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KKO-5 Suit
KKO-5 Suit -

Credit: Zvezda. 25,662 bytes. 368 x 171 pixels.

Class: Manned. Type: Space Suits. Nation: USSR. Manufacturer: Zvezda.

The KKO-5 partial pressure suit was introduced for pilots of Mach 2 aircraft such as the MiG-21 and Su-9 at the beginning of the 1960's. It represented the largest production run of any pressure suit model. The Russian VKK-4 and -6Ms partial pressure suits, as used with their aluminum GSh-4 and -6 helmets in such aircraft types as the MiG-21, bear more than superficial similarity to the American capstan-type mechanical partial pressure suits.


Gshch-4 Pressure SuiGshch-4 Pressure Sui

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StrusseStrusse - Soviet pressure suit

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