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Movable fortress

Louis

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The idea of creating this shield came during the war of the Soviet Union with Finland. The main objective was to make the shield easy to move. Also if a soldier needed it, he could disconnect the skis from the shield and move on them, leaving the shield.

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Specifications: Material: armor plate iron thickness: 10 mm.
Weight of construction: 20-30 kg.

After some modifications, the shields were adopted by the army USSR. The shields served the Soviet army until the end of the war. Shields were also used during the defense, installing them on the breastwork of trench.

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Extract from relicsww2.net
 
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