The steel breastplate of a soldier of the Red Army SN 42 (SN-2) was found in the Central area of the city of Volgograd (former Stalingrad) during the construction of a residential building in the 1960's. All this time the steel breastplate was kept in the country house of a resident of Volgograd, who fought in the Second World war. Such steel bibs has been successfully used by Soviet troops in Stalingrad, the sapper units and assault groups. As you can see in the photo he has two gunshot wounds, but they were unable to penetrate the armor and possibly saved the life of a soldier.
Product description: The place of findings of the helmet - the village Tregubovo (Novgorod region). The helmet was found in a swampy area in the blue clay. Therefore, the helmet is very well preserved. The owner of the helmet replaced the liner during the war. The skin on the liner front cut with a knife, most likely a liner was small in size for its owner. Strap with two stamps 1938. On the liner there is a stamp with the size and signature of the owner. Manufacturer ET, size 66.