Many myths are associated with the Great Patriotic War, which were purposefully thought out or were the result of the ignorance of certain people. One of the most popular is the myth of bulletproof quilted jackets, which allegedly defended Soviet soldiers from the bullets of German submachine guns.
You can often find the statement that the bullets of the German MP-40 submachine gun were stuck in quilted jackets at a distance of 100 meters. But others say that the Soviet soldiers specially put on two padded coats to protect themselves from bullets. In the book “Tankman on a foreign car,” the author tells how he allegedly saw with his own eyes how the bullets from the Thompson submachine gun stuck in two padded jackets. About the same problems told, according to individual "witnesses", the Americans during the Korean War.
The chief technical consultant of Kalashnikov Media Vladimir Onokoi decided to figure out how things really are and, thereby, check another weapons myth. Can a padded jacket replace a bulletproof vest?
In addition, Vladimir Onokoi will answer why when shooting from the MP-40 it is not possible to gently pull the trigger of a small weapon.