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Ottoman Empire

Osmanlı İmparatorluğu

 

Government Information

 

Government type: Prussian Constitutionalism

Sultan: İlhami Selim Sadık

 

Foreign Minister: Rızvan Süleyman Karga ([topic='124040']Office of Foreign Affairs[/topic])

 

Official language: Turkish

Recognized regional languages: Greek, Bulgarian

State religion: Islam

Recognized regional religions: Orthodox Christianity

Currency: Sultani (3.45 g of gold)

Denonym: Ottoman

 

Geography

 

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Borders of the Ottoman Empire, circa 1941

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Ottoman Empire Armed Forces

 

Imperial Ottoman Army

İmparatorluk Osmanlı Ordusu

 

Strength: 1.8 million soldiers

7,200 artillery pieces

2,500 armored units

 

Equipment of the Imperial Ottoman Army

 

Small arms

 

Infantry rifle: Lee Enfield No. 4 Mk. I

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Specifications

[spoiler]Weight: 4 kg (8.8 lb)
Length: 44 in (1,118 mm)
Barrel length: 25.2 in (640 mm)
Cartridge: .303 Mk VII SAA Ball
Action: Bolt-action
Rate of fire :20–30 aimed shots per minute
Muzzle velocity: 744 m/s (2,441 ft/s)
Effective firing range: 550 yd (503 m)
Maximum firing range: 3,000 yd (2,743 m)
Feed system: 10-round magazine, loaded with 5-round charger clips
Sights: Sliding ramp rear sights, fixed-post front sights, "dial" long-range volley sights[/spoiler]

 

Pistol: Walther P-38

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Specifications

[spoiler]Weight: 800 g (1 lb 12 oz)
Length: 216 mm (8.5 in)
Barrel length: 125 mm (4.9 in)
Cartridge: 9×19mm Parabellum
Action: Short recoil, locked breech
Muzzle velocity: 365 m/s (1,200 ft/s)
Effective firing range: Sights set for 50 m (55 yd)
Feed system: 8-round detachable single-stack magazine
Sights: Rear notch and front blade post[/spoiler]

 

Sub-machine gun: MP 40

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Specifications

[spoiler]Weight: 3.97 kg (8.75 lb)
Length: 833 mm (32.8 in) stock extended / 630 mm (24.8 in) stock folded
Barrel length: 251 mm (9.9 in)
Cartridge: 9×19mm Parabellum
Action: Straight blowback, open bolt
Rate of fire: 500–550 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity: 400 m/s (1,312 ft/s)
Effective firing range: 100[5] - 200 m
Maximum firing range: 200m
Feed system: 32-round detachable box magazine
Sights: Hooded front blade, fixed and flip-up U-notch rear[/spoiler]

 

Light machine gun: Bren

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Specifications

[spoiler]Weight: 22.83 lb (10.35 kg)
Length: 42.9 in (1,156 mm)
Barrel length: 25 in (635 mm)
Crew: 2, firer and magazine/barrel changer
Cartridge: .303 British
Action: Gas-operated, tilting bolt
Rate of fire: 500–520 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity: 2440 ft/s (743.7 m/s)
Effective firing range: 600 yd (550 m)
Maximum firing range: 1850 yd
Feed system: 30-round detachable box magazine
Sights: Iron[/spoiler]

 

General-purpose machine gun: MG 34

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Specifications

[spoiler]Weight: 12.1 kg (26.7 lb), 19.2 kg (42.3 lb) (with tripod)
Length: 1,219 mm (48.0 in)
Barrel length: 627 mm (24.7 in)
Cartridge: 7.92×57mm Mauser
Action: Open bolt, Recoil-operated, Rotating bolt
Rate of fire: 600–1000 rounds/min selectable on pistol grip
Muzzle velocity: 762 m/s (2,500 ft/s)
Effective firing range: 1200+ m
Feed system: 50/250-round belts, 50-round drum, or 75-round drum magazine with modification
Sights: Iron sights calibrated to 2000 meters in 100 meter increments.[/spoiler]

 

Battle rifle: M1 Garand (Janissaries only)

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Specifications

[spoiler]Weight: 9.5 lb (4.31 kg) to 11.6 lb (5.3 kg)
Length: 43.5 in (1,100 mm)
Barrel length: 24 in (609.6 mm)
Cartridge .30-06 Springfield (7.62×63mm)
Action: Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire: 40−50 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity: 2,800 ft/s (853 m/s)
Effective firing range: 500 yd (457 m)
Feed system: 8-round en-bloc clip, internal magazine
Sights: Rear sight: adjustable aperture front sight: wing protected post[/spoiler]

 

Sniper rifle: Kar 98k

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Specifications

[spoiler]Weight: 3.7 kg (8.2 lb) – 4.1 kg (9.0 lb)
Length: 1,110 mm (43.70 in)
Barrel length: 610 mm (24.02 in)
Cartridge: 7.92×57mm Mauser
Action: Bolt-action
Muzzle velocity: 860 m/s (2,822 ft/s)
Effective firing range: 1,000 m (1,090 yd) with telescopic sight
Feed system: 5-round stripper clip, internal magazine
Sights: Telescopic sight[/spoiler]

 

Anti-tank rifle: M1939 anti-tank rifle

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Specifications

[spoiler]Weight: 50 kg (unloaded)
Length: 2100 mm
Barrel length: 1250 mm
Caliber: 20 x 125 mm
Action: Gas-operated
Rate of fire: 12 round/min
Muzzle velocity: 750 m/s (2,460 ft/s)
Feed system: 7 round detachable box magazine[/spoiler]

 

Flamethrower: Yangın atmalar modeli 1909

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Specifications

[spoiler]Weight: 50.0 lb (22.7 kg)
Crew: 1
Effective firing range: 25 m
Maximum firing range: 30 m
Feed system: 9 litre fuel tank, 1 nitrogen tank (propellant)
Sights: None[/spoiler]

 

Combat knife: Bıçak modeli 1899 Mücadele

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Hand grenade: Patates ezici

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Specifications

[spoiler]Weight: 595g
Length: 365 mm
Diameter: 70 mm
Filling: Trinitrotoluene
Detonation mechanism: 5 seconds[/spoiler]

 

Artillery and air defense

 

Infantry gun: 7.5 cm Light Gun

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Specifications

[spoiler]Weight: 400 kilograms (880 lb)
Barrel length: 88 cm (3 ft) L/11.2
Crew: 5
Shell: cased cartridge
Shell weight: 6 kilograms (13 lb)
Caliber: 75 millimetres (3.0 in)
Breech: Shotgun-type block
Carriage: split trail
Elevation: -10° to 73°
Traverse: 12°
Rate of fire: 8-12 rpm
Muzzle velocity: 210 m/s (690 ft/s)
Maximum firing range: 3,550 m (3,880 yd)[/spoiler]

 

Mountain gun: 7.5 cm Mountain Gun

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Specifications

[spoiler]Weight: 750 kg (1,650 lb)
Length: 1.45 m (4 ft 9 in) (overall length)
Crew: Five
Shell: 75×130 mm. R (separate-loading, cased charge)
Shell weight: 5.75 kg (12.7 lb)
Caliber: 75 millimetres (3.0 in)
Breech: horizontal sliding block
Carriage: split trail
Elevation: -2° to +70°
Traverse: 40°
Rate of fire: 6-8 rpm
Muzzle velocity: 475 m/s (1,560 ft/s)
Maximum firing range: 9,250 m (10,120 yd)[/spoiler]

 

Field gun: 15 cm Heavy Field Gun

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Specifications

[spoiler]Weight: 5,530 kg (12,191 lbs)
Barrel length: 4.5 m (14 ft 9 in) L/30
Shell: 149 mm × 260 R (cased separate-loading ammunition)
Shell weight: 43.5 kg (96 lb) (HE)
Caliber: 149.1 mm (5.89 in)
Breech: horizontal sliding block
Recoil: hydropneumatic
Carriage: split trail
Elevation: −3° to +45°
Traverse: 64°
Rate of fire: 4 rpm
Muzzle velocity: 495 m/s (1,620 ft/s)
Maximum firing range: 13,250 m (14,490 yd)[/spoiler]

 

Heavy anti-aircraft gun/anti-tank gun: 8.8 cm Flak 37

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Specifications

[spoiler]Weight: 7,407 kg (16,325 lbs)
Length: 5.791 m (20 ft)
Barrel length: 4.938 m (16 ft 2 in) L/56
Height: 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) (firing)
Shell: 88 × 571 mm. R
Caliber: 88 mm (3.46 in)
Barrels: One, 32 grooves with right-hand increasing twist from 1/45 to 1/30
Breech: Horizontal semi-automatic sliding block
Recoil: Independent liquid and hydropneumatic
Carriage: Sonderanhänger 202
Elevation: -3° to +85°
Traverse: 360°
Rate of fir:e 15–20 rpm
Muzzle velocity: 820 m/s (2,690 ft/s)
Effective firing range: 14,860 m (16,250 yds) ground target
7,620 m (25,000 ft) effective ceiling
Maximum firing range: 11,900 m (39,000 ft) maximum ceiling
Sights: ZF.20[/spoiler]

 

Light anti-aircraft gun: 3.7 cm Flak 37

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Specifications

[spoiler]Weight: 2,000 kg (4,400 lb) (transport)
Crew: 6–7
Shell: 37 × 263 mm. B
Shell weight: 623–659 grams (1.373–1.453 lb)
Caliber: 37 millimetres (1.5 in)
Barrels: 57 calibers
Breech: gas-operated bolt
Carriage: three-legged platform
Elevation: -7° 30' to +90°
Traverse: 360°
Rate of fire: 150 rpm (practical), 250 rpm (theoretical)
Muzzle velocity: 770–820 m/s (2,500–2,700 ft/s)
Effective firing range: 4,800 m (15,700 ft) (anti-aircraft)
Maximum firing range: 6,500 m (7,100 yd) (ground range)
Feed system: 8-round clips[/spoiler]

 

Light anti-tank gun: 2-pounder

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Specifications

[spoiler]Weight: 814 kg (1,795 lb)
Barrel length overall: 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) L/52
bore: 2 m (6 ft 7 in) L/50
Crew: 3–5
Shell: 40×304 mm. R
Calibre: 40 mm (1.575 in)
Breech: semi-automatic vertical block
Recoil: hydrospring
Carriage: three-leg platform
Elevation: -13° to +15°
Traverse: 360°
Rate of fire: 22 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 792 m/s (2,600 ft/s) with AP shot
Effective firing range: 914 m (1,000 yd)
Maximum firing range: 1000 m (1093.6 yd)
Feed system: Breech-loaded
Sights: No.24b[/spoiler]

 

Armored forces

 

Amphibious/light armored car: modeli 99 (300 owned)

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Specifications

[spoiler]Weight: 7.5 tons
Length: 6.55 meters
Width: 1.91 meters
Height: 2.95 meters
Crew: 6
Armor: 10 mm
Main armament: 7.7mm MG
Secondary armament: Slits for rifles or light machine guns
Engine: gasoline (petrol) 40 hp
Suspension: wheeled
Operational range: 241 km (150 mi)
Speed: 40 km/h road, 59.5 km/h rail[/spoiler]

 

Armored reconnaissance: Sd. Kfz. 222 (400 owned)

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Specifications

[spoiler]Weight: 4,000 kg
Length: 4.8 m (15 ft 9 in)
Width: 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Height: 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)
Crew: 4
Armor: 5 - 14.5 mm
Main armament: 1 × 2 cm KwK 30 L/55 autocannon
Secondary armament: 1 × Maschinengewehr 34 
Engine: Horch 3.8 V8 petrol 90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp)
Suspension: 4x4
Operational range: 300 km (186 mi)
Speed: road: 80 km (50 mi) cross-country: 40 km (25 mi)[/spoiler]

 

Heavy armored car: Sd. Kfz. 232 (50 owned)

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Specifications

[spoiler]Weight: 8.3 tons
Length; 5.9 m (19 ft 4 in)
Width: 2.2 m (7 ft 3 in)
Height: 2.9 m (9 ft 6 in)
Crew: 4 (commander, gunner, driver, secondary driver)
Armor: 8-15 mm (.31-.59 in)
Main armament: 2 cm KwK 30 L/55
Secondary armament: 7.92 mm MG34 MG
Engine: 8-cyl petrol 155 hp (115.58 kW)
Suspension: 8 wheels
Operational range: 300 km (186 mi)
Speed: 85 km/h (53 mph)[/spoiler]

 

Light tank: Renault R35 (250 owned)

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Specifications

[spoiler]Weight: 10.6 metric ton
Length: 4.02 m (13 ft 2 in)
Width: 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Height: 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in)
Crew: 2
Armour: 43 mm
Main armament: 37 mm L/21 SA18
Secondary armament: 7.5 mm MAC31 Reibel machine gun
Engine: Renault V-4 82 hp
Power/weigh;t 8.0 hp/ton
Suspension: Horizontal rubber cylinder springs
Operational range: 130 km
Speed: 20 km/h[/spoiler]

 

Light tank: Hotchkiss 35 (250 owned)

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Specifications

[spoiler]Weight: 11 metric tonnes
Length: 4.22 m (13 ft 10 in)
Width: 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Height: 2.15 m (7 ft 1 in)
Crew; 2
Armour: 40 mm turret, 34 mm hull
Main armament: 37 mm SA 18 gun
Secondary armament: 7.5 mm Reibel machine gun
Engine: six-cylinder 3480 cc 78 hp
Power/weight: 7.1 hp/t
Suspension: horizontal helical springs
Fuel capacity: 180 litres
Operational range: 129 km (80 mi)
Speed: 28 km/h (17 mph)[/spoiler]

 

Heavy tank: Char B1 bis (550 owned)

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Specifications

[spoiler]Weight: 28 tonnes
Length: 6.37 m (20 ft 11 in)
Width: 2.46 m (8 ft 1 in)
Height: 2.79 m (9 ft 2 in)
Crew: 4
Armor: 60 mm (Char B1 bis)
Main armament: 75 mm ABS SA 35 howitzer
Secondary armament: 47 mm SA 35, 2 × 7.5 mm Reibel machine guns
Engine: Renault inline 6 cylinder 16.5 litre petrol 272 hp
Power/weight: 9.7 hp/tonne
Transmission: 5 forward, 1 reverse gear
Suspension: bogies with a mixture of vertical coil and leaf springs
Fuel capacity: 400 L
Operational range: 200 km (120 mi)
Speed: 28 km/h (17 mph), 21 km/h (13 mph) off-road
Steering system; double differential[/spoiler]

 

Heavy tank: KV-1 (50 owned)

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Specifications

[spoiler]Weight: 45 tonnes
Length: 6.75 m (22 ft 2 in)
Width: 3.32 m (10 ft 11 in)
Height: 2.71 m (8 ft 11 in)
Crew: 5
Armour: 90 mm maximum
Main armament: 76 mm F-34 gun
Secondary armament: 3× or 4× DT machine guns
Engine: Model V-2 V12 Diesel engine 600 hp (450 kW)
Power/weight: 13 hp/tonne
Suspension: Torsion bar
Operational range: 335 km
Speed: 35 km/h (22 mph)[/spoiler]

 

Fire support tank: StuG III (200 owned)

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Specifications

[spoiler]Weight: 23.9 tonnes (52,690 lbs)
Length: 6.85 m (22 ft 6 in)
Width: 2.95 m (9 ft 8 in)
Height: 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in)
Crew: 4
Armor: 16 – 80 mm (.62 - 3.15 in)
Main armament: 1x 7.5 cm StuK 40 L/48 (54 rounds)

Secondary armament: 1x 7.92 mm Maschinengewehr 34 (600 rounds)
Engine: Maybach HL 120 TRM V-12 gasoline engine driving six-speed transmission[3] 300 PS (296 hp, 221 kW)
Power/weight: 12.6 PS/tonne
Suspension: torsion bar
Operational range: 155 km (96 mi)
Speed: 40 km/h (25 mph)[/spoiler]

 

Medium tank: Panzer IV Ausf. E (400 owned)

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Specifications

[spoiler]Weight: 25.0 tonnes (27.6 short tons; 24.6 long tons)
Length: 5.92 metres (19 ft 5 in), 7.02 metres (23 ft 0 in) gun forward
Width: 2.88 m (9 ft 5 in)
Height: 2.68 m (8 ft 10 in)
Crew: 5 (commander, gunner, loader, driver, radio operator/bow machine-gunner)
Armour 10-88 mm
Main armament: 7.5 cm KwK 37 (87 rds.)
Secondary armament: 2 × 7.92 mm Maschinengewehr 34 Panzerlauf (3,150 rds.)
Engine: 12-cylinder Maybach HL 120 TRM V12 300 PS (296 hp, 220 kW)
Power/weight: 12 PS/t
Transmission: (Synchromesh ZF SSG 77) 6 forward and 1 reverse ratios
Suspension: Leaf spring
Fuel capacity: 470 l (120 US gal)
Operational range: 200 km (120 mi)
Speed: 42 km/h (26 mph) road, 16 km/h (9.9 mph) off road[/spoiler]

 

Medium tank: T-34 (50 owned)

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Specifications

[spoiler] Weight: 26.3 tons

Length: 5.92 m

Width: 3 m

Height: 2.45 m

Crew: 4

Armor: 16-45 mm

Main armament: 76.2 mm L-11 model 1939

Secondary armament: 2 x DT 7.62 mm machine guns

Engine: 12 cylinder V-2-34

Suspension: Christie

Operational range: 300-400 km

Speed: 53.5 km[/spoiler]

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