Welcome to the Etulinja Finnish Armed Forces guide page!

This page was created in order to share the knowledge on Finnish Armed Forces, its uniforms and equipment that the members of Etulinja have accumulated over the years. As very little factual information is available outside Finland and in English we felt it is important to have it available. Our goal is to cover all the essential clothing and equipment as well as other information on the Finnish Armed Forces between 1918 and 1945, with the emphasis on the needs of collectors and reenactors.

You can find more information on the creators of the website as well as on our partners on the Introduction page. The information on clothing and equipment are divided on their own pages that are accessible above. They are further broken down on the branches that used them in order to make it easier to find what you are looking for. The Articles page has articles on various other topics related to the Finnish Armed Forces of the period.

Feel free to contact us through the contact page! We welcome all the information, corrections and questions you might have!




"Veterans" of the frontline at the Vuosalmi bridgehead.

"Veterans" of the frontline at the Vuosalmi bridgehead on 24th of July, 1944 - SA-kuva #158748


Updates

July 28th, 2018
First translated interview up, Voices of the Soldiers: Kersantti Jaakko Rapi.

May 2nd, 2018
Added m/22 Summer Blouse (Kesäpusero m/22) and m/22 Summer Jacket (Kesätakki m/22).

April 20th, 2018
Updated information on the m/27 Field Blouse (Kenttäpusero m/27) page. Added short article on the m/36 Leather Jacket and m/27 Light Jacket.

February 19th, 2018
Small changes to the m/36 Tunic (Asetakki m/36).

October 17th, 2017
Been almost a year, mostly due to work related issues. However, we haven't been lazy, we've got quite a few things planned behind the scenes. First of them is here: A battle report for Battle of Tyrjä, 1941 has been added!

September 21st, 2016
m/32 Summer Blouse and m/32 Summer Blouse, older (Kesäpusero m/32 ja esäpusero m/32/vanhempi) has been updated with new pictures, as well as m/39 Hot Weather Jacket (Helletakki m/39). Other smaller updates all over the page, so feel free to roam.

September 18th, 2016
m/36 Oilcloth Coat (Öljytakki m/36) has been added to the page. Pages Glossary, Bibliography and m/27 Tunic (Asetakki m/27) has been updated.

April 6th, 2016
First version of the Glossary has been added to the Articles-section.

April 4th, 2016
Article on the m/36 Raincoat (Sadetakki m/36) has been added. Just a short, quick article for now.

March 29th, 2016
Added article on the m/36 Overcoat (Päällystakki m/36). There's a few details requiring more research before more final article can be written.

March 13th, 2016
Minor tweaks on various articles and images. Added new article on the m/22 Overcoat (Päällystakki m/22).

February 17th, 2016
m/27 Tunic (Asetakki m/27) has been added.

February 15th, 2016
Bibliography page has been updated with more sources.

February 2nd, 2016
m/39 Light Jacket (Kevyt takki m/39) and m/39 Hot Weather Jacket (Helletakki m/39) added.

January 28th, 2016
Friitalan Nahkatehdas Oy leather pouches added.

January 26th, 2016
m/36 Hat (Lakki m/36) added.

January 8th, 2016
m/32 Summer Blouse and m/32 Summer Blouse, older (Kesäpusero m/32 ja m/32/vanhempi) added.

January 1st, 2016
First version is up and ready for browsing. Much of the content is missing still, but shall be slowly updated.



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