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URSS and Warsaw Pact Uniforms

Post  Gardamo on Mon 02 Nov 2009, 2:06 am

I open this thread hoping that someone can fill my personal gap about those uniforms, with drawings or photos. I've got some books from Osprey Publishing like "Inside the Soviet Army", "Soviet Bloc Elite Forces", "Russia's War in Afghanistan" and "Warsaw Pact Ground Forces". The plates inside the books are pretty good but lack of a good description of the uniforms... so please post here everything you know about this topic Smile

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Post  Gardamo on Mon 02 Nov 2009, 2:21 am

Here's the Wikipedia page with rank table for the years 1982-91, just before the collapse of the Soviet Union. This is a good starting point.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_ranks_of_the_Soviet_Union

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Post  wfrad on Mon 02 Nov 2009, 2:23 am

Gardamo,
What period, the books you mention is I believe are mainly seventies onward!
There's two books, one really as itís a copy of the original with little added,
The British armies Soviet Army Uniforms 1961 and Soviet Army Uniforms & Insignia 1945-75 by Lt Col A,J, Baker.
The later is a little bit of a scam in my opinion, basically a black and white reproduction to the first with very little real information added.
Also you could try Army Navy & Air Force Uniforms of the Warsaw Pact by Friedrich Wiener. This may give a little bit extra detail than the Osprey books, but not much more.

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Post  Gardamo on Mon 02 Nov 2009, 2:51 am

wfrad wrote:Gardamo,
What period, the books you mention is I believe are mainly seventies onward!
There's two books, one really as itís a copy of the original with little added,
The British armies Soviet Army Uniforms 1961 and Soviet Army Uniforms & Insignia 1945-75 by Lt Col A,J, Baker.
The later is a little bit of a scam in my opinion, basically a black and white reproduction to the first with very little real information added.
Also you could try Army Navy & Air Force Uniforms of the Warsaw Pact by Friedrich Wiener. This may give a little bit extra detail than the Osprey books, but not much more.

Regards
WF

I hope to find more detailed material than the usual books. Maybe someone got some kind of uniform regulation for those countries?

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Re: URSS and Warsaw Pact Uniforms

Post  zebra on Fri 06 Nov 2009, 8:34 pm

Hello if you go to "Military photos net" via the links page and put in Warsaw Pact ground troops -cold war in the search box, you should see loads of pages of WP photos plus illustations from the books mentioned including Albanian /Yugoslav soldiers. Also the GMIC website has some Albanian army photos if you go on the Albanian section. Pat.

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Post  Gardamo on Sat 07 Nov 2009, 5:18 am

zebra wrote:Hello if you go to "Military photos net" via the links page and put in Warsaw Pact ground troops -cold war in the search box, you should see loads of pages of WP photos plus illustations from the books mentioned including Albanian /Yugoslav soldiers. Also the GMIC website has some Albanian army photos if you go on the Albanian section. Pat.

Thank you very much. However sorry for my ignorance but you can give the link for the GMIC website?

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Post  Gardamo on Sat 07 Nov 2009, 5:30 am

By the way I found a new site about soviet patches.

Here's the link: http://www.spets.dk/spets.htm

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Post  Les-Art on Sat 07 Nov 2009, 7:58 am

Hi Gardamo,
I see that you are in Italy and thought this may be of interest to you.

http://www.ponchirolieditori.it

This is the website of an Italian publisher offering a book on the uniforms and insignias of the Warsaw Pact countries .
The book complies all the offical illustrations for each country ,so that they each knew what their allies looked like. By the look of the samples shown the illustrations are from the 1970's and you may have seen them however I don't think that anything changed significantly ,except for the camoflage uniforms especially those used by the USSR in Afghanistan.

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Post  Les-Art on Sat 07 Nov 2009, 8:11 am

Sorry forgot to attach this to my last post.

It's one of the sample pages off the Italian Website

http://i88.servimg.com/u/f88/13/98/25/75/01-b10.jpg


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Post  wfrad on Sat 07 Nov 2009, 9:27 am

Nice site Les, thanks.
WF

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Post  zebra on Sat 07 Nov 2009, 9:34 pm

Hello Gardamo, GMIC is the Gentlemans Military Intrest Club and you can get to it by going to this websites "Links " page or just type in GMIC in googles search box. Pat.

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