by Juha Hujanen

This is a list of warbooty weapons & equipment that Finland put to use.Most important were rifle calibre infantry weapons,because Russians and Finns used the same calibre 7.62mm.Many captured weapons were not listed, because men just threw their weapon away and took better weapon from surrending enemy or from ground.Russian Degtjarev light-machine gun was popular among Finns and so were semi-automatic rifles.T-26 was most numerous tank used by Finns and so was 45mm anti-tank gun.
Captured artillery was also important.

Warbooty statistics are quite inadequate from Winter War. From 1941-1943 statistics are accurate except from summer 1944.

Airplanes
5 I-15bis
2 I-16
1 I-16UTI
1 Hawker Hurricane IIb
1 P-40m
3 Lagg3
11 I-153
8 SB-2
5 DB-3
4 PO-2
2 SH-2
5 MBR2/2bis
1 PE-3

Armour
114 T-26
50+ BT-5/7 (only some were used through early 42.18 were converted to BT-42 assaul guns)
30 T-37
17 T-38
210 T-20 Komsomolets
9 T-28
2 KV-1
1 T-50
4 T34-76
7 T-34-85
2 JSU-152
1 D-8
21 FAI
20 BA-20
1 BA-3
10 BA-6
24 BA-10

Artillery
532 76mm cannons
4 87mm cannons
7 107mm cannons
271 122mm howitzer
2 150mm howitzers
97 152mm howitzers

Anti-tank and anti-aircraft artillery
250 anti-tank rifles (were litte used due lack of ammunition)
766 45mm anti-tank guns

Infantry weapons
162000 rifles
155 sniper rifles
16069 semi-automatic rifles
3918 automatic rifles
751 pistols and revolvers
3823 machine-pistols
8466 light machine-guns
4055 machine-guns
1312 50mm mortars (little used due lack of ammunition)
493 82mm mortars
200 120mm mortars

Ammunition
39 Million rifle rounds
2.3 Million pistol rounds
68000 82mm mortar rounds
7900 120mm mortar rounds
18400 20mm rounds
240500 45mm rounds
57137 76mm rounds
13537 122mm rounds
2592 152mm rounds
7963 37-40mm anti-aircraft rounds
10185 75-76mm anti-aircraft rounds

Misc. equipment
58 flare guns
5 MT-boats
11 45mm cannons for ships
5 130mm cannons for ships
5 180mm cannons for ships
1180 bombs
400 incendiary bombs
14704 shirts
14704 undershirts
727 sweaters
5538 pants
7736 uniforms
5829 coats and fur coats
16300 summer caps
34700 helmets
23963 boots
11726 rucksacks
3000 canteens
504 tents
9899 shovels
31956 entrenching spades
1906 pioneer axes
43 field axes
26796 anti-tank mines
2000 trucks
1233 km cable
507 radios

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