5 Swimming Costume PKT in Red Army

Swimming Costume PKT in Red Army

Posted on July 26, 2018 by tim


Red Army want to solve task transport soldier thru water individually. This costume was made. To cross rivers, “narrow and average breadth and for combat in flooded place”.

Used by scouts, small groups of infantry, bridge builders, miners.

Could be used to transport heavy firearms – machine guns, grenade launchers, mortars.

Were used in WW2.

..in more modern time as well.

First model 16kg, newer – 6.5kg weight.

15 separate sections for air. Can blow more air in water.

In 1941-1945 48,000 were made.

Cons: slow move speed, 5-15 m/min. But still used in army.

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5 Responses to “Swimming Costume PKT in Red Army”

  1. Stan says:

    They could play a bit of above water table tennis using those paddles lol

  2. somejoe says:

    4th page second picture caption:

    Nice flotation devices, baby!

  3. Asmodeus says:

    Looks funny, but it has an important use to cross the many Russian swamps.

    I saw a Soviet war movie, in which a girl-soldier dies drowned crossing a swamp. she was supposed to ask for urgent reinforcements. She would have been saved (and most of her mates under attack elsewhere) with a device like this.

  4. Scout says:

    LOL!!! Americans were hunting ducks with these things in the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and through today…One day you’ll have an original idea…

    • Ball Breaker says:

      Oh, yes they did. Like killing and wiping out most of the German Army with this and other devices. And won… Are you in a kind of imaginary ‘comepetition’? –LOL

      Many funny, anguished kids here.

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