Hi, An Ukrainian salesman proposes me this uniform. According to him this is a uniform of a lieutenant of the technical services. The uniform seems to be authentic (or a very complex copy), but " post war " (50's?). I am very sceptic as regards shoulder straps. They look like shoulder strap of the Bulgarian army (because of the 6 sides). In the Red Army, only the shoulder straps of the NKVD have 6 sides. Do I make a mistake? Thank you for your opinion.
06-17-2010 07:16 AM
Just discovered this 5 year old thread which never got a reply.
The tunic itself is original and most likely dates from the postwar period up to the early 1950's.
Others will advise on the Pogoni.
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Red piping is for artillery, tank, motorised, medical, veterinary, & administrative - so the shoulderboards do not belong. In my opinion, the wound stripe and plastic medal bar were added on to pimp it up a bit. I can't get a good view of the shoulderboards to make an assumption on their authenticity - but they are certainly not Bulgarian. Six-sided boards appeared for the Red Army during 1946. NKVD, Red Navy, and all Generals and Marshals had six-sided boards from their inception in 1943.
The branch ciphers for electrical engineers are interesting. Stars should be silvered also.
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As I can see from my phone, it's a electro - technical branch insignia, and after the war such kind of the insignia has been worn with blue piped boards,
however the field was a gold with black stripes
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