Korean War: Chinese PVA Infantry SquadAdd to Wish List
A Chinese infantry squad consists of 10 men led by a Corporal. Submachine guns were uncommon, but some units were issued with Soviet PPSh-41s. The Czechoslovakian designed and locally made Zb vz. 26 served as the squad's light machine gun....
Korean War: Chinese PVA support groupAdd to Wish List
Chinese PVA Support Group Headquarters Team Officers of the CCP army were selected on past military experience and political ideology. CCP army officers did not carry swords like Japanese officers. They had titles, not ranks; for example, Platoon Commander or...
Korean War: Chinese PVA Conscript SquadAdd to Wish List
A large portion of the Chinese PVA was made up of conscript peasant soldiers and soldiers captured during the Civil War. Some soldiers had actually surrendered during the Civil War and were forcibly conscripted. Loyalty and capability remained in question...
Korean War: Chinese PVA flamethrower, bazooka & light mortar teamsAdd to Wish List
The Chinese used flamethrowers in relatively large numbers during the early battles of the Second Sino-Japanese War. The success of the weapon system demonstrated the effectiveness in pushing defenders out of a fortified position. Flamethrowers were sourced from Germany and...
Korean War: Chinese PVA medium mortar teamAdd to Wish List
The Chinese had a fair number of medium mortars in the infantry battalion, typically utilizing the Russian model 82mm and the 81mm Brandt Mle 27/31 medium mortar. The Chinese PVA formed small batteries of three tubes in an infantry battalion’s...