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Soviet women during the war

Article about: I would like to dedicate this thread to all Soviet women, who served, and also payed the ultimate sacrifice during the Great Patriotic War. Women played a part in most of the armed forces of

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    I shouldn’t think they were hard to find..

    I’ve finally got round to performing a little experiment..

    In a standard German pouch, they simply do not fit.
    In a German example with the dividers removed, they are little better..
    The Soviet type is, naturally, rather wider to accommodate the clips, to provide a total load of 20 rounds per two-pocket pouch.
    Eight loose cartridges can be fitted neatly into the German type, thus giving a total of 24 rounds per three-pocket pouch.

    (I took photographs of each test, but I do not wish to clutter this magnificent thread with an irrelevant diversion).
    Back to the subject in hand..
    Those Wonderful Red Army Women!

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    please post pictures of your experiment I for one am very exitcited to see the out come? it is what this thread is all about. what ever you decide to do. cant figure why that they would trade there RUSSIAN pouches for GERMAN ones? there must have been a reason with an explanation for this practice??

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    Part souvenir, perhaps to replace a damaged Soviet issue one, preference over load capacity.. There could be any number of reasons. Forgive me if I don’t see it as such a big issue or mystery.
    I shall PM the images for the reason I have stated above..
    All the best,
    Bob

    Back to the Women!

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