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Helmet SSH-36 presented work lysvenskoye plant the last of the XVII Congress of Soviets

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the USSR, 1937 Original helmet, released in 1936-37 gg  Lysvenskoye plant. Partially preserved extremely rare pea color dome helmets and head decal-star type 1. The liner was torn in the period of the Finnish war for the possibility of putting a helmet on top of budenovka that was a frequent practice at the time. On the helmet there is the inscription “ XVII all-Russian Congress of Soviets from working engineers and employees lysvenskoye plant». Part of the inscription is under parakram that says that the helmet could use in WWII, for example in the militia. In the right temporal region of the helmet has a dent from hit the crest of the lost. The not less, extremely rare collectible helmet with a very unusual history.


SS-36 (also known under the name "galingale") — the steel helmet of the sample 1936. The first steel helmet Soviet production, taken into service of the red army. Means of individual protection of soldiers of the red army, was widely used in the Armed Forces of the Soviet Union during the battles at lake Khasan and Khalkhin Gol, in the Polish campaign the red army in the Winter war and in the initial period of the great Patriotic war. Worn like all other helmets with liners. In the 1920-1930-ies in the red army used helmets "Adrian Helmet", which appeared in the Russian army in 1916, as well as the type M17 helmets in relatively small quantities. Developed in helmet 1929 M29 and M30 — 1930, never went into production. In mid-1934 the people's Commissariat of defense of the USSR was given the task to develop the steel helmet for the red army, corresponding to the conditions of modern combined arms combat.
In 1935 at the Leningrad metallurgical plant began production of a new helmet model, developed by Schwartz, passed into service in 1936 and received the designation SS-36. New helmet received the original hemispherical shape with a prominent forward peak and side fields-rays. Its silhouette looked like a German steel helmet.
SS-36 was the first helmet designed and launched into mass production in the USSR. Baptism of fire SS-36 received during the war in Spain, where he would put the Republicans and the international brigades.
In the summer of 1938 steel helmets were used during the fighting at lake Khasan. According to the analysis of wounds sustained by soldiers of the red army during the fighting at lake Khasan, it was found that the presence of helmets has reduced the mortality of military personnel of the red army from wounds of the skull to 5.8% (during the first world war, the mortality from wounds of the skull soldiers of the tsarist army, which had no metal helmets, was 50%).
In the future, it is actively used by the red Army in the battle of Khalkhin-Gol, where he earned the nickname "galingale", as well as in the Winter war and the Polish campaign in 1939. However, during its application revealed a large number of disadvantages. Thus, the field created the "sail effect" and hamper the movement of soldier and large visor reduces visibility. It is for these and other reasons, in 1939 work began on the next slam, which later received the name of the SSH-39, next school 40[4]. Since 1940 in the red army began a gradual replacement of SSH-36 helmets to the new model, but the beginning of the Great Patriotic war delayed this change, therefore, school-36 was used, mixed with SSH-40 Soviet soldiers until about 1943.

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