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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