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Riding on an exposed vehicle in the Russian Winter, here a combination motorcycle, required protective clothing. This Kradfahrer wears a sentry’s fur-lined overcoat, heavy mittens, the fur-lined cap of the reversible winter suit, which is no doubt being worn beneath the overcoat, and a gasmask for face protection. The air filter canister has been removed from the gasmask 38. Special extra eyepiece lens were issued for cold weather to prevent fogging by creating an airspace between the two…

Generally don't post WWII stuff, but too interesting not to: German soldier riding a motorcycle in the snow of the Eastern Front. The temperature could have been as low as minus 40 °C, February 1942