by Juha Hujanen

Following list is overview of weapons Finland received from Germany between 1940-44. Most weapons were bought 1940-41 and in 1944. The majority of weapons were German war booty and often in poor condition.
However they were valuable to Finnish army and were put in good use. Most important of these weapons were Me-109 fighters, Stu 40 assault guns, heavy artillery and anti-tank weapons.They were vital in battles of summer 44.

Airplanes
159 Me-109 (48 G-2,109 G-6,2 G-8)
24 Ju-88 (A4)
57 MS-406 (ex-French)
44 CU-75 A-1 to A-6 (ex-French and ex-Norwegian) (also known as Curtis P-36)
15 Do-17z (gift from Göring)
16 SB-2 (ex-Soviet)
6 DB-3 (ex-Soviet)
11 I-153 (ex-Soviet)
30 FW-44
3 IL-4 (ex-Soviet)
7 Pe-2 (ex-Soviet)
4 Do-22
3 Hanriot H-232 (ex-French)
1 Airspeed Envoy (ex-British)
2 He-59

Armour
30 Stu 40 Ausf.G
29 StuG III Ausf.G
15 PzKpfw IV Ausf.J (Arrived too late to see action)
3 T-34-76 (ex-Soviet)

Artillery
54 76mm cannons (ex-Soviet)
61 105mm howitzer
27 105mm howitzer (ex-Czech)
54 105mm cannons (ex-Czech)
24 120mm cannons (ex-French)
72 122mm howitzer (ex-Soviet)
20 150mm howitzer (ex-Czech)
48 150mm howitzer
84 152mm howitzer (ex-Soviet)
151 155mm howitzer (ex-French)
12 155mm cannons (ex-French)
15 150mm Nebelwerfer (evaluation only)

Anti-tank and anti-aircraft artillery
200 14mm Boys anti-tank rifles (ex-British.Few were used)
200 25mm m1934 anti-tank guns (ex-French.Withdrawn from service in early 42)
150 37mm Pak 37/40 anti-tank guns
27 50mm Pak 38 anti-tank guns
210 75mm Pak 40 anti-tank guns
46 75mm Pak 97/38 anti-tank guns
93 20mm Flak 38 anti-aircraft guns
92 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft guns
20 75mm m37 Skoda anti-aircraft guns (ex-Czech)
24 75mm Puteaux anti-aircraft guns (ex-French)
90 88mm Flak 37 anti-aircraft guns

Infantry weapons
56.722 7.62mm rifles (ex-Soviets.Poor quality,only few were issued)
600 7.92mm 98k rifles with grenade launchers (Few saw action)
998 7.92mm MG.08 machine guns (Partly ex-Polish)
3287 9mm vz.24 pistols (ex-Czech)
1713 9mm vz.38 pistols (ex-Czech)
1854 Panzerschrecks with 18650 rockets
25.812 Panzerfausts
50 120mm mortars

Ammunition
56.3 Million rifle rounds
31.5 Million pistol rounds
100.000 14mm rounds
465.100 20mm rounds
200.000 25mm rounds
290.000 37mm rounds
30.000 45mm rounds
208.898 75mm rounds
51.947 76mm rounds
49.872 84mm rounds
125.994 88mm rounds
84.930 90mm rounds
212.315 105mm rounds
40.010 114mm rounds
82.358 120mm rounds
29.873 122mm rounds
124.307 150mm rounds
187.475 152mm rounds
130.944 155mm rounds
9.178 203mm rounds
1.550 210mm rounds
7.500 250mm werfer rounds

Misc. equipment
53 RSO/01 tractors
200 Zündapp sidecar motorcycles
100 P12-14 artillery radios
180 searchlights
2 Freya radars
6 Wurzburg Dora radars
980 flare guns
150.000 anti-tank mines
300.000 underwears
100.000 tunicks
20.000 overcoats
600km cable
6 MAL ferries
4 I-boots
763 sea mines
500 depth charges
200 scissors binoculars (ex-Soviet)
600 binoculars
128 ragefinders
45 data transmission systems for anti-aircraft guns
125.492 bombs

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