SSH40 soviet helmet ww2
with first type brown original leather , lots of original colour left
early postwar leather motor rider strap/adjusted early postwar
this helmet we found with many others helmets in a farm in Latvia most of them are original WW2 produce and have WW2 original liner and straps some have early postwar paint and are re issued
The ssh40 was the last helmet used by the Soviet Union during the Great Patriotic War. The only external difference between the SSh-39 and the ssh-40 were the six rivets near the bottom of the helmet, as opposed to the three near the top of the Ssh-39 shell. Rivet placement of the ssh-40 was due to a newly-introduced liner, simpler and more sturdy than the previous versions.
The Ssh40 was only manufactured in three sizes, 1-3. The liner consisted of three cloth or oilcloth pads connected with a cotton drawstring for size adjustment. The chinstrap was cloth and connected to d-rings on each side of the shell by tabs. The chinstrap ends were connected with a slip buckle, and a semi-circular metal piece was clamped to the end of the long chinstrap.