World Infantry Weapons: Estonia

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Handguns

Designation: Püstol TT

Common Name: Tokarev TT-33

Calibre: 7.62×25mm

Origin: Izhmekhzavod, Izhevsk, Russia?

Use: Armed forces: out of service (1991-2006). OBSOLETE.

 

Designation: Püstol PM

Common Name: Makarov PM

Calibre: 9×18mm

Origin: Izhmekhzavod, Izhevsk, Russia.

Use: Armed forces: reserve service (1991-2006). OBSOLETE.

Police forces: general service.

Sources: www.mil.ee (2008).

 

Common Name: Browning HP

Calibre: 9×19mm

Origin: Fabrique Nationale d’Armes de Guerre SA (FN), Herstal, Belgium.

Use: Police forces: special service (199?-). 100+ acquired via Netherlands. In use with K-Kommando.

 

Designation: Püstol USP

Common Name: USP

Calibre: 9×19mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Armed forces: general service (2006-). Replaced the Colt M1911A1, TT-33, and PM.

Sources: Kommersant. "Estonian Army replaces Pistol of Makarov" (27-DEC-2005); Press photos (200?).

 

Designation: Püstol Colt

Common Name: M1911A1

Calibre: 11.43×23mm (.45 ACP)

Origin: Colt’s Manufacturing Co Inc, Hartford, USA.

Use: Armed forces: out of service (199?-2006). OBSOLETE.

Sources: www.mil.ee (2008).

 

Submachine Guns and Personal Defence Weapons

Designation: Püstolkuulipilduja Mini-Uzi

Common Name: Mini-Uzi

Calibre: 9×19mm

Origin: Israel Military Industries (IMI), Ramat Ha Sharon, Israel.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (1995-). 500 acquired for US$600 each.

Details: Folding stock.

Sources: www.mil.ee (2008).

 

Common Name: MP5A3

Calibre: 9×19mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Police forces: special service (199?-). In use with K-Kommando.

Details: Retractable stock.

 

Common Name: MP5A5

Calibre: 9×19mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Police forces: special service (199?-). In use with K-Kommando.

Details: Fires semiautomatic, 3-round bursts, and full automatic. Retractable stock.

Sources: Friedrich, Joachim/Metzner, Frank. Polizei-Sondereinheiten Europas (Motorbuch, 2002).

 

Common Name: MP5K

Calibre: 9×19mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Police forces: special service (199?-). In use with K-Kommando.

Details: No stock.

 

Common Name: MP5SD3

Calibre: 9×19mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Police forces: special service (199?-). In use with K-Kommando.

Details: Integral sound suppressor. Retractable stock.

 

Common Name: Carl Gustaf M/45

Calibre: 9×19mm

Origin: Carl Gustaf Stads Gevärsfabrik, Eskilstuna, Sweden.

Use: Armed forces: reserve service (199?-).

Details: Folding stock.

 

Rifles

Common Name: AK-74

Calibre: 5.45×39mm

Origin: Izhevskiy Mashinostroitelniy Zavod (Izhmash), Izhevsk, Russia?

Use: Armed forces: reserve service (199?-). In use with Kaitseliit.

 

Common Name: AKS-74U

Calibre: 5.45×39mm

Origin: Tulskii Oruzheinyi Zavod (TOZ), Tula, Russia?

Use: Police forces: special service (199?-). In use with K-Kommando.

Details: Carbine with 250mm barrel. Folding stock.

 

Designation: Automaat M16A1

Common Name: AR-15A1 R603 (M16A1)

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Colt’s Manufacturing Corp Co, Hartford, USA.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (199?-).

Sources: www.mil.ee (2008).

 

Common Name: G36V

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf.

Use: Police forces: special service (200?-). In use with K-Kommando.

Details: Folding stock. Integral 1.5× scope.

 

Designation: Automaat Galil ARM

Common Name: Galil ARM

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Israel Military Industries (IMI), Ramat Ha Sharon, Israel.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (1995-). 11,000 ARM, AR, and SAR rifles acquired for US$818 each. Mostly replaced by FFV Ak4 in 2001-2002, but kept for urban combat units.

Details: Folding stock. Bipod.

Sources: www.mil.ee (2008); Press photos (2009).

 

Designation: Automaat Galil AR

Common Name: Galil AR

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Israel Military Industries (IMI), Ramat Ha Sharon, Israel.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (1995-). 11,000 ARM, AR, and SAR rifles acquired for US$818 each. Mostly replaced by FFV Ak4 in 2001-2002, but kept for urban combat units.

Details: Folding stock.

Sources: www.mil.ee (2008); Press photos (2009).

 

Designation: Automaat Galil SAR

Common Name: Galil SAR

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Israel Military Industries (IMI), Ramat Ha Sharon, Israel.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (1995-). 11,000 ARM, AR, and SAR rifles acquired for US$818 each. Mostly replaced by FFV Ak4 in 2001-2002, but kept for urban combat units.

Details: Carbine with 332mm barrel. Folding stock.

Sources: www.mil.ee (2008); Press photos (2009).

 

Common Name: SG551-2P SWAT

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Swiss Arms Neuhausen AG (SAN), Neuhausen, Switzerland.

Use: Police forces: special service (200?-). In use with K-Kommando.

Details: Carbine with 363mm barrel. Fires semiautomatic, 3-round limited bursts, and full-automatic. Folding stock.

 

Common Name: AK-47 (Type 56)

Calibre: 7.62×39mm

Origin: North China Industries Co. (NORINCO), Beijing, China.

Use: Armed forces: reserve service (199?-). In use with Kaitseliit.

Details: Integral bayonet.

 

Common Name: AKM (M63)

Calibre: 7.62×39mm

Origin: ROMARM, Bucharest, Romania.

Use: Armed forces: reserve service (199?-). In use with Kaitseliit.

Details: Wooden foregrip.

 

Common Name: SKS-45

Calibre: 7.62×39mm

Origin: North China Industries Co. (NORINCO), Beijing, China?

Use: Armed forces: reserve service (199?-). In use with Kaitseliit.

Details: Integral bayonet.

 

Common Name: DSR-1

Calibre: 7.62×51mm ?

Origin: AMP Technical Services, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Police forces: special service (200?-). In use with K-Kommando.

Details: ???× scope. Bipod.

 

Designation: Automaat Ak4

Common Name: G3A3 (Ak4)

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Förenade Fabriksverken (FFV), Eskilstuna, Sweden (licensed from H&K, Oberndorf, Germany).

Use: Armed forces: general service (2001-).

Sources: www.mil.ee (2008); Press photos (2008).

 

Common Name: PSG1

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Police forces: special service (199?-). In use with K-Kommando.

Details: Hensoldt 6× scope.

 

Designation: Snaiper Galil

Common Name: Galil SR

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Israel Military Industries (IMI), Ramat Ha Sharon, Israel.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (1995-). 150 acquired for US$4,666 each.

Details: Nimrod 6× scope. Folding stock. Bipod.

Sources: www.mil.ee (2008).

 

Designation: Automaat M14

Common Name: M14

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Springfield Arsenal, Springfield, USA.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (1998-). 40,500+ acquired.

Sources: www.mil.ee (2008).

 

Designation: Täpsuspüss M14TP

Common Name: M14

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Springfield Arsenal, Springfield, USA (modified by E-Arsenal, Tallinn).

Use: Armed forces: limited service (199?-200?).

Details: 2.5-10× scope. Bipod.

 

Designation: Täpsuspüss M14TP2

Common Name: M14

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Springfield Arsenal, Springfield, USA (modified by E-Arsenal, Tallinn).

Use: Armed forces: limited service (200?-).

Details: 2.5-10× scope. Bipod.

 

Machine Guns

Designation: Kergekuulipilduja Negev

Common Name: Negev

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Israel Military Industries (IMI), Ramat Ha Sharon, Israel.

Use: Armed forces: general service (1995-). 200 acquired for US$5,000 each.

Details: Bipod.

Sources: www.mil.ee (2008); Press photos (2009).

 

Designation: Kergekuulipilduja RPD

Common Name: RPD

Calibre: 7.62×39mm

Origin: North China Industries Co. (NORINCO), Beijing, China?

Use: Armed forces: reserve service (199?-). In use with Kaitseliit.

Details: Bipod.

 

Designation: Kuulipilduja Ksp58

Common Name: MAG-60-20 Infanterie (Ksp58B)

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Förenade Fabriksverken (FFV), Eskilstuna, Sweden (licensed from FN, Herstal, Belgium).

Use: Armed forces: general service (199?-).

Details: Bipod.

Sources: www.mil.ee (2008).

 

Designation: Kuulipilduja MG3

Common Name: MG3

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Rheinmetall GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany.

Use: Armed forces: general service (199?-).

Details: Bipod.

Sources: www.mil.ee (2008); Press photos.

 

Designation: Kuulipilduja PKS

Common Name: PKS

Calibre: 7.62×54mmR

Origin: Kovrovsky Mekhanichesky Zavod (KMZ), Kovrov, Russia?

Use: Armed forces: reserve service (199?-). In use with Kaitseliit.

Details: Bipod. Tripod.

 

Common Name: PKT

Calibre: 7.62×54mmR

Origin: ROMARM, Bucharest, Romania.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (199?-). 3+ acquired. In use as coaxial gun on TAB-72 amoured personnel carrier.

Details: No stock and bipod.

 

Common Name: Browning M2HB QCB

Calibre: 12.7×99mm (.50 Browning)

Origin: Fabrique Nationale SA (FN), Herstal, Belgium.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (2004-). In use as flexible gun on XA-180 armoured personnel carrier and on naval vessels.

Sources: Press photos.

 

Common Name: KPVT

Calibre: 14.5×114mm

Origin: ROMARM, Bucharest, Romania.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (199?-). 23+ acquired. In use as turret gun on TAB-72 and BTR-80UNSh amoured personnel carrier.

 

Grenade Launchers

Common Name: AG-GLM

Calibre: 40×46mmSR

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (2008-).

Details: Mounted under the Galil AR.

Sources: B&T Press release. " B&T announces contract to upgrade service rifle of the Estonia Defense Forces" (15-AUG-2008).

 

Light Antitank Weapons

Designation: Granaadiheitja M69

Common Name: RPG-7V (Type 69-1)

Calibre: 40mm (85mm warhead)

Origin: North China Industries Co. (NORINCO), Beijing, China.

Use: Armed forces: general service (199?-).

Details: Bipod.

Sources: www.mil.ee (2008); Press photos (2008).

 

Common Name: M72A3

Calibre: 66mm

Origin: USA.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (1999-). 268+ acquired.

Details: Disposable.

 

Common Name: PF89

Calibre: 80mm

Origin: North China Industries Co. (NORINCO), Beijing, China.

Use: Armed forces: limited service.

Details: Disposable.

 

Designation: Granaadiheitja B-300

Common Name: B-300

Calibre: 82mm

Origin: Israel Military Industries (IMI), Ramat Ha Sharon, Israel.

Use: Armed forces: general service (1995-). 200 acquired.

Sources: www.mil.ee (2008).

 

Designation: Granaadiheitja Carl Gustaf

Common Name: M2 Carl Gustaf

Calibre: 84×250mmR

Origin: Förenade Fabriksverken (FFV), Eskilstuna, Sweden.

Use: Armed forces: general service (199?-). 109 acquired.

Details: Recoilless rifle. 3× scope.

Sources: www.mil.ee (2008); Keymer, Eleanor. Jane’s World Armies 2008-09 (Jane’s 2008).

 

Cannon

Designation: Õhutõrjekahur ZU-23-2

Common Name: 2A14

Calibre: 23×152mm

Origin: Tulamashzavod, Tula, Russia.

Use: Armed forces: general service (199?-). 196+ acquired. In use on ZU-23-2 twin AA mount.

Sources: www.mil.ee (2008).