During the Finnish, or "winter" war, almost all the fighters and commanders of the Workers'and Peasants' Red Army wore Budennovki. And during the years of the Great Patriotic War, the Budennovka was not at all an anachronism and exotic until 1944 it was actively used in combat units, which is confirmed by many photographs of those years. Budennovki were worn by servicemen of all military branches - gunners, pilots, border guards and, of course, foot soldiers. By 1939, the "cloth helmet" of the Red Army looked as follows.A headdress made of dark gray cloth on a cotton lining was sewn of six spherical triangles forming a tapering cone at the top. A round piece (button) with a diameter of 2 cm and a lining of the same cloth was sewn into the cone from the front. When folded, the natalnik was fastened with eyelets to two small uniform buttons located on the sides of the headgear. A large cloth pentagonal star with a diameter of 8 cm in instrument color was sewn onto the frontal part.
For infantrymen it was crimson, for border guards it was green, for gunners, sappers and tankers it was black. In the center of the cloth star was attached a large shaped metal star with the image of a sickle and a hammer. Budennovka "left" for the same reasons that the "very good" humpback helmet SS-36- "left" for purely economic reasons.
But the issued Budennovka continued to be worn, often by entire units, until 1945. Of course, she was already an anachronism, and the cameramen tried not to get into the frame. But the frames of the chronicle brought us a lot of documentary evidence that the Budennovka during the years of the Great Patriotic War was not a rarity at the front.Date stamped 1940, Samoylova cap factory, Size 57. The item "Budenovka Air Force Pilot Red Army WW2 1940" is in sale since Monday, March 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Russia\Hats & Helmets". The seller is "kupr_zoi" and is located in Ukraine.
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