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    Default Soviet Armed Forces / Soviet Army (1946-1991)

    This thread will be on the ARMED FORCES OF THE USSR (1946-1991) a.k.a. SOVIET ARMY. Do not post pics of Workers’–Peasants’ Red Army (1918-1946). I'll create a separate thread later.

    Structure of Soviet Armed Forces:
    Strategic Missile Troops
    Ground forces
    - Motorized Infantry
    - Armoured forces
    - Airborne Troops
    - Artillery and missile troops
    - Army Air Defence
    - Army Aviation
    - Sapper Troops
    - Signal Troops
    - Radiotechnical Troops
    - Chemical troops
    Air Defence Forces
    - Radiotechnical Troops
    - Surface-to-Air Missile Troops
    - Fighter Aviation
    Air Forces
    - Long Range Aviation
    - Frontal Aviation
    - Military Transport Avition
    Navy
    - Submarine Forces
    - Surface Forces
    - Naval Aviation
    - Coastal Artillery
    - Naval Infantry
    Rear Services
    Troops of Civil Defence
    Border Troops (under authority of
    Committee for State Security)
    Internal Troops (under authority of Ministry of Internal Affairs)


    Soviet Army and Soviet Navy insignia (1982). Shoulder Straps.
    For full dress
    1. Marshal of the Soviet Union
    2.
    Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union
    3.
    Chief Marshal of Aviation
    4.
    Chief Marshal of Armoured Troops (for overcoat)
    5.
    Army General
    6.
    Admiral of the Fleet (for overcoat)
    7.
    Colonel General
    8. Admiral
    9.
    Lieutenant General
    10.
    Major General of the Medical Service
    11. Colonel
    12. 1st Rank Captain
    13. 3rd Rank Captain (for overcoat)
    14. Captain
    15.
    Captain Lieutenant
    16. Senior Warrant Officer (Motorized Infantry)
    17. Warrant Officer
    18. Midshipman
    19.
    Starshyna (extended military service)
    20.
    Sergeant (extended military service)


    For service uniform
    21.
    Marshal of the Soviet Union
    22.
    Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union
    23.
    Chief Marshal of Artillery
    24.
    Army General
    25.
    Colonel
    26.
    1st Rank Captain
    27. Captain
    28. Warrant Officer (Soviet Army)

    For
    field uniform
    29.
    Marshal of the Soviet Union
    30.
    Chief Marshal of Artillery
    31. Colonel
    General
    32.
    Colonel
    33.
    Rank Captain
    34. Warrant Officer

    For service and
    field uniform (except overcoat)
    35. Starshyna (extended military service)

    36. Sergeant (extended military service)

    For dress, service and
    field uniform (exceprt for wadded jacket) of national service personnel
    37.
    Starshyna
    38. Senior
    Sergeant
    39. Private

    For military uniform and wadded jacket of national service personnel
    40. Junior Sergeant

    41. Private

    For students of military schools
    42. Student-starshyna
    43. Student

    44. Suvorov military school pupil

    For Navy starshynas and seamen
    45. Main ship starshyna
    46. Main starshyna
    47. 1st class starshyna
    48. 2nd class starshyna
    49. Seaman

    For naval school students (ship crew)
    50. Student - main ship starshyna
    51. Student
    52.
    Nakhimov naval school pupil

    Tabs
    For overcoats and summer coats
    53. Marshal of the Soviet Union
    54. General
    55-57. Main marshal and general of army branch
    For full dress uniform (except for marshals and generals) and officer service uniform
    58. Motorized infantry
    59. Artillery
    60. Tank forces
    61. Aviation
    62. Medical Service

    Sleeve emblems
    For dress double-breasted jackets of admirals and officers of ship crews
    1. Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union
    2. Admiral of the Fleet
    3. Admiral

    For service coats, navy blue coats of admirals and naval officers
    4. 2nd Rank Captain
    5.
    Captain Lieutenant
    6. Junior
    Lieutenant

    Year of service for warrant officers and midshipmen (colour of lap depends on colour of lap)
    7. 1st year
    8. 2nd year
    9. 3rd year
    10. 4th year
    11. 5-9th year
    12. 10th and more

    For extended military servicemen
    13. 1 year
    14. 3 years
    15. 5 years
    16. 7 years
    17. 20 years

    Year of education in military schools
    18. 1st year
    19. 2nd year
    20. 3rd year
    21. 4th year

    For naval and Nakhimov school students
    22. 1st year student
    23. 5th year student
    24. 10th year Nakhimov school student

    Branches for warrant officers,
    extended military servicemen, sergeants, privates, military school students and sappers
    25. Motorized Infantry
    26. Artillery
    27. Tank Forces
    28. Aviation
    29. Airborne Troops
    30. Sapper Troops
    31. Chemical Troops
    32. Signal and Radiotechnical Troops
    33. Railway Troops and Military Railways Service
    34. Automobile and Road Troops
    35. Pipeline units
    36. Contsruction units
    37. Military Topographical Service
    38. Medical and Veterinary Service
    39. Military bandmasters and musicians
    40. Naval Infantry

    Professions for midshipmen, warrant officers, starshynas, sergeants and seamen of Navy (except for aviation) wearing naval uniform.
    41. Navigation specialists
    42. Siganls and Radiotechnical specialists
    43. Mine and Torpedo specialists
    44. Artillert specialists
    45. Electromechanical Devices specialists
    46. Specialists in all types of Defence, Security and Maintenance.


    Badges of Soviet Army and Soviet Navy

    For distinguished services in execution military duty, excellent performance in combat and political training
    1. Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR
    2. Guards
    3. 25 years anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War
    4. Hign achiever of the Soviet Army
    5. Honoured military pilot of the USSR
    6. Honoured Test Navigator of the USSR
    7. High Achiever of the Air Forces
    8.
    High Achiever of the Navy
    9.
    High Achiever of combat engineering
    10. For combat minesweeping
    11. Paratrooper intrsuctor
    12. Sharpshooter pilot
    17. National Air-Defence Forces

    For service qualification and classiness
    13. Information analysis systems engineer and officer techincal staff
    14. 1st class military pilot
    15. Master specialist
    16. 2nd class specialist
    18, 19, 20. For extended service
    21. 1st class military navigator and 1st class navigator instructor
    22. Submarine commander
    23. Sportsman-soldier (golden badge)
    24. 1st class sportsman-soldier
    25. Soviet Armed Forces Championship

    For graduating from military educational institutes
    26. Military Academy of General Staff
    27. Military Academy
    28. Military schools and military institutes
    29.
    Suvorov Military Schools
    30. Military secondary schools
    31.
    Nakhimov Naval Schools


    Soviet medals
    1. Golden Star
    2. Sickle and Hammer
    3.
    Medal for Valor
    4.
    Ushakov Medal
    5.
    For Combat Service
    6. Nakhimov Medal
    7. 100th Anniversary of Lenin's Birth
    8. Guerrrila of the Patriotic War. 1st class
    9. Distinguished Serve in Guarding the State Border. 1st class
    10.
    Distinguished Serve. 1st class
    11.
    For the Defence of Leningrad
    12.
    For the Defence of Moscow
    13.
    For the Defence of Odessa
    14.
    For the Defence of Sevastopol
    15.
    For the Defence of Stalingrad
    16.
    For the Defence of Kiev
    17.
    For the Defence of Caucasus


    18.
    For the Defence of Soviet Transarctic
    19.
    For The Victory Over Germany In The Great Patriotic War 1941-1945
    20. 20 Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945
    21. 30
    Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945
    22.
    For the Victory Over Japan
    23. For carrying Budapest
    24.
    For carrying Königsberg
    25.
    For carrying Vienna
    26.
    For carrying Berlin
    27.
    For liberation of Belgrade
    28.
    For liberation of Warsaw
    29.
    For liberation of Prague
    30. For an efficient work in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945
    31. Veteran Of The Soviet Armed Forces
    32. 20 Years Of The Worker's And Peasants Red Army
    33. 30 Years Since the Creation of the Soviet Armed Forces
    34. 40 Years Since the Creation of the Soviet Armed Forces
    35. 50 Years Since the Creation of the Soviet Armed Forces
    36. 60 Years Since the Creation of the Soviet Armed Forces
    37. For 20 Years Irreproachable Service


    Soviet orders
    1.
    Order of Lenin
    2.
    Order of the October Revolution
    3.
    Order of Victory
    4.
    Order of the Red Banner
    5. Order of Suvorov. 1st class
    6. Order of Suvorov. 2nd class
    7. Order of Suvorov. 3rd class
    8.
    Order of Ushakov. 1st class

    9. Order of Ushakov. 2nd class
    10.
    Order of Kutuzov. 1st class
    11.
    Order of Kutuzov. 2nd class
    12.
    Order of Kutuzov. 3rd class
    13.
    Order [*******Black]of Nakhimov. [/COLOR]1st class
    14.
    Order [*******Black]of Nakhimov. 2nd class
    15. [/COLOR]
    Order of Bohdan Khmelnitsky. 1st class
    16.
    Order of Bohdan Khmelnitsky. 2nd class
    17.
    Order of Bohdan Khmelnitsky. 3rd class
    18.
    Order of Alexander Nevsky
    19.
    Order of the Patriotic War. 1st class
    20.
    Order of the Patriotic War. 2nd class


    21. Order of the Red Banner of Labour
    22.
    Order of Friendship of Peoples
    23.
    Order of the Red Star
    24.
    Order for Service to the Homeland in the Armed Forces. 1st class
    25.
    Order for Service to the Homeland in the Armed Forces. 2nd class
    26.
    Order for Service to the Homeland in the Armed Forces. 3rd class
    27.
    Order of the Badge of Honour
    28.
    Order of Glory. 1st class
    29.
    Order of Glory. 2nd class
    30.
    Order of Glory. 3rd class


    Soviet military uniforms
    1. Summer dress uniform. Marshals and generals (except for aviation) - in formation
    2. Winter
    dress uniform. Marshals and generals (except for aviation) - in formation and out of formation
    3.
    Summer dress uniform. Marshals and generals of aviation - in and out of formation
    4.
    Summer dress uniform. Marshals and generals (in aviation cap and trousers are of blue colour)
    5. Summer service uniform.
    Marshals and generals - out of formation (Trousers are worn over high boots)
    6. Summer khaki iniform. Marshals and generals (in special period)
    7.
    Summer dress uniform. Officers, warrant officers and extended military servicemen (except for Aviation and Airborne Troops) - in formation
    8.
    Summer dress uniform. Officers, warrant officers and extended military servicemen of Aviation and Airborne Troops
    9.
    Summer service uniform. Officers, warrant officers and extended military servicemen - in formation
    10.
    Summer service uniform. Officers, warrant officers and extended military servicemen - out of formation (Trousers are worn over high boots)
    11. Winter
    service uniform. Officers, warrant officers and extended military servicemen - out of formation (Trousers are worn over high boots)
    12.
    Summer service uniform. Officers - out of formation (summer overcoat. Trousers are tucked into boots)
    13.
    Summer service uniform. Officers, warrant officers and extended military servicemen - out of formation (Shirt. Trousers are worn over high boots)
    14.
    Summer field uniform. Officers, warrant officers and extended military servicemen
    15. Winter
    field uniform. Officers, warrant officers and extended military servicemen (in wadded jacket)
    16.
    Summer dress uniform. Sergeants, soldiers, students and military constructors.
    17 .
    Summer service uniform. Sergeants, soldiers (except for Airborne Troops), students and military constructors.
    18.
    Summer service uniform. Airborne Troops soldiers and students.

    1. Summer light uniform. Sergeants, soldiers and students (for hot areas)
    2. Winter service uniform.
    Sergeants, soldiers, students and military constructors
    3. Summer
    field uniform. Sergeants and soldiers (for special periods)
    4.
    Winter field uniform. Sergeants and soldiers (wadded jacket)
    5.
    Winter field uniform. Sergeants and soldiers (for special periods)
    6. Summer service uniform. Suvorov school pupils (uniform №2)
    7. Summer dress uniform. Admirals and Navy generals (uniform №1)
    8.
    Summer service uniform. Admirals and Navy generals - in formation (uniform №2)
    9.
    Summer service uniform. Naval officers, mishipmen, warrant officers and extended military servicemen - out of formation (uniform №3)
    10.
    Summer service uniform. Naval officers, mishipmen, warrant officers and extended military servicemen - out of formation (in shirt)
    11. Winter
    service uniform. Naval officers, mishipmen, warrant officers and extended military servicemen - out of formation (uniform №4)
    12.
    Summer service uniform. Naval officers, mishipmen, warrant officers and extended military servicemen - out of formation (in blue jacket)
    13.
    Summer uniform. Starshynas (sergeants) and seamen of national service (uniform №2)
    14. Winter
    uniform. Starshynas (sergeants) and seamen of national service (uniform №4)
    15.
    Summer uniform. Starshynas (sergeants) and seamen of national service (uniform №5)
    16.
    Summer service uniform. Starshynas (sergeants) and seamen of national service, students of military schools and pupils of Nakhimov schools.
    17. Summer
    field uniform. Naval Infantry officers, warrant officers and extended military servicemen.
    18. Winter field
    uniform. Naval Infantry officers, warrant officers and extended military servicemen.

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    Nice pictures and information, CABAL.

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    Nice pictures and information, CABAL.
    lol yeah heavy and big topic like the USSR

    That is the HOS



    and that it is the Lenin Order




    In Afganistan...




    All pics/Art taken from Osprey Publishing



    that is the Soviet Naval Base in Cam Ranh in Vietnam during 1979-91 the art is from Defense Intelligence agency that was a old US base in South Vietnam


    I take it here.
    http://guerradevietnam.foros.ws/t118...-1980-1989/15/

    Is a spanish topic about china Vietnamese war from 1979




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    the one in africa is very interesting...is a GRU member? can you please tell me where and when that photo was taken?

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    I can't say for sure. To my mind that is military advisor in Angola.

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    Default Soviet Aircraft





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    you get a nice pic but we need pass this page is very heavy

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    try make 3-6 pic per post

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    taken from the Osprey bock Inside the Soviet Army Today


    Last edited by Walls; 12-01-2009 at 02:42 PM. Reason: this page is a kinda heavy

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    Great photos, but these two:





    were made during WW2 - the first one is from Victory parade, the second one was made in 1943, at Central front - these are soldiers from 1st SHISBR

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