German troops riding what appears to be an Sd.Kfz. 251 in the Caucasus campaign.
Soviet tanker on a captured Panzer IV accepting flowers from a local woman during the Caucasus campaign.
Line of Soviet troops being bombarded during the Battle of the Caucasus. Possibly staged or edited - the machine gunner seems unnaturally calm.
Soviet mountaineer with PPSH-41 submachine gun in 1943.
The PPSH-41’s extremely high rate of fire gave it stellar performance at close ranges, far outclassing many weapons of the time. One may have noticed a picture on tumblr of a US Marine using a captured PPSH while clearing a building during the invasion of Iraq. He picked up the PPSH off the battlefield and preferred using it instead of his M-16 Assault Rifle in the close confines of the Iraqi buildings.
Indeed, at over 1000 rounds per minute, a single short pull of the PPSH-41’s trigger would riddle an enemy combatant with bullets, leaving him completely incapacitated, assuming the poor fellow wasn’t dead.