Russian cosmonauts want to return weapons

Firearms may be returned to the wearable emergency reserve of Russian astronauts. This was stated by a representative of the state corporation "Roskosmos" in an interview with the agency. RIA News.




We are talking about the formation of a portable emergency reserve, intended for the future crew of the promising manned spacecraft "Eagle". The first launch of the new-generation domestic spacecraft, formerly known as the Federation, is scheduled for 2025.

Recall that for the first time, Yuri Gagarin took a weapon (Makarov pistol) with him on board. Then, in 1986, the TP-82 compact three-barreled pistol with a machete butt was put into service. The latter was part of the emergency reserve until 2006 and was intended for launching flares, protection from wild animals, hunting, as well as paving the way in dense thickets.

From 2007 to today, domestic astronauts do not take firearms into flight. One of the reasons for the “removal” of the aforementioned pistol from the emergency kit was the expiration of the available cartridges, while the production of new ones became impossible.

It is worth noting that the replacement of the TP-82 can be developed in the near future. As reported by RIA News at the TsNIItochmash press service (structural unit of Rostec), the institute is ready to create a new pistol for Russian cosmonauts. In case of receipt of the relevant order from Roskosmos, the company intends to immediately begin to carry out its implementation.
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  1. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 16 September 2019 14: 24
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    Of course, they need to return their weapons, as always. You can’t joke with such things when the astronaut’s life can be at stake.

    One of the reasons for the “removal” of the aforementioned pistol from the emergency kit was the expiration of the shelf life of existing cartridges,

    But how can the expiration date of the cartridges end if the factories are producing these cartridges everywhere throughout the country. The TP-82 pistol uses 32 caliber and 5,45x39 there are a lot of them.
    1. Pishenkov Offline
      Pishenkov (Alexey) 18 September 2019 19: 40
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      ... yes, with the expiration date of the cartridges, I was somehow also very puzzled ... Here the problem is, what a great one. recourse It’s kind of like writing off an atomic car if the first-aid kit’s expiration date is out.
    2. Syoma_67 Offline
      Syoma_67 (Semyon) 21 September 2019 13: 25
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      they need to return their arms

      - is it to shoot himself if something happens to the rocket or to fight with the aliens?
    3. master2 Offline
      master2 (Zhora) 21 September 2019 13: 30
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      This is probably in case the evil Bendera or cunning Americans want to capture the orbital station.
  2. Igor Pavlovich Offline
    Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) 16 September 2019 18: 12
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    I can imagine where the astronaut will fly after a shot in zero gravity ... It will not be necessary to launch the ships on the Moon and Mars - one clip, and there.
    1. lev1759 Offline
      lev1759 (Eugene) 16 September 2019 21: 28
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      This weapon is not intended for shooting in space, but in the event of a landing of a descent vehicle in the taiga or far from settlements.
      1. Syoma_67 Offline
        Syoma_67 (Semyon) 21 September 2019 19: 56
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        So you probably need to give out hunting rifles, suddenly in the taiga they will sit on a den
  3. gorenina91 Offline
    gorenina91 (Irina) 13 October 2019 16: 39
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    - Yes, there is already the AK-9 - a shortened assault rifle, created on the basis of the AK-74M, which uses special 9-mm (9x39) cartridges ... - is intended for arming special forces ..

    A quick-detachable device for silent and flameless firing can be installed on the barrel of the machine. Shooting is possible, both with a silencer and without it. Ammunition is powered from detachable box magazines with a capacity of 20 rounds.

    From this you can easily even a bear, even a moose to fill up ... - For astronauts ... - just right ...
    - I myself shot him when I was at the training camp ...