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East German Balaclava
608544 ts
An East German balaclava[1]
Type: Balaclava
Designation: Unknown
Place of origin: GDR
Produced: At least 1990[2]
Manufacturer(s): Unknown
Material(s): wool
Evolved from: Unknown
Evolved into: Unknown
Service
Used by: National People's Army
Wars: Unknown
The East German Balaclava is a woolen balaclava of German origin.[3][4][5][6][7]

OverviewEdit

The NVA balaclava is made of wool and in cable knit style. It has one large oval eye opening which also allows the exposure of the nose for easier breathing. It is 20" long and usually in olive drab color.

HistoryEdit

The NVA balaclava was used by the East German National People's Army. However, its design was fairly outdated by the time of the Cold War.







VideosEdit

Tactical Gear Reviews - Graymawr East German Soldier08:59

Tactical Gear Reviews - Graymawr East German Soldier

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://www.google.bg/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fimage.sportsmansguide.com%2Fadimgs%2Fl%2F6%2F608544_ts.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww2-origin.sportsmansguide.com%2Fproduct%2Findex%2Fnew-east-german-military-surplus-wool-balaclava-5-pack%3Fa%3D1907854&docid=xMUN9FJL8DNqSM&tbnid=Ag8cy5d_pqIuGM%3A&w=1155&h=1155&bih=891&biw=1680&ved=0ahUKEwjq2LroyfHPAhWjK5oKHdfqAPA4ZBAzCFwoWDBY&iact=mrc&uact=8
  2. http://www.gowenmilitaria.com/datecodes.html
  3. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DDR-EAST-GERMAN-ARMY-ISSUE-HEADOVER-NECK-WARMER-/201586221963
  4. https://www.google.bg/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fi2.wp.com%2Fmainemilitarymuseum.info%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2014%2F02%2Fimg_0065.jpg%3Fresize%3D366%252C550&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fmainemilitarymuseum.info%2Fphotos-and-videos%2Fhats-and-helmets%2F&docid=otob7VEGd26eXM&tbnid=AGD0JME9ZRFRaM%3A&vet=1&w=366&h=550&bih=633&biw=1366&ved=0ahUKEwjq4Im94LPTAhXGjCwKHWpWCYAQMwhNKCIwIg&iact=c&ictx=1
  5. https://www.google.bg/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fi.ebayimg.com%2F00%2Fs%2FMTYwMFgxMjAw%2Fz%2F-XoAAOSwG-1WxK17%2F%24_1.JPG&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.ph%2Fitm%2FEast-German-Army-NVA-Balaclava-Wool%2F252290759329&docid=N8bPhJ5sBfNi3M&tbnid=CHTcJ5y21Qqc7M%3A&vet=10ahUKEwjq4Im94LPTAhXGjCwKHWpWCYAQMwgnKAYwBg..i&w=300&h=400&itg=1&bih=633&biw=1366&q=east%20german%20balaclava&ved=0ahUKEwjq4Im94LPTAhXGjCwKHWpWCYAQMwgnKAYwBg&iact=mrc&uact=8
  6. http://www.ebay.at/itm/NVA-DDR-Fallschirmjager-Kopfschutz-Oma-Aufklarer-KSK-18-East-German-Sturmhaube-/282435434296?hash=item41c276b738:g:EqwAAOSwhQhY6moW
  7. http://www.ebay.at/itm/NVA-Fallschirmjager-Spezialeinheiten-Sturmhaube-DDR-Lagerware-selten-MfS-Stasi-/182532894888?hash=item2a7fcef0a8:g:X2sAAOSwB09YOvWA

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