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elephant_il2
10-17-2005, 06:46 AM
I'm in the works on a new VVS pilot template and I wanted to include life jackets,I don't have enough reference though.
My two best shots of VVS life vests are these two:

http://atlas.walagata.com/w/elephant/VVS_life_jackets.jpg

From the above pics (the above one mostly),it seems that the VVS used a vest copied from the German Swp 734 10-30 (1936-37)design which originaly had brown colored body and brick red shoulder yoke and collar.The problem is that the rubber inflation tube and commpressed air cylinder,in Swp 734, were mounted on the left side and on this pic are on the right (inverted image?)
Does anybody of you have any reference on this?
What about coloring? From the second pic it seems that at some point they were brightly colored.
Plese friends with access to info on this issue,enlighten me...

elephant_il2
10-17-2005, 06:46 AM
I'm in the works on a new VVS pilot template and I wanted to include life jackets,I don't have enough reference though.
My two best shots of VVS life vests are these two:

http://atlas.walagata.com/w/elephant/VVS_life_jackets.jpg

From the above pics (the above one mostly),it seems that the VVS used a vest copied from the German Swp 734 10-30 (1936-37)design which originaly had brown colored body and brick red shoulder yoke and collar.The problem is that the rubber inflation tube and commpressed air cylinder,in Swp 734, were mounted on the left side and on this pic are on the right (inverted image?)
Does anybody of you have any reference on this?
What about coloring? From the second pic it seems that at some point they were brightly colored.
Plese friends with access to info on this issue,enlighten me...

Taylortony
10-17-2005, 10:32 AM
Its a pity You dont need us or American, heck i even saved some offline for you.
only thing i could find was on here and the reenacting bit, neither show them http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

http://www.collectrussia.com/ShowCat.htm?Cat=WW2Pilots


For anyone else needing them

Japanese

http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-uniforms/japanese.htm

American

http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-uniforms/usaaf.htm

elephant_il2
10-17-2005, 03:18 PM
Thanks Tony!
I have already made some British and US pilots,it was about time to make some Soviet ones don't you think?
I have collected tons of reference on uniforms and flight equipment but this particular item still misses me... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif
Anyone else? You Russian friends?