The development of this protective equipment began in 1954, and in 1957 it was taken to supply the USSR Armed Forces under the index 6B1. Then they made about one and a half thousand copies, and laid them on warehouses.It was decided that mass production of bullet-proof vests would be deployed only in the event of an imminent threat. The protective body armor was made of hexagonal plates that were made of aluminum alloy and were mosaic.
Behind them lay layers of kapron fabric, as well as a lining of batting. These vests protected from splinters and cartridge bullets 7.62, which were fired from 50 meters from a submachine gun (PPS or PPSh). When Afghanistan war began, these bulletproof vests were taken from warehouses and supplied to 40-th Army. Lot consist of full set of protection elements. The item "1957 6B1 FIRST USSR ARMOR VEST VDV GRU SOVIET RUSSIAN SPETSNAZ AFGHANISTAN" is in sale since Thursday, July 12, 2018.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\1976-89\Original Period Items". The seller is "fortunebaloven" and is located in Moscow. This item can be shipped worldwide.