Prohibited ballistic knife. Myths and Reality

Prohibited ballistic knife. Myths and Reality

Here is what information about these weapons can be found on the Internet. In the 80s a ballistic knife appeared in the USA, which, if necessary, could make a shot with its blade. This cold weapon was intended for the army, but soon it was abandoned and even banned.

The knife had an extremely simple design. In its handle was a powerful spring, which, if necessary, and pushed the blade.

Ballistic knives produced in the USSR were intended for special forces soldiers. [

In the US, ballistic knives appeared in the early 1980s. These knives were designed as silent weapons. They can be used as usual, without removing the blade from the handle or as throwing. To throw a knife, pull the lever and press the button (other options are possible depending on the design of the particular knife). The spring inside it is capable of throwing a blade at 6 meters at a speed of 60 km / h ( 16 m / s).

Here is what you can read on Wikipedia:

Benefits
The advantage of this type of knife is that it can be used at a distance, and with a force more powerful than just hitting or throwing a knife, however, after firing the blade, the fighter remained unarmed, so you need to have at least two knives in reserve. When fired, the blade of a ballistic knife can go down into a wooden board by 190–255 mm, which is more than enough for the blade of the blade to reach vital human organs.

Combat use

Army special forces use a ballistic knife for the silent destruction of enemy personnel. Since the goal of the army special forces is to eliminate the enemy without too much fuss and bustle, the enemy must be hit in the most vulnerable places. The shot is usually done in the neck area for two reasons:
• The neck is usually not protected by personal protective equipment (body armor, unloading vest, or even thick clothes).
• getting into the neck at least paralyzes the enemy, not allowing him to raise the alarm.

If a shot in the neck is difficult or impossible, use other vulnerable spots on the body of the enemy. This may be the rib cage - usually this is the heart area, but even a direct hit into the heart with a knife blade does not give a 100% guarantee that the enemy will die immediately and will not be able to scream.A shot is possible in the solar plexus, in the lung area if the enemy is without means of protection.

The design was equipped with a fuse, but it was not very reliable.
The unreliability of the knife opened only during operation, and therefore its production was discontinued, and later it was completely banned.

But what other details can be found:

A ballistic knife is such a semi-mythical weapon of special forces and spies, which throws the blade over great distances due to the energy of the mainspring hidden in the handle. I came across the stories of "eyewitnesses", who, with their shameless eyes, saw a spy Russian-made, pierced a concrete wall from a distance of 10 meters like a ballistic knife. Many experts of unknown animals are more modest in their assessments and indicate an effective defeat of the enemy from a distance of 5-7 meters. Finally, all sorts of pessimists, and simply educated people note that, due to the unstable flight of the blade, the effectiveness of such weapons is limited to close combat, where the reusable knife will be more useful.

At one of the arms markets in the States, the seller of ballistic knives from the Czech factory Mikov (photoabove) (which the toli consist of, or not in service with the special services) pressed the wrong button and drove the blade into his eye. And then he squinted - in every sense of the word. Experts from the local medical examiners decided to find out how much this instrument was used for slaughter, purchased a fresh pig's corpse, and began hrenychit this knife into the corpse from different distances.

The conclusion is this: when the distance to the pig is less than one meter, the blade was stuck into the corpse with an edge and penetrated into the tissue for a distance of 5-10 cm (shot in the abdomen and chest). When the distance to the target was more than 1 meter, the blade began to rotate and, at best, left surface cuts. The total flight length was 25-30 meters.

Conclusion - in close combat, a similar ballistic knife produces penetrating wounds to a depth sufficient to destroy vital organs, i.e. be fatal. However, the effectiveness of such weapons is rather dubious - the blade can not get into a vital organ, moreover, fatal wounds to the heart area, which left the victim for 10-15 seconds of targeted activity, are described. Wounds to the region of the liver or lungs are even slower, and a ballistic knife of a similar design, by definition, a one-time use (in combat).There is no talk about 5-7 meters and even more so about breaking through a concrete wall from a distance of 10 meters.

That's it.

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