Swimming Costume PKT in Red Army

Swimming Costume PKT in Red Army

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”.

Swimming Costume PKT in Red Army

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

Swimming Costume PKT in Red Army

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

Swimming Costume PKT in Red Army

Swimming Costume PKT in Red Army

Were used in WW2.

Swimming Costume PKT in Red Army

..in more modern time as well.

Swimming Costume PKT in Red Army

First model 16kg, newer – 6.5kg weight.

Swimming Costume PKT in Red Army

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

Swimming Costume PKT in Red Army

In 1941-1945 48,000 were made.

Swimming Costume PKT in Red Army

Swimming Costume PKT in Red Army

Swimming Costume PKT in Red Army

Swimming Costume PKT in Red Army

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

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5 thoughts on “Swimming Costume PKT in Red Army”

  1. 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.

  2. 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…

    • 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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