Espion007
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I Have Old Soviet Air Force Stuff, What Is It

Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:03 am



I have these old soviet epaulets that I got from a relative of mine in russia about 8 years ago. Lately a friend of mine told me it would be a shitty idea to sew them into this new jacket I bought, but instead find somebody who knows whats so special about them (because apparently, they're special). So what can you tell me about what these and the insignia/ranking/history/etc.?
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BladeLWS
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RE: I Have Old Soviet Air Force Stuff, What Is It

Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:42 am

Well the rank is a Lt. Colonel (if they were small stars it would be a Lt.), with airforce or navy aviator device. I am not sure what the green color and blue strips signify.
 
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RE: I Have Old Soviet Air Force Stuff, What Is It

Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:54 am

On second thought I might have it. Those boards could be KGB State Security. http://www.uniforminsignia.net/?opti...signiasearch&Itemid=53&result=1921
 
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RE: I Have Old Soviet Air Force Stuff, What Is It

Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:48 pm



Quoting BladeLWS (Reply 2):
Those boards could be KGB State Security.

Yeap, it is a KGB LtCol. flyer (pilot or navigator), I would not wear them in public.
 
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RE: I Have Old Soviet Air Force Stuff, What Is It

Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:49 pm

Air Force lieutenant (Lt Col would have three stars). Not KGB.
 
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RE: I Have Old Soviet Air Force Stuff, What Is It

Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:18 pm



Quoting Jackonicko (Reply 4):
Air Force lieutenant (Lt Col would have three stars). Not KGB.

A Lt would have two small stars, Lt. Col has two large stars (like the photo above). A full colonel would have three large stars.
 
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RE: I Have Old Soviet Air Force Stuff, What Is It

Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:05 pm

Indeed. I stand corrected.

Still not KGB, though.
 
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RE: I Have Old Soviet Air Force Stuff, What Is It

Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:00 am



Quoting BladeLWS (Reply 1):
I am not sure what the green color and blue strips signify.

Looking here

http://www.tridentmilitary.com/SovietInsignia.htm

the colors are blue stripes and green for service jacket, grey for parade overcoat and gold for parade uniform.
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