The Russian SVT Rifle: Bad News for the Nazis
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Sebastien Roblin

History, Eurasia

The SVT rifle holds its own.

Here's What You Need to Remember: In the end, SVTs saw considerable action on the Eastern Front of World War II, even if they were overshadowed by other mass-produced weapons. Although its capabilities were not a perfect fit for the Soviet World War II machine, they offered a foretaste of its later development of automatic weapons.

The United States was the first major power to adopt a semi-automatic service rifle during World War...

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