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The 6Б5 Vest is a ballistic vest of Soviet origin.[4][5][6]

OverviewEdit

The 6Б5 vest is ballistic by having inner slabs/plates made from: Titanium, and Carbon Boride. 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.)

VariantsEdit

  • Solid colored
  • TTsKO camouflaged
  • VSR camouflaged
  • Spetsodezhda camouflaged[7][8]

GalleryEdit

In popular cultureEdit

Media

Notes

Date

World in Conflict The 6B5 vest is featured 2007
Escape from Tarkov Featured as "6B5-15 Zh -86 "Uley" armored rig"[13] 2017

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://ra.spetsnaz.su/wiki/6b5
  2. http://www.delcampe.net/page/item/id,197849691,var,USSR-SOVIET-RUSSIAN-ARMY-LEVEL-IIIA-ASSAULT-BULLETPROOF-VEST-6B5-15-TTsKO,language,E.html
  3. http://community.battlefront.com/topic/92155-russian-helmets-body-armor/
  4. http://russianguns.ru/?p=2872
  5. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1277829479
  6. https://irkuem.livejournal.com/88001.html
  7. http://www.red-alliance.net/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=40f3bcbabe4897e1a3fe51eed47b1e5e&topic=17182.msg220460#msg220460
  8. http://iacmc.forumotion.com/t8534-6b5-15-body-armor-vest-from-1992
  9. http://russianotsubaki.militaryblog.jp/e282149.html
  10. http://www.red-alliance.net/forum/index.php?topic=17182.950
  11. http://www.red-alliance.net/forum/index.php?topic=15270.msg166028#msg166028
  12. http://forum.guns.ru/forummessage/114/788989.html
  13. https://escapefromtarkov.gamepedia.com/6B5-15_Zh_-86_%22Uley%22_armored_rig
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