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Offline Mr.J

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Russian Uniforms
« on: May 24, 2009, 05:14:54 PM »
Hi everyone, I was just wondering if anyone out there knows when the Russian army started wearing quilted/padded jackets?
I've been looking online but I haven't turned anything at all up so I thought I would put it out there as if anyone knows it'll be one of you guys.
The period I'm most interested in at the moment is the end of WWI but I have a feeling that they weren't introduced until much much later.
Any help/info would be great, thanks.

Offline Cosmotiger

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Re: Russian Uniforms
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2009, 05:24:29 PM »
The padded winter uniforms were designed in response to the Winter War against the Finns in 1939-40.   They were first ordered to be issued to troops in August 1941, but because of disruptions in production due to the German invasion, they weren't that common until 42-43 and later.

Offline Mr.J

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Re: Russian Uniforms
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2009, 09:41:20 PM »
Thanks, definately not right for campaigns post WWI and into the 20's then!

Offline Cosmotiger

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Re: Russian Uniforms
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2009, 06:11:30 PM »
Thanks, definately not right for campaigns post WWI and into the 20's then!
Nope, they would definitely wear greatcoats in that period.

 

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