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m08 Greatcoat, winter by Tounushi m08 Greatcoat, winter by Tounushi
This is basically the m/08 Class A Service Greatcoat with cold weather/winter accessories: The m/09 Ushanka, scarf and thicker gloves.

As there are cold days, and sometimes such days require a Class A, one needs warm clothes for cold weather. As the coat is already warm by itself, you only need to cover the exposed bits: hands, head and neck. Thus thick sheepskin (natural normally, artificial for allergics) gloves, a thick woollen scarf in service arm color (natural normally, artificial for allergics) and an ushanka.
The ushanka was found to be the best winter cap, as it is warm in all conditions, and the flaps on the sides can be folded down to give warmth to the back of the head, ears, and chin. Insignia on the ushanka are the standard Class A dual cockades: the national Phoenix and the service arm pin.


Rank is indicated by the pins on the shoulder straps and on detachable cloth slides on the sleeves. Rank grade is indicated by the Phoenix and the collar tabs.
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Lt-Havoc Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
Reminds me of the Russian Winter Uniforms for officers, but these seem to be much higher in quality. Very stylish as well.
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Tounushi Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
The designs originally stem from the soviets, actually. I modelled the coat after their officer coats (but with lighter material as an all-year coat) a few years ago. The ushanka is more in the direction of the finnish army than any red army design. The collar insignia are more like british insignia than russian. and "much higher in quality," when compared to what, Russian? Our country has a saying: russian matches. Meaning the russians can severely mess up even the simplest things. Well, not the SIMPLEST things, as they excell at those, but with everything else...

It's good that people like my stuff.
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Lt-Havoc Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
Well, from what I know, the greatcoats for the NCOs were of inferior quality compared to these worn by the officers. You know, NCOs had fake or "fish-fur" while the officers had Real-fur coats and stuff like that, dunno if that changed since soviet times or not.
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Tounushi Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
AFAIK, the Finnish Army coats are made froom wool. I was aiming at that, and the ushankas (the ones given to conscripts like me) were of good quality, be they natural or not. The ushankas were used in the field during winter (though we weren't supposed to use the flaps except for deep cold), and they were of utilitarian construction: velcro, polyester, low-grade wool (or fish-fur, though it didn't feel like it), etc. Usually they have green fur and camoed fabric. I used a solid black one. The officers have different style ushankas (shorter flaps at the sides, white fur (usually), a blue cross on a white fabric on the crown of the cap) for Class A occasions.
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