NVA / Soviet Шлем Маска 41М (ШМ-41М)

The North Vietnamese Army / Soviet Шлем Маска 41М (ШМ-41М) was imported from the Soviet Union during the Vietnam War.  Instead of using the heavy soviet filters and hoses, the NVA supplied their own lightweight filters.  This example was made in Yaroslavl in 1967, and was captured by my father Maj Jack K. Tarr in 1971 near the DMZ in Quang Tri Province during his third and final tour of duty in Vietnam.

Шлем Маска = "Helmet Mask"

Rubber stamp
Rubber stamp

Size stamp on cheek "3"

Rubber stamps
Rubber stamps

Factory and date stamps on cheek "Я67." "Ф-0133

Stamp
Stamp

Stamp inside mask "Я(?)7167б"

Stamps
Stamps

Stamps inside mask "4-12" "3"

Filter
Filter

Filter top view

Filter
Filter

Filter plug bottom view

Filter
Filter

Filter side view

VC/NVA ShM-41M
VC/NVA ShM-41M

"SOVIET PROTECTIVE MASK, MODEL SHLEM" Photo from "VC/NVA EQUIPMENT IDENTIFICATION GUIDE 1 APRIL 1971 COMBINED INTELLIGENCE CENTER VIETNAM"

VC/NVA ShM-41M
VC/NVA ShM-41M

Text from "VC/NVA EQUIPMENT IDENTIFICATION GUIDE 1 APRIL 1971 COMBINED INTELLIGENCE CENTER VIETNAM"