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The Pinkie Pie Batallion by laaseensLD The Pinkie Pie Batallion by laaseensLD
Autumn in the Baltic was cold enough, but October of 1944 for the fascist forces in Riga was hotter than the depths of hell itself, because their defensive was broken by relentless flamethrowers of the Pinkie Pie Battalion.

So finally I have finished my Christmas present for myself. (Thats me in the silly, rainbow hat) Took a bit of time since I got caught up in gaming, twas great. Again I must thank Preobrazhnets [link] for providing me with his friends face (on the left) and also helping me with a lot of reference information about the Russians in World War II, and thanks for the first paragraph of this description.

So next time I might go back to Warhammer 40,000 territory to finally re-do my Rainbow Dash drawing, because I have to keep my damn promises...So just give me your watch to not miss it when it comes out.

Also don't forget to check out my other World War II drawings.
The Twiligh Platoon- [link]
The Fluttershy Company - [link]
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dan232323 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
this is freaking amassing 
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ThetAngryTurtle Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Wow what can i say, kids don't do drugs. 
(kidding)
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HailMyself Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
This is my kind of war.

If every war is like this. We will love to have more.
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DaddyVictor Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Я хочу такую войну!
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VynalDerp Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Is that.....
A german gun you're carrying?
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
So ? Germans used captured PPSH-41 for their outstanding reliability and hefty 71 bullets in the drum magazine. It's likely the Soviets used captured (Stg-44) MP-44. :-)
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VynalDerp Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
I know, I know, but I really would think that somebody would chose a PPSH 41 instead of an STG, but I guess that's all opinion.
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Well, both are really good assault guns. They just don't have the same qualities. I think the STG-44/MP-44 is way more accurate and has a better ergonomy. But even though the MP-44 is still very reliable, the PPSH-41 is even more resistant to jamming and has more than twice the number of bullets in one magazine.

So, as you said, it's all about the user's opinion. :-)
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VynalDerp Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Indeed.
Also, wasn't there more PPSH-41s produced? So ammo would be easier to find, right?
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014

Yes, of course. Not only the total number of PPSh-41 (not to mention the PPS-43) produced is way higher than the MP-44's, but the percentage of PPSh-41 used in the Soviet forces was probably higher than the percentage of MP-44 used in the Wehrmacht.
At least partly because, Hitler not being exactly the most supportive for a project about a weapon he maybe considered redundant with what was already in use - MP-40 and later models ; plus other machine pistols, less known and used in lesser numbers, but still present in the German soldiers hands - in the German forces, the MP-44 was confined for quite a time to the state of quasi-secret prototype. The engineers responsible of this even disguised the MP-44 as Stg-44 (Stg = Sturmgewehr. Literally, “assault rifle”), or as "automatic carbine model 1944".

Now, concerning the ammo, of course, given the numbers of PPSh-41 and PPS-43 - which fired the same ammo : 7,62 x 25 mm TT, or 7,62 Tokarev - used by the Soviet soldiers, the ammo was abundant, very abundant. The problem was the actual possibility, for German soldiers, to get it from their unwilling Soviet colleagues. :-) Though I once read that, in their initial advance in Russia, the Germans were able to seize great weapons and ammo factories, along with very great quantities of 7,62 Tokarev ammo.)

 

But both weapons had their inherent qualities and flaws. The PPSh was incredibly resistant to misfire and jamming, and sported a whopping 71-bullets drum magazine, while the MP-44 was probably more accurate and had a better ergonomy. And inspired the AK-47 to Mikhaïl Kalashnikov.

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