Sunday, March 2, 2014

Russian Army Windbreaker Gorka

Костюм Горка
Костюм «ГОРКА 1» (СССР)
Специальное обмундирование для горных подразделений

Thanks to : Mtbt

 "Gorka" - originally a mountain windproof suit. Also popular as a convenient and practical suit for activities. Despite the many modern versions of clothes for tourism and recreation, the classic "Hill" remains popular. "Hill" is time-tested in the mountains, forests, fields, war, hiking, fishing and summer residences - this is the reason of the continued popularity of "Gorki".

Extreme conditions - temperature changes, precipitation, wind, dictate the requirements for equipment and uniforms. Therefore, when choosing and buying "Hills" is very important to pay attention to the design features have been met models - because they are time-tested and are caused by the conditions of its use. In addition to complying sewing technology, it is also important to use quality fabrics manufacturer.

Classical "Gorka" has a loose cut to high differential temperature in daytime and at night it was possible to hook under her warm clothes. "Gorka" windproof to protect against sudden gusts of wind. The fabric used in sewing "Gorki", is poorly wetting.

History "Hills" begins with Gebirgsjägers German mountain rangers. This costume consisted of pants and jackets Inverted anorak. One side was in a white jacket, the second - a brownish-green color. The costume was made of fine canvas fabric and had five pockets - three breast and two rear.

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In Russia, popular among tourists and the military during the second half of the twentieth century, the closest ancestor "Hills" - suit "Mountain." "Mountain" costume was made of tent canvas and consisted of a jacket, pants with suspenders, a balaclava and woolen sweaters.

Following "Birth" "Gorki" happened in Russia during the Afghan conflict - as uniforms for mountain rifle battalions. Mountain conditions demanded clothing increased strength and durability. This "Hill" also consisted of hooded jackets and pants with suspenders. Worn over normal field uniform.

Costume " HILL ​​1" (USSR) Special clothing for mountain divisions 

Appeared in the Soviet army during the war in Afghanistan 1979 1989.Kostyum mountain , worn over ordinary field form , consists of a large hooded jackets and slacks with podtyazhkami.Gorno - weatherproof clothing has increased strength and durability with protection from extreme temperatures

Conditions dictated improvement cut. "Afghan Gorka" buttoned into two strips windproof. For protection from the wind, from sand and small stones Châtenay bottom, sleeves, hood equipped with elastic ties. The same build-gum on the shins and forearms helped reduce sail suit. This "Gorka" sewn from thick fabric based on jute and tent fabric. It burnt out pretty quickly, losing a protective color. "Hill" that was used in Afghanistan, different from the usual models lack breast pockets, as used with the "strain" or "bra" for ammunition.

This model "Hills" without any changes and was used by the army during the first Chechen campaign.

In modern models "Hills" as the insulation layer is used instead of heavy wool or fleece Polartec more expensive. These materials provide optimal thermoregulation, not allowing any freeze or get heat stroke.

As the base fabric for modern "Gorki" used tent canvas. It is a heavy dense cotton fabric, similar in properties with a tarp, but having a smaller thickness.

The basis of this tissue silnokruchennaya thread and weft thread obychnaya.Pri wet basis begin to swell, filling a void in the fabric weave and stop leaking water. Waterproof canvas tent bad, especially if processed further with water-repellent. Hill holds good light rain without soaking water - trickling down the tissue surface without seeping inside. After intensive washing "Hill" of the correct tissue becomes difficult "izlomny" picture. This figure increases the masking properties of the suit.

Modern "Slide" - a lightweight, durable, compact, convenient and practical suit for activities optimally combines the classic with the new technologies.

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