Knife "Bumblebee": description,
Knife is one of the most important elements in equipping fighter. These days in intensive modernization of various models of small arms fire piercing and cutting products in a fight is given a small role.
However, for the soldiers operating in difficult climatic conditions, the knife is considered to be an indispensable tool. These versatile tools called "survival knife". Today, these blades on the market in a wide range. Among them a special place is occupied by combat knife "Bumblebee".
This blade is in service in the Russian army. Knife Description "Bumblebee" is presented in the article.
Bayonet "Bumblebee" is a melee weapon. Due to its high penetrating properties it is very effective in the field. In order to increase the force of impact knife "Bumblebee" is attached to the machine. In addition, the blade can be used as a conventional cutting tool. Today he is included in the set of combat equipment, "Warrior."
For the first time equip the rifle bayonets began in the XVII century in France. This practice has greatly facilitated the task of the French soldiers, since the use of firearms was difficult in the melee. Later on in the design process of American bayonets developers took into account the experience of the Vietnam War. Low efficiency of the standard weapons felt well and Soviet soldiers in Afghanistan. An urgent need for sharps product suitable for use in difficult climatic zone, provided the impetus for the development and creation of reliable and multifunctional combat blades. The product appears as a knife NB-2 "bumblebee".
Serial production of knives "Bumblebee" is engaged JSC "Camp" - a leading Russian enterprise for the production of respiratory systems used in aviation, aerospace, emergency medicine, diving and fire business. In the opinion of experts, the first for many was an amazing fact that the company, which specializes in respiratory systems, engage in the production of knives. However, the decision of the enterprise specialists engage in the manufacture of piercing-cutting products is quite logical. Since the knife is an essential tool for the diver, diving equipment factory production of special blades has been mastered for use in difficult environmental conditions, including under water. Commissioned by the Russian Ministry of Defense, this company has produced tens of thousands of piercing and cutting items. Work on the creation of knives "Bumblebee" was carried out in the framework of the project "Warrior."
On the creation of
In 2010, the company "CAPO" in Vorsma in accordance with the terms of the project was presented bayonet, which had a similar name "Bumblebee". According to the tender conditions, to equip piercing-cutting items provides for asymmetric dvuhlezviynogo blade capable, with a force of 40 J. pierce body armor type 6B23 at a depth of 200 mm. In addition, the combat knife was to be equipped with special forceps and a whetstone. However, the characteristics of the knife "Bumblebee" from the "CAPO" the customer is not satisfied. Also, with its samples spetsnozhey were still four producers whose names were not mentioned anywhere. Of all the options for the Russian Defense Ministry commission members are interested in products of JSC "Camp." Bayonet given manufacturer showed greater efficacy when applied to deep puncture. Greatly sharpened blade can easily be incorporated into the flesh. According to experts, it does not exclude the risk that the blade may become stuck in the tendons, due to the high power of a knife, which is attached to a firearm. When bad sharpening there was the possibility that the blade will have a lower penetration properties. In the design of combat knife designers JSC "Camp" had to take into account these nuances.
On the blade
Knives from the Russian manufacturer "Camp" are characterized by high corrosion resistance. Since the seawater as chloride in any environment, the blades are subject to rust and oxidation, the manufacturer as a material for a bayonet-knife utilizes high-alloy steel. Indicator of its Rockwell hardness of 55-58 units.
The blade is flexible and resilient. The product is subjected to matting procedure, whereby the presence of glare on the surface of the blade is completely omitted. The use of anti-reflective coating is one of the most important requirements for army knives. Sword bayonet blade has a diamond shape. For the product provided queen sharpening. The blade no shock teeth and a hole for the wire cutters. In an effort to reduce the weight of the knife, the designers have equipped the blade longitudinal groove. According to experts, to this cold weapons was not part of the victim's body is too deeply, as well as not to injure the owner himself in the case of careless handling, "Bumblebee" do not too spicy.
For bayonet blade guard is provided, in the manufacture of high strength steel which is used. Garda is a special bar that separates the blade and the handle. The purpose of this device - to prevent slipping hands to handle the moment of impact. To guard combat knife "Bumblebee" provides a special design:
- The upper part of the crossbar manufacturer unbent towards the butt, due to which fighter can cling to the knife on the belt. Furthermore, using the thumb while holding the stop blade.
- In the lower part of the guard has a ring shape. This design feature allows you to mount a knife to the barrel of firearms.
On the handle
According to experts, a good combat knife should be comfortable and ergonomic handle. In JSC "Camp" for its production using high-strength and maslobenzinostoykaya rubber. The surface of the bayonet-knife handle has a roughness, whereby the "Bumblebee" fits comfortably in the palm. In addition, the handle is equipped with six additional recesses. Judging by the numerous reviews, this cold steel is not afraid of dirt, moisture and other corrosive influences. "Bumblebee" The handle has a noble black color. In the end part of it is rounded. Its design provides a groove and spring latch, by which the knife attached to a small arms.
On the tactical and technical characteristics of the
This cutter has the following characteristics:
- overall product length is 295 mm;
- blade length - 17 cm;
- blade width - not more than 3 cm;
- the inner diameter of indicator ring crosspiece 17 is 7 mm.
Bayonet "Bumblebee" is a melee weapon. According to the legislation, its carrying and use of civilians is prohibited. Today, the Russian army used a new military-industrial complex "Warrior", which along with the means of protection, communications, intelligence and energy, also provides for firearms and knives.
The task of data destruction weapons - in the case of armed conflict to inflict maximum damage. Bayonet "Bumblebee" is used in a melee. The product is further adapted for projecting. In addition, the blades used during escorting prisoners of war and for the decommissioning of weapons of the enemy.