Soviet soldiers in the first clashes with the Mujahideen found that the Afghans were armed with the same Kalashnikov assault rifle, but Chinese-made, often an Afghan armed with such a gun wore a "Chicom" vest, which the Soviet military appreciated well and began to use along with regular equipment. Sometimes this chestrig was jokingly called a "Lifchik"(Bra) because it was also worn on the chest.
The "Chikom" chestrig has 3 closed pouches for one AKM/AK-74 magazine, 3 pouches for hand grenades and 1 pouch for an oilcan are located on the sides, the chestrig has simple adjustable shoulder straps.
Chestrig is a replica with fully preserved functionality of the original, perfect not only for use for its intended purpose as a vest for magazines and grenades, but also for the reconstruction of the Vietnam and Afghan War.
1. A complete copy of the original Chikom bib.
2. Holds 3 AK magazines, 3 grenades and 1 oil can.
3. Perfect for reconstructing the Vietnam War of 1955-1975
Fabric: Tent 260 g/sq.m.
Strap: LRL - 20mm cotton.
Hardware: Metal half-rings, Wooden fasteners.
Weight: 250 gram
Bastion produces excellent replica of Fort products. Use the same fabric as the original, as well as closely observed production technology. Bastion also produces a full-fledged replica plates for body armor. The company has established itself as a quality and reliable Russian-producing equipment.