List of former equipment of the Hellenic Armed Forces

Summary

List of former equipment of the Hellenic armed forces from 1821 until after 1945.

Offensive weaponsEdit

Greek war of independence (1821–1829) and after (1830-1911)Edit

Edged weapons

  • Bayonet (Supported from different countries to attach on rifles and muskets)
  • Improvised knife (Greek made)
  • Janbiya dagger (Arabian origin and Bosnian support)
  • Khanjali dagger sword (Caucasian support, also known as Kinzhal)
  • M1730 sword (Austrian support)
  • Yatagan sabre (Turkish captured and Greek made)

Pistols and revolvers

Rifles and muskets

Grenades

Other vehicles

Ships

  • Afroessa Steamship (Scottish support)
  • Aktion Ι steam gunboat (British support, bought from British shipyard, it was called Spetses ΙΙ until 1889)
  • Amfitriti ΙΙΙ steam gunboat (British support)
  • Amfitriti IV steamship (British support, also known as Malvina and Bubulina)
  • Aris Brig (Italian support)
  • Arkadion Steamship (British support)
  • Emmanuil Ship of the line (Russian support)
  • Enosis Steamship (British support)
  • Hellas Frigate (American support, one of two ordered from American shipyard)
  • Hydra-class ironclad battleships (French support)
  • Hydra Corvette[5] (Greek made)
  • Hydra ΙΙ steam gunboat (British support, renamed Amvrakia ΙΙ)
  • Karteria Paddle steamship (British support, it was built in Britain with funds raised by British supporters and it was the first steam powered warship ever used in combat)
  • Kissa-class steamships (British support)
    • Aidon Ι
    • Kihli Ι
    • Kissa Ι
  • Kriti Ι steamship (British support)
  • Miaulis II cruiser (French support, it was built in France)
  • Panellinion Steamship (British support)
  • Panopi I steamship (Scottish support)
  • Panopi ΙI steamship (Scottish support)
  • Paralos Steamship (Scottish support)
  • Pliksavra Steamship (Scottish support)
  • Poros Athina Ι paddle steamship[6] (Greek made, also known as Othon)
  • Poros Messologion corvette[6] (Greek made, also known as Ludovikos)
  • Psara Corvette[7] (Greek made, renamed Prigips Maximilianos)
  • Psara Galiot[7] (Greek made)
  • Psara ΙΙ steamship (Scottish support, renamed Kanaris ΙΙ)
  • Salaminia Ι steamship (Scottish support)
  • Sfendoni Steamship (Scottish support, also known as Nafplion)
  • Spetses Agamemnon corvette[8] (Greek made)
  • Vasilefs Georgios Ironclad corvette (British support, it was built in Britain)
  • Vasilissa Olga Ironclad corvette (Austrian origin and Chilean support)

Submarines

Balkan wars (1912-1913) and World war I (1917-1918)Edit

Edged weapons

  • Bayonet (Supported from different countries to attach on rifles)
  • Improvised knife (Greek made)

Pistols and revolvers

Rifles

 
Mannlicher–Schönauer rifles on the Averof Cruiser

Light machine guns

Medium machine guns

Heavy machine guns

Grenades

Mortars

Artillery

 
De Bange 155mm L M1877 siege cannon at the war museum of Athens, Greece
 
Gruson 5.3cm L/24 fahrpanzer (cannon turret) at the war museum of Athens, Greece

Other vehicles

  • Horses (Supported from different countries and Greek bred)
  • Horse drawn carriages (Supported from different countries and Greek made)
  • Knox-Martin Gun carrier (American support)
  • Motorcycles (Supported from different countries)
  • Trucks (Supported from different countries to carry supplies)

Ships

Submarines

Aircraft

Russian civil war (1919) and Greco-Turkish war (1919–1922)Edit

Edged weapons

  • Bayonet (Supported from different countries to attach on rifles)
  • Improvised knife (Greek made)

Pistols and revolvers

Rifles

Light machine guns

Medium machine guns

Heavy machine guns

Grenades

Artillery

Other vehicles

  • Horses (Supported from different countries and Greek bred)
  • Horse drawn carriages (Supported from different countries and Greek made)
  • Latil TAR (French support gun carrier)
  • Motorcycles (Supported from different countries)
  • Trucks (Supported from different countries to carry supplies)

Ships

Aircraft

Interwar (1923-1939) and World war II (1940-1945)Edit

Edged weapons

  • Bayonet (Supported from different countries to attach on rifles)
  • Improvised knife (Greek made)

Pistols and revolvers

Submachine guns

Rifles

Light machine guns

Medium machine guns

Heavy machine guns

Grenades

Mortars

Anti-tank weapons

  • PIAT (British support)

Special weapons

  • STYLKON Argonaftis sea mine[17] (Greek made)
  • STYLKON depth charge[17] (Greek made)
  • STYLKON M sea mine[17] (Greek made)

Artillery

 
Schneider 85mm M1927 field cannon at the war museum of Athens, Greece
 
Schneider 105mm M1919/24 mountain cannon at the war museum of Athens, Greece
 
Skoda 100mm M1914/19 field howitzer at the war museum of Athens, Greece

Other vehicles

Self-propelled artillery

  • Ford F30 2-pounder self-propelled AT gun (American origin and British support anti-tank truck)

Armoured cars and trucks

Tanks

Ships

Submarines

Aircraft

Post-World war II (1946 and after)Edit

Note that this equipment is mainly "retired"

Edged weapons

  • Bayonet (Supported from different countries to attach on rifles)
  • Improvised knife (Greek made)

Pistols and revolvers

  • EVO M1985 semiautomatic pistol[25] (German origin and Greek made)

Submachine guns

Automatic rifles

Rifles

Scoped rifles

Light machine guns

Medium machine guns

Heavy machine guns

Grenades

  • Elviemek EM-01 grenade[27] (Greek made)
  • Elviemek EM-14 rifle grenade[27] (Greek made)
  • Improvised bombs and grenades (Greek made)

Mortars

  • EVO E44 81mm mortar[25] (Greek made)
  • EVO E56 120mm mortar[25] (Greek made)
  • M1 81mm mortar (American support and French origin)

Anti-tank weapons

  • EVO M1984 Aris IV[28] (Greek made)

Anti-aircraft weapons

Drones

Other vehicles

  • AEC Matador (British support gun carrier)
  • BTR-60PU and PU-12M (German support and Russian origin armoured personnel carrier)
  • ELVO Leonidas Ι[31] (Austrian origin and Greek modification armoured personnel carrier)
  • ELVO Leonidas ΙΙ[31] (Austrian origin and Greek made armoured personnel carrier)
  • M3 Half-Track (American support armoured personnel carrier)
  • M3A1 Scout Car (American support armoured personnel carrier)
  • M4 Tractor (American support gun carrier)
  • M5 Tractor (American support gun carrier)
  • M32A1B3, M32Β1, M32Β3 and M32Β4 (American support recovery tank)
  • M59 (American support armoured personnel carrier)
  • M74 (American support recovery tank)
  • M578 (American support recovery tank)
  • Morris C8 (British support gun carrier)
  • Motorcycles (Supported from different countries)
  • MOWAG Grenadier amphibisch schutzenpanzer (Switzerlandian support amphibious armoured personnel carrier, used by gendarmerie)
  • MOWAG Roland schutzenpanzer (Switzerlandian support armoured personnel carrier, used by police forces)
  • MT-LB (German support and Russian origin amphibious armoured personnel carrier)
  • NDI MRAP (American support armoured personnel carrier)
  • Trucks (Supported from different countries to carry supplies)
  • Universal Carrier (British support supply carrier)
  • Willys MB (American support personnel carrier, also known as Jeep)
  • Willys MC (American support personnel carrier, also known as M38 Jeep)
  • Willys MD (American support personnel carrier, also known as M38A1 Jeep)

Armoured cars and trucks

Self-propelled artillery

Tanks

Ships

Submarines

Aircraft

Defensive weaponsEdit

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Skartsis, p. 205.
  2. ^ a b Skartsis, p. 225.
  3. ^ a b Skartsis, p. 220.
  4. ^ a b Skartsis, p. 222.
  5. ^ Skartsis, p. 281.
  6. ^ a b Skartsis, p. 304.
  7. ^ a b Skartsis, p. 307.
  8. ^ Skartsis, p. 306.
  9. ^ Skartsis, p. 273.
  10. ^ Skartsis, p. 274.
  11. ^ a b c d Skartsis, p. 221.
  12. ^ Kosar, Franz, A pocket history of artillery: Light fieldguns, Allen Lane, London 1974, ISBN 0711004854
  13. ^ Kosar, Franz, A pocket history of artillery: Light fieldguns, Allen Lane, London 1974, ISBN 0711004854
  14. ^ a b c d Skartsis, p. 258.
  15. ^ Skartsis, p. 223.
  16. ^ Skartsis, p. 231.
  17. ^ a b c Skartsis, p. 224.
  18. ^ Kosar, Franz, A pocket history of artillery: Light fieldguns, Allen Lane, London 1974, ISBN 0711004854
  19. ^ Skartsis, p. 124.
  20. ^ Skartsis, p. 285.
  21. ^ Skartsis, p. 294.
  22. ^ Skartsis, p. 257.
  23. ^ Skartsis, p. 255.
  24. ^ a b c d Skartsis, p. 241.
  25. ^ a b c d Skartsis, p. 214.
  26. ^ a b Skartsis, p. 210.
  27. ^ a b Skartsis, p. 219.
  28. ^ Skartsis, p. 213.
  29. ^ Skartsis, p. 218.
  30. ^ Skartsis, p. 212.
  31. ^ a b c Skartsis, p. 122.
  32. ^ a b c Skartsis, p. 279.
  33. ^ Skartsis, p. 267.
  34. ^ Skartsis, p. 268.
  35. ^ a b c Skartsis, p. 278.
  36. ^ Skartsis, p. 215.
  37. ^ a b c d Skartsis, p. 288.
  38. ^ Skartsis, p. 289.
  39. ^ a b Skartsis, p. 291.
  40. ^ a b Skartsis, p. 286.
  41. ^ Skartsis, p. 300.

BibliographyEdit

  • C. Paizis-Paradellis (2002). Hellenic warships 1829–2001 (3rd edition). Athens, Greece: The society for the study of Greek history. ISBN 960-8172-14-4.
  • Skartsis, Labros. Greek vehicle and machine manufacturers 1800 to present. Greece: Marathon. ISBN 978-960-93-4452-4.

External linksEdit

  • The Great war, Romanian & Greek weapons of World war I feat C&Rsenal
  • The Great war, Greek pistols and rifles of World war I feat C&Rsenal