Russian WWII
Uniforms and Equipment:
Russian WWII SN-38 gunners armor, above photo.
During WWII, there were several models of body armour in the Red Army. These body armor were designated the
SN-38, SN-39, SN-40, SN-40A, and SN-42. The number denotes the design year of production. The example shown
above was ground recovered from Courland, Lavia in 2015.
Russian WWII Ssh40 Helmet, above photo.
This Ssh40 Helmet was ground recovered. The original owner of this helmet suffered a violent head wound,
fracturing the top of the helmet and very cold conditions caused the steel to fracture during the shrapnel/bullet
penetration. This helmet was from Courland, Lavia in 2015.