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WW2 WWII Soviet Russian Red Army M35 M40 Uniform Tunic - WW2 Soviet Uniforms

WW2 WWII Soviet Russian Red Army M35 M40 Uniform Tunic -  WW2 Soviet Uniforms

69.00 / $99.36

M35/40 Gimnasterka is the typical uniform issued to memebers of the Soviet Red Army during the early period of the “Great Patriotic War”. This pattern of Gimnasterka uniform has turn downed collar, patch pockets which was introduced to Red Army in 1924, and was modified and standardized in 1935 when the Soviet Government established personal military ranks. There was no major modification throughout its service period until it was replaced by the M43 uniforms in early 1943.

M35/40 Gimnasterka has two versions: the EM/NCO version and the Officer /Commissar version. The main difference between these two versions is that the Officer/Commissar version has color edgings according to the branch of service (Crops) and it does not have reinforced elbow patch. Apart from that, there are also some minor difference on cutting of the pocket and the collar.

By the outbreak of the “Great Patriotic War”, according to the USSR PCD Order No. 253 of Aug.1, 1941, the Subdued Color Collar Tab and Buttons were used by all Red Army troops of all ranks in the battle and marching. Color Edging and Chevron/Sleeve Star of Officer/Commissar were also forbidden to wear under the above circumstances too.


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WW2 WWII Turkish backpack - WWii Soviet Uniforms

WW2 WWII Turkish backpack -  WWii Soviet Uniforms

39.00 / $56.16

WW2 Soviet Russian "Turkish-type" Backpack 1930 Pattern

Replica Veshmeshok made from the Standard #1635 of 1930


As a symbol of the Soviet Red Army, the “Turkish-type” Backpack or the “Veshmeshok” Backpack has served in the Russian forces for more than a century! The Backpack was originally a Turkish field gear used in the late mid-19th century. Since the design is simple and functional, the Russian Army used it for the 2nd line units and training units. The earliest model as I know was the M1869. Although there were more modern backpacks developed afterwards, the “Turkish-type” Backpack / “Veshmeshok” Backpack was the standard issue backpack for the Imperial Russian Army and the Soviet Russian Red Army during the WWI and the WWII. This backpack has experienced a series of modifications during its service in the past hundred years. The latest model was introduced in the 1960s, with additional pouches and straps. So far, it is still in active service by the year 2010.



Since many soldiers brought the Backpack home and continued to use it after the Great Patriotic War until they became un-serviceable, nowadays it is very difficult to find an original 1930s / 1940s made “Veshmeshok” Backpack. Many re-enactors and filmmakers have to use more modern 1960s models as substitutes.



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Anti Aircraft patches - 1 pair -

Anti Aircraft patches - 1 pair -

7.75 / $11.16

Anti- Aircraft packages - British Army WW2 -
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8th Army - 1 pair

8th Army - 1 pair

7.75 / $11.16

8th army - British Army WW2 divisional patches
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Soviet Infantry collar tabs - WW2 Soviet Red army insignia

Soviet Infantry collar tabs - WW2 Soviet Red army insignia

12.00 / $17.28


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Soviet Infantry shoulder boards - WW2 Soviet Red army insignia

Soviet Infantry shoulder boards - WW2 Soviet Red army insignia

12.00 / $17.28


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Junior Paratrooper officer shoulder boards - WW2 Soviet Red army insignia

Junior Paratrooper officer shoulder boards - WW2 Soviet Red army insignia

12.00 / $17.28


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WW2 WWII Soviet Spare Ammo pouch - WWii Soviet Uniforms

WW2 WWII Soviet Spare Ammo pouch -  WWii Soviet Uniforms

15.00 / $21.60





Since many soldiers brought the Backpack home and continued to use it after the Great Patriotic War until they became un-serviceable, nowadays it is very difficult to find an original 1930s / 1940s made “Veshmeshok” Backpack. Many re-enactors and filmmakers have to use more modern 1960s models as substitutes.



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Soviet WW2 Insignia - Soviet Shoulder boards, Red Army Collar tabs Soviet rank insignia

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Soviet Infantry collar tabs - WW2 Soviet Red army insignia

Soviet Infantry collar tabs - WW2 Soviet Red army insignia


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NKVD border guards  shoulder boards  - WW2 Soviet Red army insignia

NKVD border guards shoulder boards - WW2 Soviet Red army insignia


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Soviet Infantry shoulder boards - WW2 Soviet Red army insignia

Soviet Infantry shoulder boards - WW2 Soviet Red army insignia


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Junior Paratrooper officer shoulder boards - WW2 Soviet Red army insignia

Junior Paratrooper officer shoulder boards - WW2 Soviet Red army insignia


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Artillery  officer shoulder boards - WW2 Soviet Red army insignia

Artillery officer shoulder boards - WW2 Soviet Red army insignia


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Junior Infantry officer shoulder boards - WW2 Soviet Red army insignia

Junior Infantry officer shoulder boards - WW2 Soviet Red army insignia


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NKVD Junior officer shoulder boards 2nd type - WW2 Soviet Red army insignia

NKVD Junior officer shoulder boards 2nd type - WW2 Soviet Red army insignia


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NKVD Royal Blue enlisted rank shoulder boards - WW2 Soviet Red army insignia

NKVD Royal Blue enlisted rank shoulder boards - WW2 Soviet Red army insignia


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NKVD Junior officer shoulder boards 1st type - WW2 Soviet Red army insignia

NKVD Junior officer shoulder boards 1st type - WW2 Soviet Red army insignia


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Junior officer 1st Lt sleeve chevrons - WW2 Soviet insignia - 1 pair

Junior officer 1st Lt sleeve chevrons - WW2 Soviet insignia - 1 pair


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