USSR CCCP SOVIET ARMY PARATROOPER WINTER JACKET COAT

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 28, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

REVOLUTION TO REVOLUTION:

PRE-WWII, WWII, KOREA, VIETNAM, COLDWAR & AFGHANISTAN ERA ORIGINAL MILITARIA, UNIFORMS, INSIGNIA, REFERENCE MATERIALS, AND EQUIPMENT DIRECT FROM THE SOURCE...

HIGH OFFICER SOVIET ARMY, PARATROOP, AND SPECIAL FORCES WINTER PADDED COMBAT & FIELD UNIFORM JACKET. U.S. ARMY STUDY PIECE: JACKET HAS A HEAVY PADDED PERMANENT LINER AND SHEEPSKIN COLLAR. THE FRONT LEFT TIP OF THE COLLAR IS MISSING A LITTLE FUR, THE JACKET LINER HAS A 3 INCH (7.5CM) SQUARE PIECE REMOVED AT THE BACK BOTTOM, THE BACK YOKE HAS SOME ABRASION ACROSS IT AND T IS SOME SPOTTING ON THE FABRIC IN FRONT. THREE OF THESE IMPERFECTIONS ARE SHOWN IN THE PHOTOS. THIS IS BECAUSE THE MILITARY WANTED TO SEE HOW THE ITEM WAS MADE, THE MATERIALS USED, COLOR FASTNESS, AND THE DURABILITY OF THE FABRIC. IT WOULD ALSO GIVE THEM A GOOD IDEA OF THE UNIFORM'S QUALITY AND EFFECTIVENESS. WE ARE ALWAYS STUDING OTHER COUNTRIES FOR THEIR IDEAS TO SEE IF THEY ARE WORTH INCORPORATING INTO OUR OWN UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT. WHY PAY FOR ADDITIONAL RESEARCH WHEN YOU CAN SEE HOW SOMEONE ELSE HAS DONE IT! THE COLOR REGISTER MAY BE OFF IN THE PHOTO. BIG SIZE AND STILL HAS THE ORIGINAL INK STAMPINGS. I BELIEVE IT MAY BE LATE 1970'S, JUST BEFORE THE THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN. NO PROBLEM FIXING IT FOR USE. DIRECT FROM STORAGE, SHOWING LITTLE TO NO USE, BUT
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