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.
M 1968 Steel Helmet, dated 1985. 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 61/62 (US size 7 3/4). In excellent condition, shows storage age only.
M 1968 Steel Helmet, Size 2 (Large), dailed 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.
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.
Army field cap in olive drab cotton material, dated 1988. This model was widely used by Soviet servicemen in Afghanistan. Size 55. In mint unissued condition.
Army field cap in olive drab cotton material, dated 1987. This model was widely used by Soviet servicemen in Afghanistan. Size 57. In mint unissued condition.
Navy Sailor Beskozyrka "Donald Duck" Cap, dated 1989. Features generic "Navy" cap tally. Size 58 (about US 7 ¼ ). In near mint condition.
"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.
ShL-82 Air Force ribbed leather helmet, summer version, dated 1985. In near mint condition.
ShZ-71 Air Force leather helmet, winter version with fur lining, dated 1975. Scarce early model in near mint condition.
Airborne Spetznaz soft helmet, winter type, dated 1988. Excellent unissued condition, size 60.
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.
M 1968 Airborne Beret, dated 1990. Clearly maker-marked and dated on the sweat diamond. Excellent condition, comes complete with the red flash, VDV insignia and chin strap. Size 55 (small).
Motorcycle Police helmet, circa early 1980s. An early model featuring straight lower edge of the Plexiglas visor and smaller knobs on the sides. Standard type used by the Soviet GAI Highway Patrol Motorcycle Police. Approx. size 58, in unissued near mint condition.