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Attack, supported by DT machinegun, 1941 heavy DShK machinegun at Dnepr, 1943

Maxim MG team, 1941 DT machinegun team USSR

Some of the best Soviet machinegunners:
  • Nuradilov Hanpasha - about 920 killed enemies and 7 MGs.
  • Pugaev Stepan Alexandrovich - over 350 killed enemies.
  • Zhezheri Alexander (89th Guards regiment, 7.62mm Maxim) - it's known about 343 killed enemies, 3 MG emplacements.
  • Chemodurov Vyacheslav Ivanovich (858th regiment) - about 300 killed enemies.
  • Sinyavin Fyodor Fyodorovich (9th Guards rifle regiment) - 190 killed Germans.
  • Junev Alexander Petrovich (2nd Guards airborne regiment) - it's known 153 killed enemies.
  • Namakonov Pyotr Georgievich (152nd rifle regiment) - 150 killed Japaneses.
  • Gluhov Fyodor Dmitrievich (184th Guards regiment) - it's known about approximately 140 killed enemies, 4 destroyed MG emplacements and 1 armored car.
  • Bogomolov Nikolay Trofimovich (142nd regiment) - it's known over 130 killed German soldiers.
  • Antonov Vasily Petrovich (271st regiment) - it's known approximately 130 killed enemies.
  • Kolomietz Petr Ivanovich (267th regiment) - it's known approximately 120 killed enemies.
  • Troshin Alexey Vasilievich - it's known about 108 killed enemies.
  • Romanov V.A. (162nd rifle division, 7.62mm Maxim) - it's known about over 100 killed German soldiers.
  • Harchenko M.S. (2nd Leningrad partisan brigade) - over 100 killed enemies.
  • V.P. Zharkov (262nd Guards regiment, 7.62mm Maxim) - 8 destroyed MG emplacements, and tens of enemies.
  • Solman Baybusunov (7.62mm Maxim) - 7 destroyed MG emplacements, and tens of enemies.
  • Cherepahin Sergey Pavlovich - it's known about 5 destroyed MG emplacements and 2 trucks, and tens of enemies.


  • If you can enlarge this incompleted list, please E-mail me.

    See also top infantrymen , snipers , tankbusters , sappers lists.

    Captured MG-34 machinegun Maxim machinegun

    Soviet MachineGuns
    nametypecaliber, mm weight, kgmuzzle speed, m/scapacity max ROF, shot/minpract. ROF, shot/minaim range, m
    Maximheavy7.62 62..66860band 250 (or 500)600250..3002700
    DP-27light7.62 12840clip 47600801500
    DT-29removable from a tank 10.5disk 6380..1251000
    DS-39medium7.62 33855band 250600 / 1200300..3102400
    SG-43medium7.62 40.4800band 250500..700300..3502300
    DShK-38heavy12.7 155830..850band 50550..600803500
    DShK penetrated 16mm armor at 500m.

    Maxim machinegun in Stalingrad DP machinegun team

    Maxim at Willis in 1944


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