Sunday, May 26, 2013

Czech Republic




Czech Republic


Czech Republic
Capital:Prague




Czechoslovakia split into Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

NATO member nation


26,000 total military personnel

Air Force

JAS 39 Gripen fighter jets-14



L-159 ALCA fighter aircraft (Czechoslovakian made)-72

L-39 Albatros trainer/light attack aircraft (Czechoslovakian made)-16

An-26 transport aircraft
C-295M transport aircraft
Yak-40 transport aircraft
L-410 Turbolet transport aircraft (Czech made)

Zlin Z-142 trainer aircraft (Czechoslovakian made)
EV 97 Czech made ultralight trainer aircraft

Mi-35 attack helicopters
Mi-24 attack helicopters
Mi-17 transport helicopters

Mi-2 helicopters
PZL W3 helicopters (10)


Sojka III unmanned aerial vehicles

Air Defense
SA-6 Gainful (2K12 Kub-M2) surface-to-air missiles
SA-13 Gopher (9K35 Strela-10M) surface-to-air missiles
RBS-70 surface-to-air missiles

M-53/59 Praga Czechoslovakian made self propelled anti-aircraft with twin 30mm guns. Retired.


Czech Air Force personnel wear dark blue berets


The Czech Republic is landlocked and has no navy.

Army
T-72 tanks-123

BVP-2 Infantry Fighting Vehicles (BMP-2)-174

BVP-1 Infantry Fighting Vehicles (BMP-1)-207
BpzV-1 armored reconnaissance vehicles (based on the BMP-1)-76
Pardur II Infantry Fighting Vehicles
Tatra trucks


M1982 PRAM-1 120mm mortars
SPM-85 PRAM-5 120mm mortars

Anti-Tank weapons
FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank guided missiles
Carl Gustav M3
RPG-7
RPG-75 (Czech made disposable rocket launchers)


Uk vz 59 machine guns
Cz 805 assault rifles (To replace the vz 58)

Sa vz 58 assault rifles
Sa 23 (vz 48a) sub-machine guns. 9x19mm Parabellum. Wooden stock.
Sa 24 (vz 48a/52) sub-machine guns. 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Wooden stock.
Sa 25 (vz 48b) sub-machine guns.  9x19mm Parabellum.. Folding stock.
Sa 26 (vz 48b/52) sub-machine guns. 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Folding stock.


Skorpion vz 61 sub-machine guns

PDW Skorpion EVO III sub-machine guns
HK MP5 sub-machine guns
SVD Dragunov sniper rifles
Cz 700 Sniper rifles
Cz 75 pistols
Cz 97B pistols
Cz 100 pistols

RM-70 122mm multiple rocket launchers (Czechoslovakian made). Retired in 2011?


ShKH-77 DANA 152mm self propelled howitzers (Czechoslovakian made)-89


Still part of U.S. so called “Missile Defense Shield”?


Maroon berets
4th Rapid Deployment Brigade (Airborne unit)
601st Special Forces Group



Army personnel
Light green berets


Dark green berets- Reconnaissance units

Black berets- Military Police

Grey berets- Logistic and Medical personnel

Orange berets- Civil defense personnel



Czech Intelligence Agencies
Office of Foreign Relations and Information (UZSI)
National Security Office (NBU)







World War 2 and Pre World War 2 era Czech weapons
The Panzer 35t light tank was actually a Czech made tank pressed into German service after Germany invaded Czechoslovakia in 1939. Panzerkampfwagen 35 (t) or Pz.Kpfw.35 (t). The “t” stood for “tschechisch”, the German word for Czech. The orgiginal Czech designation for these tanks was the LT vz 35 or LT 35, which stood for Lehky Tank vzor 35 (Light Tank Model 35). Made by Skoda.

The Panzer 38t light tank was actually a Czech made tank pressed into German service after Germany invaded Czechoslovakia in 1939. Panzerkampfwagen 38 (t) or Pz.Kpfw.38 (t). The “t” stood for “tschechisch”, the German word for Czech. The orgiginal Czech designation for these tanks was the LT vz 38.

37mm Skoda A7 tank gun






Companies
Skoda
Aero Vodochody
LET
Tatra




Czech military pictures




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