Combined Arms Assault vest 6B43

Assault vest (abbreviated BZ) is a means of individual protection of personnel ground units, marine, airborne troops, special forces during the fighting.


In medieval warrior ensure protection plate armor.Closer to the XVII century armor smiths were able to bring a new level.Now Breastplate to protect people from gun bullets, and even a heavy musket, if the shot was not produced in the eye.However, while the mass production of armor did not allow a low level of technology.

most bullet-proof cuirasses to the beginning of XX century could boast only the French, German and Russian troops.With the onset of the 1900s.Armor gained a new milestone in its long evolution.Military engineer A. Chemerzin in 1905, presented to the experts 5-pound shell of metal inserts that could withstand even a shot from a revolver with two meters.Soon the prototype body armor entered on the balance sheet and the capital Moscow politsii.Vo the First World Russian infantrymen used to protect the metal breastplate bib

wire felt.In turn, the British had their vest DDSBA, made of a special brigantine.Where are heavier and more expensive are the armor BBS from the US Army.Included with the whole breastplate was also a helmet.The first related to modern body armor appeared only in the late America.They are made of metal plates fastened with a woolen cloth.

In the early 1950s a new generation of development BZ for a wide manufacturing engineers engaged in the Soviet Union and the United States.The first to succeed the Americans who discovered the properties of high-strength nylon and nylon.It is these materials formed the basis vests M1952.Russian response - 6B2 - does not differ in quality.

new and decisive stage in the development of body armor began in 1991.The hostilities in the Persian Gulf have been successfully tried lightweight BZ.Subsequently, based on them were created by the famous American NGBAS.In 2007, US engineers have perfected a model to IOTV, increases the area of ​​defense.In Russia, production continued vests Series 6B.Every year this BZ becoming safer and more comfortable.

Description vest 6B43

Order of the Russian Defense Ministry in 2010 for the army received a new variation of the combined-arms protective agent.The vest 6B43 (see photo. Below) has improved technical and tactical characteristics, making it ideal for the assault units.Production of PPE engaged NPF "Tehinkom" .Obschevoyskovoy 6B43 assault body armor belongs to a class 6A.This means the highest protection, which boasts a couple of dozen countries in the world.The vest is ideal for close combat, so it is widely used in land and sea operations.BZ 6B43 protects from injury as the armor-piercing bullets as shrapnel grenades, mines and other explosive projectiles.In addition, it is impossible to pierce machetes.

6B43 can be applied in any climatic zone, as it is able to maintain its strength in the temperature range from -50 ° C to +50 oC.On the protective properties of the body armor does not affect precipitation or combustible materials.Upon contact with solid ground modules are not wiped.

Features 6B43

design vest provides adaptation to any conditions of warfare.It protects all the vital organs makes it possible to place most of the elements of equipment in a removable module.The 6B43 can quickly change the height and girth of the body.

mass of such BZ neat (no additional equipment modules) is about 5 kg.All in all, a bulletproof vest 6B43 in pouches can withstand up to 10 kg of ammunition.The total area of ​​protection against bullets up to 30 square, splinter - to 68.5 square note that the integrated panel of composite and ceramic materials provide a complete perimeter protection against bullet hits at a distance of 10 to 300 m.

also design includes the ability to instantly reset the BZ.For enhanced ergonomics and improved overall performance in winter you can use the vest depreciation modules.This will discreetly wear armor under a jacket or coat.Air pouches can easily fit in a pocket or small luggage.

Design Features 6B43 6B43

The vest is designed in a modular fashion.It is available in two trim levels: basic and advanced.

first includes Ballistic, unified and amortization modules.Its overall weight can be up to 9 kg.Ballistic unit covers an area of ​​47 square, protecting the neck and torso.Uniform and amortization armor panels prevent injuries in the chest and back.The vest 6B43 expanded configuration includes 6 types of modules.Its total weight is 15 kg.Includes side, groin-proof and bulletproof, shoulder, back, depreciation modules.

lite version vest eliminates some of the layers of protection.The weight of the BZ is 4.5 kg.It protects mostly from shrapnel.

6B43 Currently available in three sizes.In peacetime, the BZ should be stored in a special cover of wear resistant material.

Test results

6B43 assault body armor capable of withstanding a dense fired at a frost in -50 degrees.Tests were conducted weapons of various calibers.Similar results were also achieved in the shelling by 50-degree heat.

Exposure 6B43 with Ballistic modules in marine and fresh water showed that BZ is able to retain its properties even in high humidity and acidity.The next step was to test the resistance.For this vest dropped onto concrete separately and together with the 80-pound dummy.The drop height was varied from 1 to 2 meters.

6B43 also successfully tested the decontamination and degassing.

Expert Reviews

6B43 The vest is designed very well.This joint development of Belarusian and Russian engineers.When you create a vest were used only domestic components.

One of the main shortcomings of the model are the individual straps adjust to the provisions of "sitting" and "standing".And let them make the most convenient and simple.The fact that Belarus still not produce a rubber strip 6 cm in width.Therefore, when designing 6B43 was decided to divide the adjustment for increasing their wear resistance.

Overall, 6B43 and 6B45 vests (upgraded version) are identical to each other.In the second a little more space given to additional modules.In terms of protection 6B43 does not differ from the best foreign samples.Ins vest are the high level armor, fast alarm reset (2-3 seconds) and relative comfort.


bulletproof vest 6B43 6B43 in the basic version can be purchased for as low as 80 to 95 thousand rubles.Used products can be purchased for less 2-3 times (depending on the degree of wear).

Extended version of the model estimated a little more expensive - from 100 to 120 thousand rubles.

It should be noted that the wholesale implementation of the vests is carefully monitored by appropriate civil service.