9th Airborne Brigade VDV

VDV Basic Kit & Complete Kit

 Basic Kit:

Pilotka w/star – Standard model for combat and everyday use.

Pilotka w/star – Air force model in dark blue with light blue piping. – (Trident Military)

M-40 Helmet – 1940’s style with 3 pad liner.

Jump Badge – WWII style.(Trident Military)

M-43 Tunic – WWII style with Air force shoulder boards.

Trousers – Either M-35 or M-43 style since there is little difference between the two.

Tall Boots – Either East German or Soviet manufacture. (Paratrooper use) or…

Low Boots w /leg wraps  -  Either Canadian or British ammo boots or some Swiss made styles.(Air landing)

Backpack – Either the two pocket model 1938 or model 1940 myeshok model.

Equipment Belt – Either  all leather w/roller buckle or web belt w/leather reinforcements & roller buckle.

Y – Straps – Soviet canvas  model. (Ostfront)

Canteen  & Carrier -  WWII style  w/either belt mounted or shoulder carrier.

Gas Mask Bag – Either the earlier style BN or the later style are fine.

Ammo Pouches – WWII style appropriate to weapon being carried. Do not use post war pebble grain.

Plasch Palatka – WWII style with leather grommets.

Firearm – WWII  models - 91-30 Mosin Nagant rifle, Model 38  carbine, PPSH 41, PPS 43, Model 44               

                   carbine.

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Complete Kit:

Pilotka w/star – Standard model for combat and everyday use.

Pilotka w/star – Air force model in dark blue with light blue piping. (Trident Military)

Ushanka – WWII style.

Jump Helmet – WWII cloth style without ribbing. (Best of Russia)

M-40 Helmet – 1940’s style with 3 pad liner.

Jump Badge – WWII style. (Trident Military)

Goggles -  WWII style Air Force Pattern.

M-43 Tunic – WWII style with Air force shoulder boards.

M-35 Tunic – WWII style with Air Force collar tabs

Trousers – Either M-35 or M-43 style since there is little difference between the two.

Tall Boots – Either East German or Soviet manufacture. (Paratrooper use) or…

Low Boots w /leg wraps  -  Either Canadian or British ammo boots or some Swiss made styles.(Air landing)

Summer Pattern Splotch Camouflage –  WWII style either one or two piece.

Winter Pattern  Over whites -  WWII style  either one or two piece.

Backpack – Either the two pocket model 1938 or model 1940 myeshok model.

Equipment Belt – Either  all leather w/roller buckle or web belt w/leather reinforcements & roller buckle.

Y – Straps – WWII canvas  model.(ostfront)

Canteen  & Carrier -  WWII style  w/either belt mounted or shoulder carrier.

Gas Mask Bag – Either the earlier style BN or the later style are fine.

Bread Bag – WWII pattern belt mounted.

Ammo Pouches – WWII style appropriate to weapon being carried. Do not use post war pebble grain.

Mess Gear – WWII style two piece kit or one piece  pot & eating utensils.

E-Tool – WWII style either pointed or flat model.

Compass -  WWII style either wrist or pocket style.

Flashlight – WWII style of European manufacture.

Fighting  Knife –  WWII style with either the Scout Knife or Finnish Pukko  pattern  preferred.

Watch – WWII style  either wrist or pocket model.

I.D. Capsule – WWII style bakelite model.

Plasch Palatka – WWII style with leather grommets.

Firearm – WWII  models - 91-30 Mosin Nagant rifle, Model 38  carbine, PPSH 41, PPS 43, Model 44               

                   carbine.