List of equipment of the Estonian Defence League

This is a list of military equipment used by the Estonian Defence League in the past or present. It includes small arms, artillery, combat vehicles and logistics vehicles. Most of the equipment is received from the Estonian Defence Forces, through the institutions of the Estonian Ministry of Defence or as hand-me-downs from other countries.

WeaponsEdit

Model Image Origin Type Caliber Notes
Heckler & Koch G3     Sweden
  Norway
  Germany
Battle rifle 7.62×51mm NATO Ak 4, AG-3F2, G3A3ZF and G3A4 variants.[1][2][3][4]
Rheinmetall MG3     Germany General-purpose machine gun 7.62×51mm NATO [1][2]
m/45 B     Sweden Submachine gun 9×19mm Parabellum [5]
B-300     Israel Shoulder-fired missile 82mm Bought from Israel in 1993. Used in Pärnumaa malev.[2]
Carl Gustav     Sweden Recoilless rifle 84mm Variants M2 and M3.[1][2][6]
FGM-148 Javelin     United States Fire-and-forget anti-tank missile 127mm Unknown number in service with the Estonian Defence League.[7]
Pvpj 1110     Sweden Recoilless rifle 90mm 130 units.[1][2][6]
M40A1     United States Recoilless rifle 105mm 30 units.[6]
B-455   Israel Mortar 81mm Partially replaced by the M252.[8]
M252     United States Mortar 81mm [8]

VehiclesEdit

Model Image Origin Type Number Notes
BTR-80     Soviet Union Armoured personnel carrier 13 BTR-80 UNSh version.[9] 13 vehicles received in 2013.[10]
Mercedes-Benz Unimog     Germany Military logistics truck 97+ Mostly Unimog 416 donated by Denmark and some 435/1300L series models.[11]
Mercedes-Benz 1017A     Germany Military logistics truck 95 Bought from Germany.[12]
Volvo Tgb     Sweden Military light utility vehicle Some mounted with 90mm recoilless rifles.[13]
Mercedes-Benz G-Class     Germany Military light utility vehicle Unknown number bought from Netherlands.[14][15]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "TULD KÕIGIST TORUDEST: vaata Tartu kaitseliitlaste lahinglaskmisi!". mehele.ohtuleht.ee. Retrieved 2017-11-14.
  2. ^ a b c d e Kaitseliit. "Kaitseliit marsib suurimal kaitseväe paraadil". Retrieved 2017-11-14.
  3. ^ "Norrast saadud relvad jõuavad nii ajateenijateni kui kaitseliitlasteni". Postimees (in Estonian). Retrieved 2017-11-14.
  4. ^ "Automaat HK G3A3ZF/G3A4" (in Estonian). Estonian Defence Forces.
  5. ^ "Käsitulirelvad" (in Estonian). Estonian Defence Forces.
  6. ^ a b c IISS. The Military Balance 2016, page 91
  7. ^ "GALERII ǀ Kaitseliitlased said Javeliniga käe valgeks". mehele.ohtuleht.ee. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  8. ^ a b Kaitseliit. "Kaitseliit viib Sirgalas läbi viimased lahinglaskmised enne NATO kollektiivkaitseõppust". Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  9. ^ Abel, Urmas (2017). "Vene sugemetega soomukid sõitsid taas Eesti pinnal". Sõdur (in Estonian). No. 4. p. 18. ISSN 1406-3379.
  10. ^ Andersen, Ardi (2014). "Kose meeste oma BTR". Kaitse Kodu! (in Estonian). No. 4. p. 58. ISSN 1406-3387.
  11. ^ "Taanlased kingivad Kaitseliidule 97 veokit". Postimees (in Estonian). Retrieved 2017-11-14.
  12. ^ Kaitseliit. "Kaitseliidu malevad saavad kätte uued veoautod". Retrieved 2017-11-14.
  13. ^ Kaitseliit. "Võidupüha näitus Pärnus". Retrieved 2017-11-14.
  14. ^ Kaitseliit. "Kaitseliidu autopark sai täiendust". Retrieved 2017-11-14.
  15. ^ Kaitseliit. "Kaitseliit sai kätte medsõidukid". Retrieved 2017-11-14.