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The Finnish artillery units

at the start and end of the Winter War

 

Strengths and equipment

 

 

Abbreviations:

KTR = (Kenttä Tykistö Rykmentti) Field Artillery Regiment
Psto = (patteristo) Artillery Battalion
Ptri = (patteri) Battery
Pr. = (Prikaati) Brigade
Rask. = (raskas) heavy
Jär. = (Järeä) Super-heavy
Liik. = (liikkuva) mobile
Rats.Ptri = (ratsastava patteri) horse artillery battery
K = (kanuuna) Cannon, gun
H = (haupitsi) Howitzer
KH = (kanuunahaupitsi) gun-howitzer
VK = (vuorikanuuna) mountain gun
VH = (vuorihaupitsi) mountain howitzer
LK = (lyhennetty kanuuna) gun, short
RK = (rykmentinkanuuna) infantry gun
Er. = (erillinen) separate / independent

 

30 November 1939

13 March 1940

UNIT

Number of guns  /  caliber / model

Notes

Number of guns  /  caliber / model

KTR 1

I Psto

Formed during the war

4 / 75K/97 , 4 / 76K/02 , 3 / 122H/09

II Psto

4 / 75K/97 , 4 / 76K/02 , 3 / 122H/09

III Psto

6 / 76K/02 , 4 / 75K/97

KTR 2

I Psto

Former KTR 11

8 / 75K/02 , 4 / 76/K02 , 4 / 90K/77

II Psto

7 / 76K/02 , 4 / 122H/09 , 3 / 107K/77

III Psto

8 / 75K/02 , 4 / 76K/02

KTR 3

I Psto

former I / KTR 3

4 / 76K/02 , 3 / 122H/09 , 8 / 90K/77

II Psto

former II / KTR 3

4 / 76K/02 , 3 / 122H/09

III Psto

former Er.Psto 4

9 / 76LK/13

KTR 4

I Psto

8 / 76K/02, 4 / 76K/23

10 / 76K/02

II Psto

8 / 76K/02 , 1 / 122H/09, 3 / 122H/10

6 / 76K/02 , 4 / 122H/09

III Psto

8 / 76K/02 , 4 / 122H/09

7 / 76K/02 , 4 / 122H/09

KTR 5

I Psto

8 / 76K/02 , 4 / 122H/09

8 / 76K/02 , 1 / 122H/09 , 8 / 90K/77

II Psto

8 / 76K/02 , 4 / 122H/09

7 / 76K/02 , 3 / 122H/09

III Psto

12 / 76K/02

9 / 76K/02

KTR 6

I Psto

8 / 76K/02 , 4 / 122H/09

1.1.1940 onwards I / KTR 3

II Psto

8 / 76K/02 , 4 / 122H/09

1.1.1940 onwards II / KTR 3

III Psto

8 / 76K/02 , 4 / 76K/22

1.3.1940 onwards KTR 14

KTR 7

I Psto

Former KTR 10

6 / 76K/02 , 3 / 122H/10

II Psto

7 / 76K/02 , 3 / 122H/10

III Psto

6 / 76K/02 , 4 / 122H/10

KTR 8

I Psto

8 / 76K/02 , 4 / 122H/10

6 / 76K/02 , 4 / 122H/10

II Psto

8 / 76K/02 , 4 / 122H/10

6 / 76K/02 , 4 / 122H/10

III Psto

8 / 76K/02 , 4 / 122H/09

6 / 76K/02 , 4 / 122H/10

KTR 9

I Psto

12 / 75K/02

12 / 75K/02

II Psto

II and III didn't have any guns
on 30.11.1939

11 / 75K/01

III Psto

4 / 76K/36 , 4 / 105VH/10 , 4 / 122H/10

KTR 10

I Psto

8 / 76K/02 , 4 / 122H/09

The regiments name was
changed to KTR 7
on 1.1.1940

II Psto

8 / 76K/02 , 4 / 122H/09

III Psto

8 / 76K/02 , 4 / 122H/10

KTR 11

I Psto

8 / 76K/02 , 4 / 122H/10

The regiments name was
changed to KTR 2
on 1.1.1940

II Psto

8 / 76K/02 , 4 / 122H/10

III Psto

12 / 76K/02

KTR 12

I Psto

12 / 76LK/13

12 / 76LK/13 , 2 / 90K/77

II Psto

12 / 76LK/13

12 / 76LK/13

III Psto

12 / 76LK/13

12 / 76LK/13

KTR 13

I Psto

12 / 76K/00

8 / 76K/00 , 4 / 76K/36

II Psto

8 / 76K/02 , 4 / 76 K/00

8 / 76K/02 , 4 / 76K/36

III Psto

8 / 76K/02 , 4 / 76LK/13

4 / 76K/02 , 3 / 122H/09 , 4 / 76LK/13

KTR 14

I Psto

Formed during the war

8 / 76K/02 , 4 / 76K/22

II Psto

8 / 76LK/13

III Psto

12 / 120H/13

KTR 15

I Psto

Was on 14.3.1940 still under forming

8 / 84K/18

II Psto

Was on 14.3.1940 still under forming

8 / 84K/18

III Psto

Was on 14.3.1940 still under forming

8 / 84K/18

KTR 21

I Psto

Formed during the war

8 / 76K/36

II Psto

8 / 75K/40Arg , 4 / 76K/36

III Psto

Was on 14.3.1940 still under forming

12 / 75K/02

KTR 22

I Psto

Formed during the war

12 / 76RK/27 , 3 / 87K/95

II Psto

12 / 114H/18

KTR 23

I Psto

Formed during the war

11 / 114H/18

II Psto

12 / 114H/18

III Psto

12 / 114H/18

Psto/ 1 Pr.

8 / 76K/02 , 4 / 122H/09

Later in the war I / KTR 1

Psto/ 2 Pr.

8 / 76K/02 , 4 / 122H/10

Later in the war II / KTR 1

Psto/ 3 Pr.

8 / 76K/02 , 4 / 122H/10

Later in the war III / KTR 1

Psto/ 4 Pr.

12 / 76LK/13 From 17.2.1940 onwards Er.Psto 4

Rask.Psto 1

10 / 107K/13

Horse drawn

10 / 107K/10-13

Rask.Psto 2

12 / 150H/14

Horse drawn

12 / 155H/15

Rask.Psto 3

8 / 152H/17 , 4 / 107K/77

152 H motorized, 107 K horse drawn

8 / 152H/17 , 2 / 107K/77

Rask.Psto 4

8 / 152H/10

Horse drawn

8 / 152H/10

Rask.Psto 5

Formed during the war

12 / 152K/77-120P

Rask.Psto 6

Formed during the war

12 / 150H/06

Rask.Psto 8

Formed during the war

12 / 155H/15

Rask.Psto 9

Formed during the war

12 / 105K/13

Jär.Psto 1

Formed during the war

4 / 210H/17

3. Er.Rask.Ptri

4 / 152H/17

4 / 152H/17

1. Er.Ptri

4 / 76LK/13

4 / 76LK/13

2. Er.Ptri

6 / 87K/95

4 / 87K/95

3. Er.Ptri

4 / 76LK/13

4 / 76LK/13

4. Er.Ptri

4 / 76LK/13

4 / 76LK/13

5. Er.Ptri

4 / 87K/95-R

2 / 87K/95-R

Rats.Ptri

6 / 76LK/13

Horse artillery

4 / 76LK/13

1. Er. Liik.Ptri

4 / 87K/95

Motorized

?

2. Er. Liik.Ptri

4 / 87K/95

Motorized

?

UNIT

Number of guns  /  caliber/ model

Notes

Number of guns  /  caliber/ model

(Table source: "Itsenäisen Suomen kenttätykit 1918-1995", p.161 - 164)

 

 

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