Russian Bullet-Proof Attire: Formal Wear In The Works?
What is the newest in Russian helmets and other bullet-proof headwear?
Oddly enough, there is considerable variety when it comes to choosing bullet-proof headwear in Russia. You can settle for an innocuous looking fur hat that looks friendly enough, or select ballistic fabric-polymer composite helmets that are specially designed for the Army, the police and special units.
How are these special ballistic fabric-polymer composite helmets made?
It is the outer shell of these ballistic fabric-polymer composite helmets that makes them so unique. They are made from a one-piece sheet of high-strength armor titanium or aluminum alloy. The shell is reinforced from the inside by a composite (fabric/polymer) liner, which arrests secondary fragments, thus reducing behind-armor trauma.
There are several options to choose from in terms of protection level and components (visor, neck-piece, headset assembly). It might be a good idea to count how many former in-laws and debt collectors are after you before making a selection.)
How effective are Russian bullet-proof vests?
The Russian Kazak bullet-proof vests are made of standard ballistic materials using the most modern production methods available. All of the utilized designs have proved themselves effective in some of the “hotspots” of the world; namely, Chechnya, Tajikistan, Yugoslavia). The unique multi-layer construction of the Kazak bullet-proof vests involves hard panels, which are built into the soft armor package, which ensure the reduction of blunt trauma in vital organs and complete anti-stab protection from an ice pick or bayonet. The anti-ricochet layer guarantees complete neutralization of secondary fragments formed when the bullet hits the vest. The pockets are easily accessible to allow for the quick replacement of plates and all of the vests come with certificates authenticating their quality.
So be prepared for the next war in your neighborhood and do as the Russians do. (You might want to start a war if there is none going on, but get the equipment first!)
M Dee Dubroff