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EdDowgiallo11 Feb 2017 3:05 p.m. PST

The NKVD used shoulder boards on their uniforms from 1943 to the end of the war. I have some Battle Honors miniatures, some of which have 1 shoulder board and others of which have 2.

Is 1 shoulder board correct or a sculpting mistake? Does it represent a pre-1943 period?

Begemot11 Feb 2017 11:03 p.m. PST

Two shoulder boards is correct. No shoulder boards before 1943.

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2017 7:53 a.m. PST

Both "Uniforms of the Soviet Union 1918-1945" by David Webster & Chris Nelson along with "The Soviet Soldier of World War Two" by Philippe Rio confirm what Begemot stated. There was also an insignia NKVD troops wore on their lower sleeve which was abolished in 1943.

number422 Apr 2017 11:27 a.m. PST

Maybe it's 1942 1/2……….

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