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"
Size stamp on cheek "3"
Factory and date stamps on cheek "Я67." "Ф-0133
Stamp inside mask "Я(?)7167б"
Stamps inside mask "4-12" "3"
Filter top view
Filter plug bottom view
Filter side view
"SOVIET PROTECTIVE MASK, MODEL SHLEM" Photo from "VC/NVA EQUIPMENT IDENTIFICATION GUIDE 1 APRIL 1971 COMBINED INTELLIGENCE CENTER VIETNAM"
Text from "VC/NVA EQUIPMENT IDENTIFICATION GUIDE 1 APRIL 1971 COMBINED INTELLIGENCE CENTER VIETNAM"