M-60

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1956-1991) Armored Personnel Carrier – 790 Built During the late 1950s, the Jugoslovenska Narodna Armija (JNA, English: Yugoslavian People’s Army) became aware of the fact that its inventory lacked an armored personnel carrier (APC) able to effectively transport the supporting infantry of armored formations. In 1956, a project, initially known…

SU-76M in Yugoslav Service

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1946-1957) Self-Propelled Gun – 87 Operated During the 1950s, the Jugoslovenska Narodna Armija, or JNA (Eng. Yugoslav People’s Army, YPA) acquired a series of different armored vehicles from the Soviet Union. While some of this equipment would remain in use up to the 2000s, others were only operated for a…

Autoblinda AB41 in Yugoslav Partisan Service

Yugoslav Partisans/Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1943-1953) Medium Armored Car – At Least 40+ Operated When Italian forces retreated from Yugoslavia in September 1943 after the Italian Armistice, they left plenty of weapons and armored vehicles for the Partisans to take. Armored vehicles were especially valued by the Partisans, which previously did not have any…

Baterija Raketa Obala-More “BROM” (4K51 Rubezh in Yugoslav Service)

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Successor States (1979-2007) Anti-Ship Coastal Defense Missile System – 10 Purchased During the 1960s, the Yugoslav Navy (Jugoslovenska Ratna Mornarica) became interested in Soviet anti-ship missiles for installation on its ships. Based on experiences with these weapon systems, nearly two decades later, the Yugoslav Navy acquired 10 4K51 ‘Rubezh’…

ZSU-57-2 in Yugoslav Service

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Successor States (1963-2006) Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Vehicle – 120-125 Operated In a search to equip its army with modern anti-aircraft vehicles, the JNA (Jugoslovenska narodna armija, Yugoslav People’s Army) High Command decided to negotiate the purchase of over 100 copies of the Soviet ZSU-57-2. These vehicles arrived in the 1960s…

Jagdpanzer 38(t) in Yugoslav Service

Yugoslav Partisans/Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1944-1952) Tank Destroyer – 20+ Captured During the Axis occupation of Yugoslavia (1941-1945) and the struggle for liberation, the resistance movements employed a collection of different armored vehicles from the USA, Germany, France, Great Britain, Poland, Soviet Union, and Italy. The Yugoslav Communist partisans used tanks and other vehicles…

90mm GMC M36 ‘Jackson’ in Yugoslav Service

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Successor States (1953-2003) Tank Destroyer – 399 Supplied After the so-called Tito-Stalin split that took place in 1948, the new Yugoslav People’s Army (JNA- Jugoslovenska Narodna Armija) found itself in a critical situation. It was impossible to acquire new modern military equipment. The JNA had been heavily dependent on…