Camouflage Uniforms of the Soviet Union and Russia: 1937-to the Present

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Camouflage Uniforms of the Soviet Union and Russia is a comprehensive guide to the history, design and use of camouflage field uniforms of the Soviet Union and Russia. This excellent reference contains factual and interesting material covering the earliest days of uniform development to the most recent issues of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, former KGB and Spetsnaz forces. Packed with detailed color photographs, this book fills an important void in the collector reference library that has been vacant far too ...
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Overview

Camouflage Uniforms of the Soviet Union and Russia is a comprehensive guide to the history, design and use of camouflage field uniforms of the Soviet Union and Russia. This excellent reference contains factual and interesting material covering the earliest days of uniform development to the most recent issues of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, former KGB and Spetsnaz forces. Packed with detailed color photographs, this book fills an important void in the collector reference library that has been vacant far too long. Designed with both the militaria collector and Russophile in mind, this book is an easy to use picture guide to the most sought after collectible in the Soviet and Russian militaria field, and is a must for any serious collector or intelligence analyst interested in the former Soviet Union or Russia.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764304620
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 7/28/2007
  • Series: Schiffer Military History Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2002

    Definitive Work on USSR /Russian Military Camouflage

    Desmond's work is the definitive piece on Soviet and Russian military camouflage uniforms. I'd highly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the military history of the Soviet Union and Russia. Superb color photo's of uniforms used by KGB, MVD, snipers, Spetsnaz, etc. that have never been seen in western media.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2001

    An authouratative treatise on Soviet/Russian camo patterns and uniforms

    For modeler and collection, Camouflage uniforms of the Soviet Union and Russia: 1937 to the present is not simply a handy reference book of the wide variety of camouflage patterns and uniforms but also an authouratative treatise on the subject. Indeed, this book should prompt Osprey to revise the colour plates, and the accompanying textual descriptions on Soviet camouflage uniforms as well as those exported to client states in order to correct any eror and to clarify any ambiguities The first half of the book provides an overview of the history of camoflage in the 19th and 20th centuries; then discusses in depth the history of Soviet camouflage as well as the textual descriptions of the various patterns and the uniforms adopted by the various armed services including the fighting units of the Ministry of the Interior and 'special forces' (spetnaz). The second half of the book is the pictorial presentation of the camouflage patterns, uniforms and headgear with detailed captions. The book provides its share of surprises; most notably how Cubism and its Russian variant, Constructivism, were inspirational in modern camouflage development. Further, readers will finally learn of the origins of the Schofield designation used in describing the VRS (Armed forces of Russia) camo uniform adopted in 1991 and its subsequent variants since then. Nevertheless, there are a number of criticisms. There are two: First, the book's scope is too narrow as it excludes modelers. In fact, there are some patterns that would baffle modelers; consequently, I would urge the publisher to reprint a revised edition of the book with an annex comprising of painting guides to assist modelers paint the various patterns using 1/35 scale Dragon and ICM soldier sets as well as a list of the appropriate colours from the popular lines of model/hobby paints. Second, the book is in hardcover which limits the appeal to the more budget conscious readers. A softcover edition would be most welcome. In conclusion, despite these minor reservations, I highly recommend this book to collectors and modelers who are seriously interested in Soviet/Russian camouflage uniforms.

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