The Soviet Union received more than 3,000 Hurricane fighters, but this was not a favorite among Red Army pilots.
The Hawker Hurricane fighter, which first appeared in the Soviet Union in 1942. At the beginning of the war, the Soviet Air Force suffered heavy losses and a serious shortage of fighter. The timely support of the Hurricane fighters supported the Red Army convoys, as well as defended Moscow.
The Soviet Union received more than 3,000 Hurricane fighters, but this was not a favorite among Red Army pilots. The Hurricane’s combat capabilities weakened after a period of combat, and it was more outdated than the latest German fighter, the Messerschmitt Bf-109.
Next was the Willys Jeep, small but powerful and maneuverable. It moved easily and quickly all the way. The doorless design allows driver and passengers to quickly leave the vehicle in case of danger. The deep seat helps prevent other passengers from falling out during movement.
The Willys was used to carry high-class personnel and was used as a towing vehicle for the 45mm, the 76mm anti-tank gun. About 52,000 were sent to the Soviet Union. The Jeep Willys were the last remaining military equipment in the Lend-Lease weapon assistance program, so very little was involved in actual combat.
The Bell P-39 Airacobra was the favorite aircraft of many Soviet ace pilots. Bell P-39 Airacobra was capable of maintaining incredible performance. The Allies used the aircraft sparingly in high-altitude air battles in the western battlefields. But on the Eastern front, Soviet and German pilots often confronted each other at medium and low altitudes. At this altitudes, the P-39 always took the upper hand.
Finally, the amphibious vehicle Ford GPA. These amphibious vehicles were unpopular with American soldiers. It had a low profile when moving, allowing water to easily spill into the hull when it was on the sea surface. But for the Red Army, which mainly moved across the river, was quite satisfied with the GPA.
The GPA is very simple to operate, transport or land. In April 1944, 11 separate motorized special forces battalions were formed, using the Ford GPA to cross the river.