🧾INTRODUCTION

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ABOUT THE 6B50 (6Б50) BALLISTIC GOGGLES

The 6B50 (6Б50) goggles is one of the Russian Army’s endowment protective equipment, part of the Ratnik Program.

❓ ABOUT THE RUSSIAN RATNIK PROGRAM

In short, the Russian Ratnik Program is a program for the modernization of infantry equipment carried out by the Russian army and applied to all its branches, with which it is intended to provide the soldier with a new modern equipment that is more versatile, more efficient and more efficient. the height of their western counterparts. If you are interested, we hardly recommend to read our post about it:
🗄️ THE RUSSIAN RATNIK (Ратник) PROGRAM | REFERENCE

REFERENCE-Russian-Ratnik-Program

🈶 ABOUT THE NAME

he name 6Б50 (Latinized as 6B50) is due to the GRAU Index, a nomenclature system for Russian military material, and which we have discussed in more detail in the previously linked Ratnik Program publication.

📋 6B50 (6Б50) HISTORY

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY

The 6B50 (6Б50) goggles are part of the 2nd generation of the Ratnik Program, and represent a substantial improvement in terms of protection features, compared to their predecessors, the 6B34 (6Б34).

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Its production is relatively recent, from what we have been able to find out, it began between 2015 and 2016. Although there are photos of them since at least 2014.

USE HISTORY

Since then, the 6B50 (6Б50) are widely used by the Russian armed forces in practically all their bodies until the day of publication of this entry. They are also widely used by private Russian military personnel, contractors, and other men of fortune.

⚙️6B50 (6Б50) FEATURES

MATERIALS

The following materials have been used for the construction of the 6B50 (6Б50) glasses:

  • Textured elastic tape with a rubber stippling to improve grip, the same as used for the 6B51 (6Б51) elbow / knee pad set.
  • 6.5mm thick polycarbonate for the lens.
  • Preformed rubber for the fit between the body of the glasses and the user’s own face.

SIZE AND FITTING

The 6B50 (6Б50) are glasses with universal size, since the coupling against the face is covered by a rubber that adapts to the shape of the same. As for the extension of the rubber that fixes them on the head, it can be extended up to 1.5 times its contracted length, being able to be used on a helmet without major problem.

DESIGN

CLASSIC DESIGN, CHANGE-PROOF

The design of the 6B50 (6Б50) is classic.

Unlike their predecessors the 6B34 (6Б34), smaller and with a somewhat more angled shape, the 6B50 (6Б50) are larger, with a rounded shape in the style of the American “GI Sun”

AVAILABLE COLOURS / CAMOUFLAGE PATTERNS

GOGGLES AND POUCH COLOR

Both the pouch in which they come and the color of the case in which the glasses are hidden to avoid scratching them once they are not used are available in 2 main colors: EMR (or digital Flora) camouflage pattern and pig pink.

IMAGES: Illustrative images about the 6B50 (6Б50). Taken directly from eBay.

FRAME COLOR

As for the color of the frame, the story changes, because throughout its production history it has been seen both in a black frame (the old generations) and in a green frame (the newest), matching the whole set as well. what about the pig pink version.

6B50 (6Б50) STRUCTURAL FEATURES

MEASUREMENTS

Taking into account the total volume (that is, taking into account the space it occupies also counting its curvature), the 6B50 (6Б50) measure 21x8x9 cm.

If your question in this regard is whether you can use them together with vision glasses, the answer is yes … although it will obviously depend on the size of your glasses to see, in case they are not excessively large, they should fit perfectly. The 6B50 cover more surface than the previous 6B34.

SIZE OF THE GLASSES IN ITS POUCH The pouch, with the glasses inside, measures 26x10x10 cm. This one also has a 2 × 4 MOLLE.

WEIGHT

In almost all the descriptions of stores and places of purchase where the 6B50 (6Б50) can be purchased, as well as in the manufacturer’s own technical sheet, it ensures that they do not weigh more than 200g. However, we have weighed them and these are the results:

6B50 WEIGHT: 235g
6B50 + Pouch weight: 330g

We also have to clarify that the margin of error of our homemade scale is +/- 50g, so they may not be wrong.

PROTECTIVE FEATURES

Theoretically, according to the manufacturer, the 6B50 (6B50) are capable of stopping fragments at a speed equivalent to the penetration capacity of a steel ball weighing 1.05 g and 6.35 mm in diametera V50% at ≥ 350 m/s.

It is ensured that these protection values are maintained in a temperature range between -40ºC and 50ºC.

CONSTRUCTION

Protective glasses 6B50 (6Б50) are made by the Russian company CLASSCOM – AO NPP «KLASS» («АО НПП КлАСС»). I cannot speak too much about its production quality, since I have only had some in my hands and it was only for a few weeks, until I gave them to their corresponding owner.

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🖼️ REFPICs (REFERENCE VIDEO AND IMAGES)

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