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). Lill, Hellar. "The Estonian Defence Forces from 1991 onwards". www.esm.ee (retrieved 26-AUG-2011).

 

Common Name: Browning HP

Calibre: 9×19mm

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

Use: Police forces: special service (1991-). 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: N/A. "Estonian Army replaces Pistol of Makarov". Kommersant (27-DEC-2005); N/A. "Tehnika". www.mil.ee (retrieved 26-AUG-2011); Press photos (200?).

 

Designation: Püstol USP-SD

Common Name: USP Tactical

Calibre: 9×19mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

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

Sources: Sünkler, Sören. "ISAF ESTCON Counterinsurgency Snipers". Kommando. Nr.15 (1/2011).

 

Common Name: P99Q

Calibre: 9×19mm

Origin: Carl Walther GmbH, Ulm, Germany.

Use: Police forces: general service (2014-). Replaced the Izhmekh PM.

Sources: Press Release. "Walther P99Q for Estonian Police". www.carl-walther.de (09-APR-2014).

 

Designation: Püstol Colt

Common Name: M1911A1

Calibre: 11.43×23mm (.45 ACP)

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

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

Sources: www.mil.ee (2008).

 

Submachine Guns and Personal Defence Weapons

Common Name: MP7A1

Calibre: 4.6×30mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

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

Details: Retractable stock. MIL-STD-1913 sight and accessory rails.

Sources: Press photos (2013).

 

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: N/A. "Tehnika". www.mil.ee (retrieved 26-AUG-2011); Lill, Hellar. "The Estonian Defence Forces from 1991 onwards". www.esm.ee (retrieved 26-AUG-2011).

 

Common Name: MP5A3

Calibre: 9×19mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (2012-). 1,530+ acquired via Norway.

Police forces: special service (1991-). In use with K-Kommando.

Details: Retractable stock.

Sources: United Nations Register of Conventional Arms (2013).

 

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 (1991-). 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 (1991-). In use with K-Kommando.

Details: Integral sound suppressor. Retractable stock.

 

Common Name: Carl Gustaf M/45B

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 R0603 (M16A1)

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

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

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

Sources: ww N/A. "Tehnika". www.mil.ee (retrieved 26-AUG-2011).

 

Common Name: G36V

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

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

Details: Folding stock. Integral 1.5× scope.

 

Common Name: HK416D

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

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

Details: Carbine with ???mm barrel. MIL-STD-1913 sight and accessory rails. Retractable stock.

Sources: Press photos (2014).

 

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: N/A. "Tehnika". www.mil.ee (retrieved 26-AUG-2011); Lill, Hellar. "The Estonian Defence Forces from 1991 onwards". www.esm.ee (retrieved 26-AUG-2011); 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: N/A. "Tehnika". www.mil.ee (retrieved 26-AUG-2011); Press photos (2009-2010).

 

Designation: Automaat Galil SAR

Common Name: Galil SAR 707

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: Sünkler, Sören. "ISAF ESTCON Counterinsurgency Snipers". Kommando. Nr.15 (1/2011); N/A. "Tehnika". www.mil.ee (retrieved 26-AUG-2011); Press photos (2009-2013).

 

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 (QBZ56)

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 (Md.63)

Calibre: 7.62×39mm

Origin: ROMARM, Bucharest, Romania.

Use: Armed forces: reserve service (1994-). 2,000 acquired. In use with Kaitseliit.

Details: Wooden foregrip.

Sources: Lill, Hellar. "The Estonian Defence Forces from 1991 onwards". www.esm.ee (retrieved 26-AUG-2011).

 

Common Name: SKS (QBB56)

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: DSR-Präzision GmbH, Alpirsbach, Germany.

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

Details: ???× scope. Bipod.

 

Common Name: G3A3 (Ak4)

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

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

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

Sources: N/A. "Tehnika". www.mil.ee (retrieved 26-AUG-2011); Press photos (2008).

 

Common Name: G3A3

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (2010-). 528 acquired in 2010.

 

Common Name: G3A4 (AG3F1)

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany; Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk, Kongsberg, Norway.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (2012-). 1,837+ acquired via Norway.

Details: Retractable stock.

Sources: United Nations Register of Conventional Arms (2013).

 

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: N/A. "Tehnika". www.mil.ee (retrieved 26-AUG-2011).

 

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: N/A. "Tehnika". www.mil.ee (retrieved 26-AUG-2011).

 

Designation: Täpsuspüss M14TP

Common Name: M14

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

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

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

Details: 2.5-10× scope. Bipod.

Sources: N/A. "Tehnika". www.mil.ee (retrieved 26-AUG-2011).

 

Designation: Täpsuspüss M14TP2

Common Name: M14

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

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

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

Details: Schmidt & Bender 3-12× scope. Bipod.

Sources: Sünkler, Sören. "ISAF ESTCON Counterinsurgency Snipers". Kommando. Nr.15 (1/2011); Press photos (2010-2013).

 

Common Name: TRG-42

Calibre: 8.6×70mm (.338 Lapua Magnum)

Origin: Oy SAKO AB, Riihimäki, Finland.

Use: Armed forces: special service (2007-).

Details: Hensoldt 6-24× scope.

Sources: O’Dwyer, Gerard. "Finland’s Sako Targets Nordic Rifle Sales". Defensenews.com (25-FEB-2008); Sünkler, Sören. "ISAF ESTCON Counterinsurgency Snipers". Kommando. Nr.15 (1/2011).

 

Common Name: Hécate II

Calibre: 12.7×99mm (.50 Browning)

Origin: PGM Précision SARL, La Chambre, France.

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

Details: Hensoldt 6-24× scope. Bipod.

Sources: Sünkler, Sören. "ISAF ESTCON Counterinsurgency Snipers". Kommando. Nr.15 (1/2011); Press photos (2013).

 

Shotguns

Designation: Pumppüss M3T

Common Name: M3T Super 90

Calibre: 18.5×76mmR (12-gauge)

Origin: Armi Benelli SpA, Gardone Val Trompia, Italy.

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

Details: Folding stock.

Sources: N/A. "Tehnika". www.mil.ee (retrieved 26-AUG-2011).

 

Machine Guns

Common Name: MG4KE

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

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

Details: 370mm barrel. MIL-STD-1913 sight and accessory rails. Folding stock.

Sources: Press photos (2014).

 

Designation: Kergekuulipilduja Negev

Common Name: Negev

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

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

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

Details: Bipod.

Sources: N/A. "Tehnika". www.mil.ee (retrieved 26-AUG-2011); Lill, Hellar. "The Estonian Defence Forces from 1991 onwards". www.esm.ee (retrieved 26-AUG-2011); Press photos (2009-2011).

 

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.

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

Details: Bipod.

Sources: N/A. "Tehnika". www.mil.ee (retrieved 26-AUG-2011).

 

Designation: Kuulipilduja MG3

Common Name: MG3

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Rheinmetall GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany.

Use: Armed forces: general service (199?-). 215+ acquired; 100 in 2010, 115 in 2012 via Norway.

Details: Bipod.

Sources: United Nations Register of Conventional Arms (2011-2013); N/A. "Tehnika". www.mil.ee (retrieved 26-AUG-2011); Press photos (200?-2010).

 

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: N/A. "Tehnika". www.mil.ee (retrieved 26-AUG-2011); Press photos (200?).

 

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-). 106 acquired in 2009.

Details: Mounted under the Galil AR and Galil SAR.

Sources: B&T Press release. "B&T announces contract to upgrade service rifle of the Estonia Defense Forces" (15-AUG-2008); United Nations Register of Conventional Arms (2010); Press photos (2009-2013).

 

Common Name: HK79

Calibre: 40×46mmSR

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (2012-). 1,450+ acquired via Norway.

Details: Mounted under H&K G3A3 and H&K AG3F1.

Sources: United Nations Register of Conventional Arms (2013).

 

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: N/A. "Tehnika". www.mil.ee (retrieved 26-AUG-2011); 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: N/A. "Tehnika". www.mil.ee (retrieved 26-AUG-2011).

 

Designation: Granaadiheitja Carl Gustaf

Common Name: M2 Carl Gustaf

Calibre: 84×250mmR

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

Use: Armed forces: general service (199?-). 609+ acquired; 500 in 2012 via Norway.

Details: Recoilless rifle. 3× scope.

Sources: Keymer, Eleanor. Jane’s World Armies 2008-09 (Jane’s 2008); N/A. "Tehnika". www.mil.ee (retrieved 26-AUG-2011); United Nations Register of Conventional Arms (2013).

 

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).