :?

See also http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 7&start=15

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Re: Id. Finnish equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 22 Jun 2015 10:25

Hi all,

Any idea about this equipment ??

111913: loud speaker ??
111825: telephone switchboard ??

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Re: Id. Finnish equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 03 Aug 2015 22:35

Nobody for my last questions ??

Well , here another image from SA-Kuva archive (114336). Any idea ??

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