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SN38/39 "Leningrad pattern" body armour

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    Hi Guys, does anyone have a period photo of this five peice body armour in wear?

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Hi Guys, does anyone have a period photo of this five peice body armour in wear?

    Cheers, Ade.
    As I heard from different sources- one told that this is Czarist experimental armor, which was lay in the stocks, second which is more honest IMHO, says that this pre-war experimental model. Interesting that they was discovered only in Wolchow front. I've never seen the pictures being use, but for sure I've found them a lot in Narva front.

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    Hi Dimas, I beleive the second theory.

    Here is a document which Sergey on WAF kindly shared with the forum there:

    If you could translate it exactly, that would be great, as my Russian is poor.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    So there is nothing special written about the 5 sections armor
    Will try to translate
    The letter to the Peoples Comissar of Defence Voroshilov
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    Top Secret
    I've gave direction to producing the experimental body armors in Lysvinsky metall factory. They must be made till the January,1 of 1938 year. From a full ammount of 500 pcs, half of them ( 250 pcs) must be heavy 4-5 kg and other 250 pcs -light 2-2,5 kg

    Peoples comissar of heavy industry,
    Kaganovich

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    That is very interesting about there being too different weights of armour being tried.

    Thank you very much!

    Cheers, Ade.

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    As seen by me 5 section armors where at minimum in 6 different sizes

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    Wow! I must admit, I didn't know these were used during WW2. I thought they were last used in WW1.

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    heh... how can ya use a SN in WW1 ? Its a 1938 year model... Учи мат часть.
    (с) I dont know how to translate)

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    These pics are really great to see

    I am having made SN42 armour for our group.

    Cheers, Ade.

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