Ranks

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The following extract comes from US Army Field Manual 100-2-3 – The Soviet Army; Troops Organisation and Equipment published in June 1991. The publication was approved for public release with unlimited distribution (ie may be freely used). The highest military rank in the Soviet Union is that of Generalissimo. Only Stalin ever heald that rank. […]

The Soviet Army – Guide to Rank Boards

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The Soviet Military ranking scheme is relatively complex compared to most Western systems for designation of rank. The basis for most Western defence forces is built around a “tri-service” policy – meaning that the defence force for the country is defined in terms of three discrete units – Army, Air Force and Navy. In the […]

SovietArmy.com Book Shop

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Welcome to the SovietArmy.com book shop. All books here are rated and reviewed, and available for purchase on-line through Amazon.com. Amazon.com is the world’s largest and most reputable on-line retailer. This means that you can be sure that your order is secure, safe and guaranteed. They ship world wide and accept all major credit cards, […]

The Soviet Army – Ranks

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Images and information for this section originated from Rules and Regulations for the Wearing of Military Uniforms issued by the Soviet Ministry of Defence in 1988. Since this organisation no longer exists, the copyright has expired. Preparation of these pages was greatly assisted by Shawn Caza’s translation of this work. Marshals, Generals and Admirals of […]

The Soviet Army – AK-47 Assault Rifle

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The following extract comes from US Army Field Manual 100-2-3 – The Soviet Army; Troops Organisation and Equipment published in June 1991. The publication was approved for public release with unlimited distribution (ie may be freely used). The entry provided covered the AK-47, AKS, AKM and the AKMS military assault rifles. Advertisment will open in […]

The Soviet Army – Dragunov SVD Sniping Rifle

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The following extract comes from US Army Field Manual 100-2-3 – The Soviet Army; Troops Organisation and Equipment published in June 1991. The publication was approved for public release with unlimited distribution (ie may be freely used). The entry provided covered the Dragunov SVD military sniping rifle. Advertisment will open in new window. Description: The […]

The Soviet Army – AKMS Assault Rifle

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The following extract comes from US Army Field Manual 100-2-3 – The Soviet Army; Troops Organisation and Equipment published in June 1991. The publication was approved for public release with unlimited distribution (ie may be freely used). The entry provided covered the AK-47, AKS, AKM and the AKMS military assault rifles. Advertisment will open in […]

The Soviet Army – PKT Tank Machine Gun

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The following extract comes from US Army Field Manual 100-2-3 – The Soviet Army; Troops Organisation and Equipment published in June 1991. The publication was approved for public release with unlimited distribution (ie may be freely used). The entry provided covered the PK, PKS, PKB, PKMB, PKMS, PKT machine guns. Advertisment will open in new […]

The Soviet Army – Support this site.

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Support SovietArmy.com If you’ve visited this site and discovered some useful information, or used one of the many services offered by this site then that’s great. That is exactly what the site was intended for – to act as a medium to allow people to share information and knowledge on the Soviet Army. However, this […]