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The Russian Army of the Second World War

A quiz about the soviet military in WW2 12 Questions.

 
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1

How do the Russians refer to the Second World War?

  • Great Anti-Fascist War
  • Great War of Independence
  • Great Patriotic War

2

Vassily Zaitsev was a Hero of the Soviet Union, in what role did he achieve this award?

  • Fighter Pilot
  • Tank Commander
  • Sniper

3

The most successful female sniper in the Soviet army killed 309 enemies, who was she?

  • Natalie Tychnini
  • Lyudmila Pavlichenko
  • Alexandra Lagareva

4

The most famous incarnation of the T-34 was armed with the 76mm gun, later in the war it this was changed to a larger gun of what size?

  • 85mm
  • 90mm
  • 105mm

5

What was the name of the huge Soviet offensive of 1944?

  • Kutuzov
  • Tolstoy
  • Bagration

6

What was the most numerous aircraft built by the Soviet Union during the war?

  • Yakovlev Yak-9
  • Ilyushin Il-2
  • Lavochkin La-5

7

In the Soviet army, what were 'tankodesantniki'?

  • Tank riders
  • Tank hunters
  • Tank crew

8

How did the Germans refer to the Soviet BM-13 Katyusha rocket launcher?

  • Stalin's daughter
  • Stalin's organ
  • Stalin's hammer

9

What caliber was the versatile ZiS-3 divisional gun?

  • 76mm
  • 88mm
  • 105mm

10

Stalin's infamous Order 227 became famous for which line?

  • They shall not pass.
  • Not a step back.
  • To the last man.

11

The 'shtrafnoy' battalions were formed in the wake of Stalin's Order 227. What were they?

  • Penal units
  • Partisan units
  • Commando units

12

How is the Soviet 1938 pattern camouflage, generally issued to reconnaissance units, commonly known?

  • Tiger stripe.
  • Oak leaf.
  • Amoeba.

 

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