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Old 10-10-2009, 10:58 PM   #1
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Do all infantry personal get body armor in the Russian military?

or do only specialized units get it?

If they do get body armor what level protection is it equivalent to (NIJ 3, 4)?
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Old 10-10-2009, 11:44 PM   #2
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Old 10-11-2009, 03:18 AM   #3
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6B12 NIJ IV

Nothing is standard in the Russian armed forces.

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Old 10-11-2009, 03:32 AM   #4
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Old 10-11-2009, 03:38 AM   #5
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A box is the worst shape for armor.
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Old 10-11-2009, 03:59 AM   #6
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You're walking on the thin ice, Read!

Let's get back to body armor:

At the beginning of times, i.e. during WWII, in Soviet army there were dedicated troops wearing steel body armor SN-42, they were sent on the critical points of battle, urban assaults most of the times, to aid troops supressed under enemy fire



SN-42 was able to resist pistol bullets impacts and it was enough because German submachine used 9x19 Parabellum pistol ammunition.

Of course it was heavy and in post-WWII world body armor should be able to resist soldier from higher caliber and shell splinters, next gen of Soviet body armors was 6B1 with aluminium armor sections, able to protect soldier from 7,62x25mm ammunition and splinters



6B1 on one of the soldiers in 40th army in Afghan



6B2 had weight approx 4,8 kg and protected soldier from all kinds of pistol ammo and splinters



6B3-01





6B4-01



These two armors protected soldier from 7,62x39mm ammunition on 10m distance at front and from shell splinters from behind. As you see it was also assault vest with pouches for AK/RPK magazines, hand grenades and radio.

6B5:



This armor was modular, that means it could be equiped with three different kinds of plates (ceramic, titan and steel) for various tasks. If you ever played WiC you could see poor replicas of 6B5 on Soviet grenadiers. There were different modifications of 6B5 for purposes of pure anti-splinter protection, all-around anti-bullet protection and mixed type of protection.

Modern examples are 6B11 and it's modifications - 6B12 and 6B13:







6B11's level of protection in NIJ IV, but I don't remeber exactly. Anyway, here it's specifications:

Protects from 9mm PM bullet from 5 meters; 1,03 g shell splinter ,V50≥540 m/s;

Enhanced: - LPS bullets for SVD from 100 m distance;
- M193 bullets for M16A1 from 50 m distance;
- PS-43 bullets for AKM from 50 m distance.
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Old 10-11-2009, 04:12 AM   #7
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but is body armor standard for your average grunt like in the usmc or us army?
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Old 10-11-2009, 04:15 AM   #8
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6B5 was standard, now it's being replaced by 6B1x.
It's slow process.
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Old 10-11-2009, 04:33 AM   #9
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so like if i go up to some soldier in Chechnya he'll have body armor. (not trying to be a jackass) just curious never seen it on any of them in pictures
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so like if i go up to some soldier in Chechnya he'll have body armor. (not trying to be a jackass) just curious never seen it on any of them in pictures
they will, and not only in combat, they are issued with body armour while in guard at base for example
as for pictures look for example for photos from S.Ossetia and Georgia


i.e. this guy who is serving at military base in Abkhazia is issued with 6B23-1 twower


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