The 6Б5 Vest is a ballistic vest of Soviet origin.[5][6][7][8]

Overview

The 6Б5 vest is ballistic by having inner slabs/plates made from: Titanium, and Boron Carbide. Then having a TSVM-G inserts that go behind the plates reducing the chance of bullet penetration occurring. These vests came in sizes 1 and 2, 1 being good for 48-54 and 2 for 54-60

Furthermore, the covers are made from Nylon and Cotton

These vests had differing ballistic classes and had 8 different classifications.

  • 6Б5-11 (First iteration of the 6Б5 vest, Came only with ballistic fabric TSVM-G)
  • 6Б5-12 (1.25mm Titanium front and back)
  • 6Б5-14 (Classification does exist, not enough documentation)
  • 6Б5-15 (Most common seen variant, Carbon Boride plates in the front and back)
  • 6Б5-16 (6mm/1.25mm Titanium plates in the front and 1.25mm Titanium plates in the back)
  • 6Б5-17 (Front was a mixture of plates, 4.3mm Iron plates and 1.25mm Titanium plates in the front.)
  • 6Б5-18 (Last Soviet 6Б5 vest developed, 6mm Titanium plates in the front.)
  • 6Б5-19 (This was a classification of the vest after the fall of the Soviet Union, 4.3mm Steel plates and 1.25mm Titanium plates in the front.)

Variants

  • Solid colored
  • TTsKO camouflaged
  • VSR camouflaged
  • Spetsodezhda camouflaged[9][10]

Gallery

In popular culture

Media

Notes

Date

World in Conflict The 6B5 vest is featured 2007
Escape from Tarkov Featured as "6B5-15 Zh -86 "Uley" armored rig"[15] 2017

References

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