Uniforms and Equipment

Here you will be able to see examples of uniforms and equipment used by Soviet airborne troops during the Second World War 1939-45 (WIP)

Basic kit:

Uniforms:

M35 Pilotka Forage Cap

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M36 EM/NCO Cotton Blue Pilotka

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M35 Gymnastierka Tunic (Early War)

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M43 Gymnastierka Tunic (Late War)

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M35 Charovari Breeches

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Jumpsuit  WW2 model

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Jump helmet WW2 type

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Air Force Goggles

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Collar tabs (Early War) Coloured up to mid 1941 Green until 1943

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M43 Shoulder boards (Late War)

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Sapogi High Boots

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Low boots with puttees

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M35 Greatcoat (Shinel)

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M43 Greatcoat (Shinel)

Equipment:

Leather or Canvas Belt

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M36 Helmet (Early War)

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M39 Helmet

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M40 Helmet

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Canteen Covers Early-Late war variants and Water Canteen (Glass or Metal)

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M37 Mosin Nagant Ammo Leather pouch and Canvas reserve pouch

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Entrenching tool  (Lopata)

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Leather or Canvas Shovel Cover

M36 Backpack (Early War)

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M39 Backpack (Early War)

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M41 Backpack

M30 Mieshok

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Mess tin (Kotelok) : M24, M26 and M36 Models

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Mug

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Gas Mask Bag

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Weapons:

The following is a list of weapons used by the VDV between 1939-45

List of Rifles

List of Infantry and dual-purpose machine guns

List of Automatic pistols and sub machine guns

 List of Grenades and grenade launchers

 List of Pistols (manual and semi-automatic)

List of Anti tank weapons (Non throw able)

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Panzerfaust (Captured 1944-45)

Weaponry 1939-1945