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In the USA, they talked about the appointment of MPU-6 special masks for army pilots

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In the USA, they talked about the appointment of MPU-6 special masks for army pilots

It became known that for pilots of the American Army aviation The Pentagon continues to purchase special masks to perform tasks in special conditions. We are talking about special masks of chemical and biological protection MPU-5 and MPU-6.


In total, 2017 thousand MPU-2,2 special masks have been produced for the needs of army aviation since 6.

Describes the purpose of these "accessories". The mask allows the helicopter pilot (for example, we are talking about Apache helicopters) to operate in conditions of chemical or biological contamination of the area. MPU-6 (Mask Protective Unit) fits into a special pocket on the pilot's chest. The mask, if necessary, is removed from the mounts and put on the face of the pilot. It is equipped with special optical elements that allow the pilot not to lose visual control over the situation in flight. Moreover, optical elements have night vision sensors.

The manufacturer reports that MPU-6 protects against chemical or biological weapons even when the aircraft is in an overly contaminated environment.

The mask protects the pilot's eyes, face skin, respiratory system. As stated, in a special mask filters are used based on modern compounds that effectively neutralize toxic substances. In fact, this is a lightweight version of the gas mask, and it is very high-tech. It is used not only in the US Air Force, but also, for example, in the United States Coast Guard aviation.

Resource Reddit.com publishes pictures of American pilots in special masks, which are described in the material.
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  1. parkello
    parkello 16 November 2019 22: 49 New
    +6
    Well, let's say they close their faces, but their bodies? a flight suit, especially a helicopter pilot, is far from a RKhBZ suit winked
    1. rich
      rich 16 November 2019 23: 06 New
      +19
      This mask has a special secret purpose - anti-hamburger yes
      1. Shurik70
        Shurik70 16 November 2019 23: 25 New
        +8
        Maybe I don’t understand something?
        One of the most important parameters of any military aircraft or helicopter is a qualitative overview. That the pilot could well see the situation around.
        And this mask turns vision into tunneling. Lateral vision is not involved at all.
        1. Tsoy
          Tsoy 17 November 2019 05: 52 New
          +1
          Quote: Shurik70
          One of the most important parameters of any military aircraft or helicopter is a qualitative overview. That the pilot could well see the situation around.


          Well, they fly the same way. And they don’t seem to complain.

        2. Vladimir_2U
          Vladimir_2U 17 November 2019 07: 00 New
          +7
          Better with tunnel vision than with poisoning or infection. )
          1. Shurik70
            Shurik70 17 November 2019 11: 54 New
            0
            Quote: Vladimir_2U
            Better with tunnel vision than with poisoning or infection. )

            A wide-visor helmet will protect you no worse than this gas mask.
            And at the expense of "night vision", in the same helmet, you can additionally mount a noctovisor, removed inside the helmet, as the second one took. When not needed - easy to remove, so that it does not interfere.
        3. Bshkaus
          Bshkaus 17 November 2019 13: 01 New
          +3
          Maybe I don’t understand something?

          You all understand very well and correctly!
          In this mask, indeed, as in a tunnel, especially since the American one is made worse than ours, because it has two windows, in our single glass, the size of which matches the MPU-6 in-depth contour (Unfortunately, I could not find a quick shot for comparison on the Internet).
          The only advantage of a full-face mask is that it is much more comfortable to breathe under excessive pressure. In a conventional half-face mask, excess pressure is applied only to the mouth and nose. But at high excess pressures of about 1000 mm of water, it begins to siphon through the obturator mask (if it is not fitted properly) directly into the eyes, or even worse from the eyes themselves through the sinuses (but this already depends more on the anatomical features of a particular person), which is VERY UNPLEASANT.
          In a full-face mask, the pressure in the nasopharynx and sinuses is equalized with external pressure, therefore, no tears))))
          The article says that the mask for helicopters, which means that it does not need oxygen supply under excess pressure. So here are questions to the capabilities of the mask. I have already mentioned the poorly chosen option with “keyholes” for review, we have at least the same field of view as in the mask of a diver or snowboarder.
      2. loki565
        loki565 16 November 2019 23: 47 New
        +3
        For those who are in the subject)))
        1. maxim947
          maxim947 17 November 2019 00: 29 New
          +4
          Come on maliciously, a good and useful contraption.
    2. faridg7
      faridg7 17 November 2019 03: 09 New
      +2
      Quote: parkello
      Well, let's say they close their faces, but their bodies? a flight suit, especially a helicopter pilot, is far from a RKhBZ suit

      Well, I still had a set of filtering protective linen in my hands in the shaggy 88, I think since then the technology has not been lost either in our country or in them.
    3. Tsoy
      Tsoy 17 November 2019 05: 29 New
      +4
      Quote: parkello
      Well, let's say they close their faces, but their bodies? a flight suit, especially a helicopter pilot, is far from a RKhBZ suit


      The photo shows that this is not just a flight suit. In addition to the mask, there are more elements.

    4. seregatara1969
      seregatara1969 17 November 2019 18: 00 New
      0
      and from dust and from dispersed liquid OM the car will cover
  2. Dart
    Dart 16 November 2019 23: 00 New
    +1
    It remains to invent T-fighter ....
    1. Alexander Petrov1
      Alexander Petrov1 16 November 2019 23: 03 New
      -1
      This is to scare UFOs ... laughing
    2. bars1
      bars1 17 November 2019 10: 16 New
      -1
      And I think that reminds me of this ?!
  3. ltc35
    ltc35 16 November 2019 23: 10 New
    -1
    Futuristic.
  4. Private-K
    Private-K 16 November 2019 23: 14 New
    0
    \ scratching the back of the head \ And why does a helicopter pilot need it? No combat and other airborne forces in the cockpit, and even at a height, should not penetrate. Sort of. Or am I wrong?
    1. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 17 November 2019 00: 31 New
      +4
      Well, if in the infection zone you need to land troops, pick up the wounded or deliver the goods. Suddenly a forced landing. Then the helicopter pilot will have to land on poisoned ground. Everyone will be in OZK and gas masks, but he is also not immortal. And army men are also involved in the elimination of technological disasters. A mask lies in his pocket and can come in handy when ...
      1. Errr
        Errr 17 November 2019 06: 38 New
        +3
        A mask is good.) But the trick here is that one mask is clearly not enough. A filter itself is needed, and it is usually highly specialized. The figure below shows a few for example, but this is far from all that is presently in nature.
        In order to protect yourself from the effects of toxic substances, you need to know from which ones. Assumptions will not help here. The easiest way to know when he himself planned the "sanitation".) The enemy will be very difficult to predict.
        1. Oleg (Kharkov)
          Oleg (Kharkov) 17 November 2019 11: 35 New
          +1
          Quote: Herrr
          The filter itself is needed, and it is usually highly specialized

          then hermetic glasses and an oxygen cylinder with a mask are more rational. There are a lot of places in the helicopter for the tank, this is not infantry
          1. Errr
            Errr 17 November 2019 16: 23 New
            +1
            Quote: Oleg (Kharkov)
            then hermetic glasses and an oxygen cylinder with a mask are more rational.
            This is called an isolating gas mask, or rather, one of its types. This is a good thing.) Only if the container is large, then it is usually not with oxygen, but with compressed air. There are also design with a small supply of compressed oxygen, a lung bag and a carbon dioxide absorber. This is somewhat more complicated, but structurally much more interesting.
    2. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U 17 November 2019 06: 33 New
      +1
      Helicopter cabins are leaking.
    3. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 18 November 2019 12: 33 New
      0
      Quote: Private-K
      \ scratching the back of the head \ And why does a helicopter pilot need it? No combat and other airborne forces in the cockpit, and even at a height, should not penetrate. Sort of. Or am I wrong?

      Well, since they do that
      It became known that for the pilots of the US Army Aviation, the Pentagon continues to purchase special masks that allow them to perform tasks in special conditions. We are talking about special masks of chemical and biological protection MPU-5 and MPU-6.

      it means that it is not in vain that the Americans DID NOT DISPOSE their stocks of chemical and bacteriological weapons and deployed new laboratories in separate republics of the former Union.
      They can cook the zavarushka themselves and prepare for the consequences, scum!
  5. 7,62h54
    7,62h54 16 November 2019 23: 20 New
    +4
    Biological laboratories Americans cordoned off Russia around the perimeter. Naturally you need to protect your pilots.
  6. Sergey39
    Sergey39 16 November 2019 23: 49 New
    0
    Scaring the enemy is the most important destination. It is enough to post photos on the network - and you can not even produce them.
  7. Good_Anonymous
    Good_Anonymous 17 November 2019 02: 02 New
    0
    Live link, plus Reddit belay
  8. Roman 57 rus
    Roman 57 rus 17 November 2019 04: 33 New
    +1
    Moreover, optical elements have night vision sensors. I’ve noticed what this is. In the photo, it’s just like glass ??
    1. Tsoy
      Tsoy 17 November 2019 05: 29 New
      0
      Quote: Roman 57 rus
      Moreover, optical elements have night vision sensors. I’ve noticed what this is. In the photo, it’s just like glass ??



  9. Provincial-m
    Provincial-m 17 November 2019 06: 58 New
    0
    But the secret helmet of the Japanese pilot F-35 was never found .. hehe
    The corpse was planted already without a helmet. So American pilots fly more carefully))))
  10. Fantazer911
    Fantazer911 17 November 2019 09: 07 New
    0
    All preparations, chemical protection masks, etc., obviously preparation for war, the question is who will become the cannon fodder, whom the United States will use, whose hands they will heat to rake in order not to burn their own.
    At the sight of this mask, I immediately thought that this was the protection of pilots after reconciliation of nuclear weapons against the population of a certain country.
    1. Dikson
      Dikson 17 November 2019 14: 01 New
      0
      Well, why immediately nuclear? We can talk about the use of combat agents .. Well, or even as an option - non-lethal agents ... threw shells and missiles at the resistance area, flew by helicopters and landed .. Masked fighters and masked pilots ..
  11. Vkd dvk
    Vkd dvk 17 November 2019 14: 23 New
    0
    Several thousand masked pilots capable of being in the atmosphere are extremely toxic. This, of course, is the territory of the United States. In a country that has not destroyed military warfare on its territory, unlike Russia, which does not have one. We do not have it, and the enemy does not have the opportunity, through sabotage and bombing, to release thousands of tons of this muck, at the place of storage and storage. So the warehouse, which was 6 km away from my house, is now empty. And to bring what lies in the state of Oklahoma to my house, you still need to be able to ..... Well, Oklahomites are afraid.
  12. Vkd dvk
    Vkd dvk 17 November 2019 14: 31 New
    0
    Quote: Roman 57 rus
    Moreover, optical elements have night vision sensors. I’ve noticed what this is. In the photo, it’s just like glass ??

    Glasses on which the image from the amplifiers of night vision devices will be projected from the outside. And he, according to their plan, does not even have to look at the screens. Distracted by driving a car.
    Ours are offended by the fact that such devices (similar, of course, simpler ones) are illuminated by strong light and the pilot does not see anything for some time due to the inertia of the devices.
    Let's look at them. How much accident rate will increase.
  13. Vkd dvk
    Vkd dvk 17 November 2019 23: 33 New
    0
    Quote: Shurik70
    Maybe I don’t understand something?
    One of the most important parameters of any military aircraft or helicopter is a qualitative overview. That the pilot could well see the situation around.
    And this mask turns vision into tunneling. Lateral vision is not involved at all.

    And you do not worry about this. Rejoice.