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Russian soldier dressed in SN-42 body armor, wielding a Degtyaryov Pekhotny 'DP' light machine gun, date unknown

Caption   Russian soldier dressed in SN-42 body armor, wielding a Degtyaryov Pekhotny 'DP' light machine gun, date unknown ww2dbase
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 25 Jan 2008



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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
17 Oct 2012 05:54:20 PM

SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND AIRMEN DEFEND YOUR MOTHERLAND FROM THE HATED FASCIST INVADER: LUCKY IVAN HAS BEEN ISSUED THE SN-42 BODY ARMOR, THERE WERE SEVERAL DIFFERENT TYPES OF BODY ARMOR, THAT WERE COMBAT TESTED, BUT THE SN-42 WAS PUT INTO PRODUCTION. THE ARMOR PLATE WAS 0.8/2MM THICK AND WEIGHED ABOUT 3.5KG/7LBS. IT WAS ISSUED TO ENGINEERES, INFANTY THAT RODE ON TANKS AND TROOPS THAT FOUGHT IN URBAN BATTLES. IVAN HAS BEEN ISSUED THE M40 STEEL HELMET, CAMOUFLAGE OVERALL AND HIS DP 7.62mm MACHINE GUN. THIS WEAPON WAS A GAS OPERATED, LT. MACHINE GUN, FEED SYSTEM WAS A 47 ROUND FLAT DRUM MAGAZINE, RATE OF FIRE 500 ROUNDS PER MINUTE.

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