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Original RKKA WW2 flashlight?

Article about: Hello guys, can you tell me, if this flashlight was used by Red Army during WW2? Found it in a book, but I read in Russian forums, that members dont believe that its a WW2 item. Thanks a lot

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    Default Original RKKA WW2 flashlight?

    Hello guys,
    can you tell me, if this flashlight was used by Red Army during WW2? Found it in a book, but I read in Russian forums, that members dont believe that its a WW2 item.
    Thanks a lot!

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    Wadim, here's a link to a good Russian flashlight forum

    http://forum.fonarevka.ru/showthread.php?t=1412&page=2

    http://forum.fonarevka.ru/showthread.php?t=389&page=49

    http://forum.fonarevka.ru/showpost.php?p=41041&postcount=13

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    Thank you, but I dont really understand the text. Is there anything written about the age of this type? I guess its postwar, cause looks very modern with the green and red refractor.

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    They write that postwar.

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    Ok thank you, then info in the book is wrong.

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    Could be a old book it's true that now with internet and the multiple forums it's more easy to identify items than before

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    Yeah old, but I would like so much to find a WW2 light. Compared with the German mass products, the Soviet lamps are so rare.

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    PS By the way, cigarettes "Belomorkanal", that appear on the same picture, also after the war.

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    During the war they looked very different:

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    This error is common among foreign re-enactors of the Red Army, apparently she has appeared thanks to such books. I doubt very much that at the front (except the "big bosses"), someone could afford smoke those cigarettes - at war all smoke homemade cigarettes from newsprint, full of strong cheap tobacco ("mahorka"). They cigarettes were called differently - "samokrutka" or "kozya nozhka" ("goat leg").

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    Yes the cigarettes on the first photo have a postwar ГОСТ-number. But I still dont understand the Russian ГОСТ system. I saw matches with ГОСТ XXXX-45, and they were produced in the 50s. So the last number seems not always to be the year of production.

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    But were produced between 1953-1957....

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    ГОСТ,s - it is rather complicated thing.

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