Why do Russians still wear these old helmets when much lighter, cooler, and safer products are widely available, even on the civilian market?

Why do Russians still wear these old helmets when much lighter, cooler, and safer products are widely available, even on the civilian market?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Idiot. These helmets are better than nato helmet. No extra tech to break and make your aircraft not fly. Russian jets are robust unlike american jets wich only stay in the hangar.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes comrade is also very smart to fly plane in dancing shoes unlike pigdog americans

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        lel

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > Robust
      > Tu 22 breaks at landing.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      actually incredibly based and apparently factual

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The power of Russian manpads

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          go back to r/
          this was either an IGLA (polish) or stinger (states)

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes plane very robust, it not break when hit ground (on purpose because Russia plane never of shot down or kill)

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Just rub its belly!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      every day, i am more convinced russia is where all the reformers went

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Those shoes
    Gopnik pilots... Are they being paid in 2004 BMW X5's ?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pigdog, you! They drive Lada like every good Eastern German.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It is probably the very same helmets those pilots should be wearing that are floating in the civilian market.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because they're poor OP.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Civilian market products are more expensive than re issuing Soviet shit sitting in a damp basement for 30 years.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can pilots fly whitout those gay masks ?
    Could they in the future with advanced technology

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    While I cannot abide the Russian as a fellow Earthling, I enjoy the late Soviet personal fashion aesthetic.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What is it with your aesthetics? Don't you have anything else to worry about, you probably own a porn AR-15 maybe even with historic parts as a fetish, admit it. That makes you some sort of commie, I am afraid. Do you share any information for your defense?

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    are you seriously unsure why russians are still using stuff from the cold war?

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because, despite the need to give the Russians shit for the most minor of shit, its something that doesn't really matter. Its a helmet, it works. C'mon, it isn't like there aren't much better things to make fun of them for.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How are you going to compete with JHMCS when you have a bowling ball on your head?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        While I don't believe that the Russians have anything akin to the HMD's that come standard for most American jets, that "bowling ball" actually has targeting ability for high off bore-site missiles. Pic rel is a module that attaches to the helmet and gives the pilot a small ring that he can align with targets. Sure, it ain't giving the pilot any of the useful HUD info that all the modern ones do but for entering service back in the early 80's its pretty slick, especially considering that American jets didn't start getting anything similar until the early 2000's.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          off boresight missiles are about the only soviet innovation and advantage in terms of aircraft, yet even that is a copy of US origin. also, archer and its complement, including the helmet didn't enter mass production until the late 80s.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Funnily enough, the seeker head for the Archer was developed in Ukraine.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Have you ever watched those videos of people busting into old cold war era bunkers all over russia and they're filled with crates of this shit? that's why, they over spent/produced in the 70/80's and refuse to upgrade as a result lmao

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why buy new helmet when perfectly good warehouse in st. Petersburg full of old helmet?

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nigeria with SSSSSNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWEEE

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