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KKO-5 Suit
Credit: Zvezda
Gshch-4 Pressure Sui
Soviet pressure suit
Russian pressure suit, operational 1961. 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.

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  • Space Suits To explore and work in space, human beings must take their environment with them because there is no atmospheric pressure and no oxygen to sustain life. Inside the spacecraft, the atmosphere can be controlled so that special clothing is not needed. But in order to work outside the spacecraft, humans need the protection of a spacesuit. More...

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  • Zvezda Russian manufacturer of spacecraft. Zvezda Design Bureau, Russia. More...

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