Kevlar helmet “Kolpak-100” with tactical goggles.

Why do I love collecting helmets of occupiers so much? Because they provide valuable insights
into the development of the terrorist country’s defense industry. The second-largest army in the
world was confident that Ukraine would be an easy target, so they didn’t pay much attention to
the helmets their soldiers wore. They often wore old, steel helmets, with rare instances of trophy
Kevlar helmets. But over time, the steel helmets from 1968 disappeared, and various
modifications of Kevlar helmets began to appear.

By the end of 2023, I would highlight the following types of helmets worn by Russian soldiers:

  1. Old ones from stocks. Starting from the 2000s, Russia began experimenting with Kevlar. Due
    to budget constraints at the time, they copied old Kevlar helmets from the USA and Europe,
    resulting in poor quality. However, these helmets did end up on the heads of occupiers and are
    present in our collection (very rare specimens).
  2. Domestic production. This mainly includes general-issue modern Kevlar helmets like 6B7-1M
    and 6B47, as well as a humorous modification of the 1968 steel helmet called “Kolpak-20.”
    These are supposedly produced by the Russian defense industry, although I can’t say they are
    very common.
  3. Samples from China. Here, there are a wide variety of different specimens, counterfeit helmets
    from the USA, Europe, etc. They are ordered from AliExpress, imported from China, with the
    labels changed to Russian and claimed to be Siberian production, even though the certificates
    and quality are Chinese.

The Kevlar helmet “Kolpak-100” from the company Special Materials appeared on the
battlefield not too long ago but in large quantities. I doubt that this helmet is manufactured by
Special Materials; I’m more inclined to believe it’s imported from China. Several versions of
these “Kolpaks” exist, differing in shape and suspension systems. Even on YouTube, during tests
of this helmet by the company, a different helmet was shown, not the one featured on the
company’s website.

It’s unlikely that this helmet offers much protection, but we know the worth of the life of an
ordinary occupier.

As for this helmet, it was worn by a very creative occupier who came up with a custom version
of attaching tactical goggles. I’ve never seen such a system before.

In our collection, we have several such specimens. An art object made from such a helmet would
be an exclusive addition to your collection.

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