we have just update our shop with many wartime soviet SSH40 helmets
these helmets 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/used right after the war 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.