A coastal artillery sergeant takes a quick compass reading on incoming shell directions as he heads towards his battery. Wearing the "winter" wool tunic and the darker gray wool breeches of the m/36 uniform, this sergeant is armed with one of the 94,500 Italian Carcano m/38 short rifles ordered from Italy in 1940. Almost all of these rifles were relegated to rear echelon troops and artillery battery's. On his belt he wear a small pistol of Spanish origin. In Finnish service the pistol was…
History Timeline - Suunto 1939 Finnish soldier Lieutenant Norrback is shot by a Russian sniper during the Winter War. The field compass he carried in his shirt pocket takes the bullet and saves his life. Robustness has since been a hallmark of Suunto!
History Timeline - Suunto 1965 Suunto introduces the SK-4, the world’s first diving compass after a British sports diver attaches a Suunto compass to his wrist and finds that the device also works underwater. Thanks to his feedback and initiative, Suunto Diving is launched!
Compass Vintage Suunto Finnish Leather Strap Helsinki