Hello fellow collectors,
Here for your considerations and opinions: My display of a 1970's Bulgarian soldier.
While putting him together I had some difficulty finding online references to assist me in researching this era. I may have made some mistakes but it is my understanding that the display is relatively accurate. In any case I hope that this thread may help others who have interest.
This soldier has the standard issue Summer uniform; cap, pants and tunic appear un-issued. Leather belt has the coat of arms. Standard issue Bulgarian AK47 bayonet and Makarov Holster. The large leather pouches are Eastern Block manufactured two cell pouches for the Ak47: I think these pouches may be Romanian made but can't clarify this. This soldier has a M36 helmet with post war refurbishment on the internals. The camo helmet cover entered service during the late 1970's or early 80's, I can not find a good source to confirm this though. The bread bag is Bulgarian issue.
Can any member help me regarding what the correct boots for this era look like? I have had some trouble. The boots on this soldeir are Australian made 1970's era and look ok until I can find the correct item. Many thanks for looking