My new project: Building up a Russian WW2 fighter mannequin
until now I was only collecting German militaria.
But now I was lucky to receive pieces of a russian winter uniform and now I want to build up a Russian fighter mannequin.
What I have today is:
- Quilted jacket (telogreika?)
- Quilted trouser (watnie scharovari ?)
- Breeches trouser
- SSh40 helmet (post-war 1948, until I find a war-era helmet)
- PPsh41 machine pistol + 2 drum magazines
- RGD33 grenade
What I still need:
- magazine pouch for drum magazine
- bread bag
- entrenching tool
- water bottle
- gasmask and bag
- bag for RGD33
The problem is that it is very confusing to identify what is war-era and what is post-war, because equioment was produced nearly identical well into the 60ies.
Are any collectors out there willing to share some pictures of true WW2 equipment?
Is it ok, if I post some pictures and a lot of questions?
Thanks and good night,
09-03-2013 11:52 PM
and here is....
as you can see, my PPSh41 has a leather carrying strap. Did these exist in WW2, or should I rather use my canvas strap?
You need to use a canvas webbing strap.
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Thanks Ade !
then on to....
which of these ammo pouches is a true ww2 period item? If any....
For me, both are post-war and I think the first model presented is not of Soviet manufacture.
thank you for your opinion.
What are the most important features to identify a real ww2 pouch?
And what is the usual value?
The leather is different from and two passers canvas which are generally of a different color from the ammo pouch. For the price between 15 and 35 euros.
What do you think about this belt ?
Here is my pouch, which was identified as a WW2 pattern...
in the book "Europa Militaria No. 15 - The red army" I can see my second pouch (leather fixed behind canvas flap).
Your pouch has the leather fixed onto the canvas flap.
But I think identification has to be done by reading the stamps. Unfortunately do not know how to read them.
It is a shame, there are hundreds of books and websites on German militaria but I cannot find any good source for Russian militaria