Headgear (other than visor hats)
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M 1936 steel helmet, pre-WW2 vintage, with the rare 1st pattern "Shvartz" leather liner. In very good condition for its type, with most of the original paint, liner padding and chin strap intact.
M 1940 steel helmet (SSh-40), dated 1944. A nice example with an outline of the star on the front and maker mark of the Lysvenskiy Metal Factory. In very good condition; includes mostly intact original liner and perfectly preserved chinstrap.
Paratrooper Variant of the M-40 Helmet, dated 1955. Features airborne 3- point harness. Very uncommon piece from the height of the Cold War. Very good condition.
M 1940 (SSh-40) Steel Helmet, dated 1958. Includes chin strap and padding. Size "1" (US 7 ¼). Very good condition.
M 1940 (SSh-40) Steel Helmet, dated 1960, last year for SSh-40 manufacture. Includes chin strap and padding. Size "1" (US 7 ¼). Very good condition.
M 1968 Steel Helmet, dated 1978. The last Soviet model widely used in Afghanistan. The shell is marked Size 1 (Medium), but is large enough to easily accommodate up to size 60/61 (US size 7 3/4). In excellent condition, shows storage age only.
M 1968 Steel Helmet, Size 2 (Large), daited 1978. The last Soviet model widely used in Afghanistan. The adjustable liner is meant to fit a 60/61cm (US 7 1/2 - 7 5/8) or smaller head, but the shell is large enough to easily accommodate up to size 64 (US 8). In excellent condition, shows storage age only.
Soviet Army Tanker Helmet, fleece-lined winter model, maker-marked and dated 1982. Marked "Size 1", will fit up to about a size 57 (approx. US size 7 1/8). Excellent condition.
Artillery Officer Pilotka Side Cap, dated 1938. An exceptionally rare, beautifully preserved piece.
Army enlisted man Pilotka Side Cap, in olive drab COTTON, late 1980s, size 56. Nicely marked and dated. In excellent unissued condition, shows storage age only.
Classic Soviet Army "Afghanka" Field Cap, circa late-1970s - mid-1980s. Approx. size 58 (US size 7 ¼). Unissued, in near mint condition. The cap became famous during the occupation of Afghanistan where it was synonymous with the Soviet fighting man.
Classic Soviet Army "Afghanka" Field Cap, circa late-1970s - mid-1980s. Approx. size 59-60 (US size 7 3/8 to 7 1/2). Unissued, in near mint condition. The cap became famous during the occupation of Afghanistan where it was synonymous with the Soviet fighting man.
Camouflage Visor Hat of KGB Border Guard, Airborne, and Special Forces, dated 1984. Size 57. A very uncommon piece from the Soviet Afghan War period in used but excellent condition.
Syriyka Field Cap for desert climates, dated 1979. Originally used by Soviet advisors in Syria - hence its unofficial nickname - this cap was later adopted by the Soviet Army for various places with desert terrain including Afghanistan. Size 56 (US 7, Medium); unissued near mint condition.
Army field cap in olive drab cotton material, dated 1991. Size 57. In mint unissued condition.
Army field cap in olive drab cotton material, dated 1991. Size 55. In mint unissued condition.
Soviet Army Enlisted Man Ushanka Fur Hat, dated between the late 1970s and late 1980s. In Excellent unissued condition and comes with the correct hat badge. Size 58 (US 7 1/4).
Ushanka Winter Fur Hat for Navy Enlisted Sailors, dated 1985. Nicely markedand comes with attached original manufacturer's tag and tin seal. Size 58 (US size 7 ¼). Unused near mint condition.
Baltic Fleet Sailor "Donald Duck" Cap, dated 1990. Sweat shield is of the Odessa Headgear Factory, Ukraine. Size 55 (about US size 6 7/8, Small). Excellent condition.
M 1936 Navy Torpedo Boat or Submarine Crewman's Helmet with Face Mask and Cowl. Excellent unissued condition; comes with original maker's tag with a 1954 date. Size 57 (US Size 7 1/8 / Medium).
"Generic" Navy Cap Tally for a "Donald Duck" Beskozyrka Cap, 1970s-80s. Cap tallies of this type were worn by sailors on honor guard detail, staff of the naval headquarters or other special duties which meant that they reported directly to the central command of the Soviet Navy.
Soviet Russian Navy Cap Tally for Sailor Beskozyrka Cap, Naval School Uniform Hat. New, unissued.
Baltic Fleet Cap Tally for a sailor's "Donald Duck" Beskozyrka cap, 1970s-80s.
Highest Military Political School (VPU), Cap Tally for a "Donald Duck" Beskozyrka Cap of an Officer Cadet, 1970s-80s.
ShZ-82 Air Force ribbed leather helmet, WINTER model with fur liner, dated 1990. Size 57. A superb Afghan War era example in near mint condition, apparently unissued.
ShL-82 Air Force ribbed leather helmet, summer version, dated 1985. In near mint condition.
Airborne Spetznaz soft helmet, winter type, dated 1988. Excellent unissued condition, size 60.
Soviet Paratrooper Cloth Helmet, dated 1985. Size 2 (approx. US size 7 ¼ - 7 3/8). Near mint condition.
Soviet Paratrooper Cloth Helmet, dated 1989. Size 3 (Extra Large, approx. size 7 ½ - 7 5/8). In unissued condition but showing rust from the steel hardware. Good overall.
Paratrooper Helmet, Simplified Light-Weight Summer Version w/o Earphone Covers, circa 1960s-70s. Approx. size 58. In near mint condition.
Soviet Aviator's Leather Flight Mask, dated 1941. A very unusual part of the pilot's kit designed for flying in an unheated cockpit in cold weather. In near mint condition.