The state of armament and conditions in which Soviet Union Armed Forces had to enter into the armed struggle against fascist invaders at the beginning of the Great Patriotic War (1941 – 1945) are considered in the article. The stages of reformation and rearmament of the army by small arms in the war-time are disclosed. The short analysis of the weapon which was admitted the best in the Great Patriotic War, and also the small arms perspectives perfection of the second half of the 20-th century and development directions of the modern standards of weapon, is conducted.
prominent gunsmiths, small arms, rate of fire, rapidity of fire, caliber
"Striletska zbroia peremozhtsiv (i vse-taky vona krashcha)" ,
Science and Technology of the Air Force of Ukraine,