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PLN-200201 Polygon N1 2002 magazine

Polygon PLN-200201 Polygon N1 2002 magazine
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PLN-200201 Polygon N1 2002 magazine

Summary
Aerosan in Great Patriotic War
This booklet, issued in 1943, describes the battle use of combat and transport aerosan troops on the Soviet-German front in 1942-43; included are the battles descriptions, charts, and reviews.
Soviet aerosans
Approved for printing, but not printed in 1944 pocket-size reference manual, which lists the pictures and technical specs of main aerosan types used on the Soviet-German front. In addition to series-produced aerosans the experimental ones are listed, intended for production in 1944.
Russian and Soviet aerosans
First aerosans in Russia were built by S.Nezhdanovsky in 1903. This was a very imperfect design which was used for aircrews .testing. Before the revolution there was almost no serial production of aerosans, but there was plenty of experimental designs. They were built by individual inventors, including I.Sikorsky and F.Bylinkin, and there were some efforts to master fie production of aerosans that started during WW1 after German aerosans have been captured. In 1916 the Russian Zemstvo Union, tasked with supplying the Army, started to produce aerosans for the military needs.
After the October revolution the efforts on aerosans were resumed. A aerosans building commission - KOMPAS - has been established to study this field. In the beginning of 1920 the mass production of aerosan of Brilling and Kusin design BEKA has been initiated, and these vehicles took part in the final battles of the Civil war and the suppression of Kronstadt mutiny.
Between 1923 and 1929 NAMI and TsAGI have created over 20 different aerosan designs, to which many famous aircraft and automobile designers have contributed. Aerosans were tested in the Far North climate and passed them with flying colors.
Soviet aerosans took active part in the Soviet-Finnish and Great Patriotic wars, with 1942 seeing the introduction of combat aerosan - NKL-26 - the only vehicle of this kind in the world.
After the end of the war aerosans kept serving in the border guards units and on post routes of Far North and Far East. In 1960 a famous helicopter designer N.Kamov created the last designs of this type of vehicle -Ka-30 and Sever-2.
The life story of a A T-43 (completion)
In 1943 A.Morozov started to modify the T-43 design in order to accommodate the turret with a 1600mm-wide ring. This turret was developed under the leadership of V.Nitsenko in March 1943. It was armed with 76mm gun, but had room for 3 crew members.
Since the turret was a complex component of a new tank, for its testing A.Morozov has built a mobile laboratory consisting of a hull of a series T-34 tank and new T-43-II turret. The first such "hybrid" tank passed trials on May 15, 1943. The turret design was considered to be a success.
The hull of T-43 was also redesigned, with only the frontal part being widened and a normal driver's hatch introduced. Three tanks of this type entered production for the purpose of trials. On July 15, 1943, the tank was recommended for fielding on condition of its rearming with a 85mm gun and increasing the width and thickness of road wheel rubber bands. In August 1943 as part of "Special tank company N100" T-43 tanks were sent to the front, but they took part in almost no engagements. In September one T-43-II was rearmed with 85mm gun and passed trials successfully, but soon preparations for T-43 production have been stopped.
Many authors believe that T-43 production was canceled due to suspension overloading, but this is not the case. The country leadership feared that mastering of a new tank would result in an inevitable drop of tank production levels due to a limited number of tank production facilities.
But A.Morozov and the design team did receive the premium for T-44 design.
Antisubmarine weapons of lend-lease
The article describes the depth charges and charge projectors that were sent to USSR by Lend-lease, and peculiarities of their combat use.
The childhood of Artsturm
An illustrated history of the creation of StuG III, especially the early versions - Ausf A and Ausf B.
Antitank grenaded
The article describes the use of hand antitank grenades model 1940 and model 1941, as well as rifle ramrod mine-grenade model 1942. The article was meant to be read in all units.
Our answer to Bombardier
During the Great Patriotic war on lend-lease program the USSR received not only tanks, guns, and aircraft, but also the 'dual-purpose' products. Among the later were Canadian "Bombardier" snowmobiles. After the war Industrial Institute in Gorky undertook under the leadership of M.Veselovsky the designing of snow-swamp-mobile similar to the Bombardier.
The article describes the efforts in this area in 1946-52, and finishes in our time.

Contents
Aerosan in Great Patriotic War
Soviet aerosans
Russian and Soviet aerosans
The life story of a A T-43 (completion)
Antisubmarine weapons of lend-lease
The childhood of Artsturm
Antitank grenaded
Our answer to Bombardier
56 pages, 128 photos, 3 drawings Drawings: NKL-26 aerosan, T-43 tank, SturmGeschutz III Ausf B

Illustrations
1. Scouts are exiting the NKL-16 aerosan. Winter 1942/43
2. Transport aerosan NKL-16 from Captain Prokhoro's troop during combat mission. Winter 1943
3. NKL-16 aerosan. 1942
4. Aerosans tryohlyzhka, NKL-16, and Sever-2 of the first batch on postal service route. Komsomolsk-on-Amur area, November 1960
5. General views of the reference T-43-II with a turret on a 1600mm-wide ring
6. Trials of T-43-II. Summer 1943
7. StuG III Ausf B of the 197th assault battalion captured during the defense of Kiev. Summer 1941
8. StuG III Ausf B with a panzergrenadier squard on a street of Stalingrad. Autumn 1941
9. S-22 is towing D-44 gun over the snow. Trials in Bronnitsy