Thursday, 31 December 2015

AA MG

"State Committee of Defense Decree #6723s
October 14th, 1944
Moscow, Kremlin

On the installation of large caliber DShK machineguns on IS tanks and SPGs.

The State Committee of Defense decrees that:
  1. The NKTP (comrade Malyshev) and Kirov Factory director comrade Zaltsmann must install large caliber DShK AA machineguns on IS tanks and SPGs according to Kirov Factory blueprints.
    1. In October of 1944: on 25 ISU-122S SPGs with D-25S guns.
    2. In November of 1944: on 25 ISU SPGs with D-25S guns and 25 IS tanks.
    3. In December of 1944: on 125 ISU SPGs and 125 IS tanks.
    4. Starting in January 1945: on all IS tanks and SPGs.
  2. NKV (comrade Ustinov) and GAU (comrade Yakovlev) must provide the Kirov Factory with DShK machineguns (without mounts) with K-8T collimating sights, belt boxes, and ammunition belts.
    1. In October and November of 1944, monthly: 
      1. 150 DShK machineguns.
      2. 150 K-8T collimating sights.
      3. 5 belts and 5 boxes per machinegun.
    2. In December of 1944: 
      1. 400 DShK machineguns.
      2. 400 K-8T collimating sights.
      3. 5 belts and 5 boxes per machinegun.
    3. Stating in January 1945:
      1. Enough machineguns for the full production of the Kirov factory.
  3. NKV (comrade Ustinov) and GAU (comrade Yakovlev) must supply USA GBTU with 1000 rounds of ammunition per DShK machinegun starting in October 1944 to supply IS tanks and SPGs produced at the Kirov Factory.
  4. Armoured and Mechanized Forces commander comrade Fedorenko and GAU chief comrade Yakovlev must, in cooperation with the NKTP and NKV, perform trials of the mass production DShK mounted on IS tanks and SPGs in the fourth quarter of 1944.
  5. The People's Commissariat of External Trade must deliver to the NKTP the following in the fourth quarter of 1944, at the cost of other commissariats:
    1. 2 turret lathes
    2. 6 horizontal milling machines
    3. 6 vertical million machines
    4. 6 radial drilling machines
Chair of the State Committee of Defense, I. Stalin"

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