blank cell SVT-40 Rifle
CALIBER 7.62mm Russian
DAMAGE 2d6+4
RATE OF FIRE 1 per round
MAGAZINE CAPACITY 20 rounds
ACTION semiautomatic
LOADING magazine
BASE RANGE 110 yards
MALFUNCTION 98-90-60
YEAR 1940

Since the 1920s, the Red Army had been developing a self-loading rifle to replace the bolt-action Mosin-Nagant. The fruit of their labors was the SVT-38, which proved itself to be cumbersome, jam-prone, and difficult to maintain during the 1940 Winter War with Finland. These deficiencies were to be corrected in the SVT-40, but though the rifle was lighter and easier-to-manufacture, the SVT-40 was still founding wanting by Soviet troops. The old Mosin-Nagant was put back into service, and production of the SVT-40 ceased by 1943. While the Soviets were still trying to replace the Mosin-Nagant with the SVT-40, they also developed a sniper variant mounting a 3.5x telescopic sight called the SNT to replace the bolt-action "Snayper" rifle. The SNT proved to be as unreliable and inaccurate as the SVT-40 in comparison to the Mosin-Nagant. Early in the war, the German captured a factory producing the SVT-40, and enough stocks were found to issue them to the Wehrmacht.


DELTA GREEN 1939-1945 : EQUIPMENT : RIFLES