Military equipment of Germany's allies on the Balkan and Russian fronts (1941–1945)

Military equipment of Germany's allies on the Balkan and Russian fronts (1941–1945)

This is a list of military equipment of Germany's allies on the Balkan and Russian fronts (1941–1945). Other weapons were used for training or national defense purposes in capitals and main cities.

This list in Axis states presents a comprehensive list of equipment(including western weapons) in operational use on the Russian front or Yugoslav areas, by Neutral Pro-Axis countries including current Italian and German equipment received from these states, and those Russian armaments received in time, and certain western equipment in use against Soviets in eastern front also.




Armoured equipment

Finnish artillery

  • 7.5 cm PaK40 Cannon
  • 5 cm Cannon

Finnish volunteers in the Waffen SS

  • Finnisches Freiwilligen-Bataillon der Waffen-SS
  • SS Freiwilligen-Battalion Nordost


There is only a reference to some aircraft in use in Africa, Eastern Front and other French and German aircraft received in the Italian Social Republic period; the armor and tanks were used in the Africa, Balkan and Italian areas.


Armoured equipment

Italian volunteers in German Forces

  • Italienische-Freiwilligen-Legion
  • Karstwehr-Bataillon
  • Karstwehr-Kompanie
  • 1.Sturm-Brigade Italienische Freiwilligen-Legion
  • Waffen-Gebirgs-(Karstjäger-)Brigade der SS
  • 24.Waffen-Gebirgs-(Karstjäger-)Division der SS
  • Waffen-Grenadier-Brigade der SS (italienische Nr. 1)
  • 29.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (italienische Nr. 1)



Armoured equipment

  • Škoda OA vz.27 Armoured car
  • Tatra OA vz.30 Armoured car
  • ČKD Praga T-33 tankette(Tančik vz. 33)
  • ČKD Praga LT vz.34
  • Škoda LT vz.35
  • ČKD Praga THNPS1 aka LT vz.38/BMM PzKpfw 38(t) Ausf. A,G,S
  • ČKD Praga LLT (LT vz.40)
  • Panzerjaeger 38(t) fuer 7.62 cm PaK36(r) Sd.Kfz. 139 (Marder III)
  • Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf c, A, B und C Sd.Kfz. 121 (Panzer IIc)
  • Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf N Sd.Kfz. 141/2 (Panzer III N)
  • Škoda MTH (Leichter Raupenschlepper MTH)
  • ČKD Praga III (Leichter Raupenschlepper T-III(t))
  • ČKD Praga IV (Mittlerer Raupenschlepper T-IV(t))
  • ČKD Praga TH (Praga T 6)
  • ČKD Praga T9 (Praga TH 6)



Armoured equipment

  • Armoured car Tatra Koprivnice T-72 (OA vz.30)
  • 39M Csaba Scout Car
  • Skoda S-II-c (T-21)
  • Turán I, II, III (Skoda T-22)
  • 40/43M Zrínyi II Assault Gun
  • 38M Toldi I, II, III Tank (Landsverk L-60)
  • Antiaircraft Tank 40M Nimrod (40M Nimrod legvedelmi harckocsi) (Landsverk L-62 (Anti II) SPAAA)
  • LT vz.35
  • PzKpfw 38(t)
  • PzKpfw III and IV (D, F-1, F-2, G)
  • StuG III Ausf. G 7.5 cm Sturmgeschutz 40 Ausf G Sd Kfz 142/1
  • PzKpfw I
  • Ansaldo CV33
  • Gerat 555, Pz Jag Wg 638/10, Pz Jag 38(t) (Hetzer)
  • Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer (Panzerjager 38(t)) for 7.5 cm PaK39
  • Panzer PzKpfw VI Tiger 1 (retained German Markings)
  • American M3 Stuart Light Tank (captured on the eastern front)
  • T-34/76 (captured on Eastern Front)
  • T-27 Soviet Tank (captured on Eastern Front)
  • BT-10 Soviet Light Tank (captured on Eastern Front)
  • BA-20 Soviet Armored Car (captured on Eastern Front)

Hungarian artillery

Hungarian volunteers in the Waffen SS

  • 22. SS-Freiwilligen-Kavallerie-Division Maria Theresa
  • 1.Ungarische-SS-Schi-Bataillon
  • 1.Ungarische SS-Sturmjäger Regiment
  • 25.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS Hunyadi (ungarische Nr. 1)
  • 26.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS Hungaria (ungarische Nr. 2)
  • 33.Waffen-Kavallerie-Division der SS (ungarnische Nr. 3)
  • Ney SS regiment
  • Kampfgruppe Deák
  • Waffen-Schi Bataillon der SS 25
  • Waffen-Schi Bataillon der SS 26



Armoured equipment

  • Renault FT-17
  • Vickers 6 ton
  • Vickers Armstrong Artillery Tractor
  • Renault U.E.2 "Malaxa"
  • Soviet Komsomolets Tractor
  • Vickers Carden Loyd Mark VI Light Tank
  • Tank R-1 (CKD AH-4)
  • Renault R-35
  • PzKpfw 38(t)
  • PzKpfw III N
  • PzKpfw IV F1
  • PzKpfw IV H-T4
  • StuG III G
  • Tacam T-60 (Tacam-1)
  • Tacam R-2 (LT vz 35)
  • PzKpfw V-Panther Ausf. A & G
  • Soviet T-34/85 (some captured examples)
  • Soviet SU-76 (some captured examples)
  • CKD Praga TH, Praga T6, T-VI-R (Praga T 6.)
  • U.S. M3A3 Medium Tank (Captured in eastern front)
  • U.S. M3A1 Light Tank (Captured in eastern front)
  • Mareşal tank destroyer/Support Gun
  • Goliath Armoured vehicle
  • Reşiţa Armored Car
  • I.A.R. 22 - Prime Mover
  • ADGZ Armored Car
  • PSW 222
  • SPW 250/1
  • SPW 251/1
  • FAMO F3 Model 1939
  • Gepanzerte Zugkraftwagen 8t (Sd Kfz 7)
  • BA-64
  • Skoda PA-III (OA vz.27) Armoured Car
  • Tatra Koprivnice T-72 (OA vz.30)
  • CKD Praga TNSPE
  • Autoblinda Armored Car

Romanian artillery

  • Romanian 37 mm At Cannon
  • Romanian 75 mm Cannon
  • Hotchkiss AA-AT 25 mm single gun
  • Hotchkiss AA-AT 25 mm double gun
  • Hotchkiss AA-At 37 mm single gun
  • Hotchkiss AA-At 37 mm double gun

Romanian volunteers in the Waffen SS

  • Waffen-Grenadier Division der SS (rumänische Nr. 1)
  • Waffen-Grenadier-Regiment der SS (rumänisches Nr 2)
  • SS Panzer-Zerstörer-Regiment (rumänische Nr 2)



Armoured equipment

Croatian volunteers in German forces

  • Zrakoplovna Satnija (17. Air Force Company)
  • 369. (Kroatische) Infanterie-Division
  • 373. (Kroatische) Infanterie-Division
  • 392. (Kroatische) Infanterie-Division
  • Hrvatska Zrakoplovna Legija (Croatian Air Force Legion)
  • Hrvatska zrakoplovna izobrazbena skupina (Croatian Air Force Training Wing)
  • 'Hrvatska PZ Legija' (Croatian Anti-Aircraft Legions)
  • Infanterie Regiment 369 (kroatisches) (Croatian Legion)
  • Hrvatski Pomorski Sklop (Croatian Naval Legion)
  • 13. Waffen-Gebirgs-Division der SS Handschar (kroatische Nr. 1)
  • 23. Waffen-Gebirgs-Division der SS Kama (kroatische Nr. 2)



Armoured equipment

  • Carro Veloce CV 33
  • Vickers 6-ton tank Mk. E Alternative B
  • CKD T-11 (LT vz. 35)
  • Renault R-35
  • Gerat 81 Leichte Panzerspahwagen (2 cm) Sd Kfz. 222
  • Gerat 82 Leichte Panzerspahwagen (Fu) Sd Kfz 223
  • PzKpfw. IV Ausf. G
  • Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf G Sd Kfz 161/1 und 161/2 (Maybach T-IV)
  • StuG III Ausf. G 7.5 cm Sturmgeschutz 40 Ausf G Sd Kfz 142/1 (Samochodno Oryzie 75)
  • PzKpfw. 38(t)
  • Hotchkiss H-39
  • Somua S-35
  • BMW R-12 motorcycles
  • AWO motorcycles
  • Truck Horch
  • Praga AV
  • Volkswagen Kubel
  • Opel Blitz
  • RSO
  • Gepanzerte Zugkraftwagen 8t (Sd Kfz 7)
  • Hetzer
  • Turan I
  • Semovente L40 da 47/32
  • 105 mm StuG armor
  • German PzKpfw V Panther A, D, G
  • Steyr 640 Truck
  • Jagdpanzer IV

Bulgarian volunteers in the Waffen SS

  • Waffen-Grenadier Regiment der SS (bulgarisches Nr 1)
  • SS Panzer-Zerstörer-Regiment (bulgarisches)
  • Waffen-Grenadier Division der SS (bulgarische Nr 1)



Armoured equipment

  • Fiat 3000
  • PzKpfw IV Ausf. G
  • PzKpfw IV Ausf. H
  • StuG IIIG
  • Renault FT17
  • Camion Protegido Car 1921
  • 1921 Schneider CA-1
  • Hispano-Suiza Armored Truck
  • 1923 Saint Chamond Wheel cum Track
  • Tank Trubia
  • Tank Trubia A4
  • Oteyza 1935 Armored Car
  • Verdeja (tank)
  • Citroën-Kegresse P16 Model 29
  • Vickers Carden Loyd Tankette
  • Bilbao Armored Car
  • Vickers E Type, 6 Ton Tank
  • 1908 RMM (Rheinmetall)
  • Hotchkiss 1908

Spanish volunteers in German forces

  • 15ª Spanische Staffel/VIII FliegerKorps (Esquadron Azul)
  • 250. Infanterie-Division (División Azul)
  • Spanische-Freiwilligen-Kompanie der SS 101
  • Spanische-Freiwilligen-Kompanie der SS 102



  • Elke C. Weal, John A. Weal, Richard F. Barker and J.M. Bruce, Combat Aircraft of World War Two published by Arm & Armours Press, 2-6 Hampstead High Street, London NW3, 1977.

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