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MP 40 VS Red Army winter coats: who will win? Gun Myths. Part 7

MP 40 VS Red Army winter coats: who will win? Gun Myths. Part 7



there are a lot of gunmen associated with second world and today we're going to talk about one of the most popular ones some people say that Soviet winter coats were bulletproof and who protect soldiers from 9/11 that our bullet of an mp40 German submachine gun some even say that Soviet soldiers used to put on two winter coats to make sure they're completely invincible two German sub machine gun bullets in one of the books about Russian tank forces the author tells us a story he seen how people actually put two winter coats on and the 45 caliber Thompson SMG couldn't penetrate them and the same problem was reported with m1 and m2 Kerr binds in Korea during the Korean War I think it's about time we test this myth and figure out how it really was if you look at the comments section of one of our previous videos Papa saw verses mp40 you'll see a lot of remarkable experts telling me that I can't shoot and jerk the trigger instead of explaining I'm just gonna try to press the trigger smoothly to the rear and again and again the problem is you cannot pull the trigger smoothly here there is no semi-automatic mode on this weapon and the only way to get the single shut off is to jerk the trigger and reset it really really fast I think it's a serious downside and it's really hard to shoot accurately pulling the trigger like that okay let's go and see if I actually hit the target okay let's see what we've got here penetrated the first winter coat and clearly penetrated the second one let's look for bullets yeah nothing is here only small fragments that Rica said it from the metal targets if you want to protect yourself from bullets winter coat is definitely not the best and they actually understood it during the Second World War in Soviet Army they used to give special metal body armor to search the units so maybe a winter coat is great protection from cold weather but you need something a little bit more reliable if you want to protect yourself from bullets


Reader Comments

  1. 1. Where most of those stories happened it was very cold. 50 degrees F below 0 at Stalingrad, similar at the Chosin reservoir etc. Cold rounds have lower velocity.
    2. You didn't say what FMJ ammo you were using, and I can't tell. Chinese or Russian or German wartime ammo may have/is probably more poorly loaded than Federal etc. I am aware often the MP40 came with +p ammo to help it cycle in the cold etc at certain parts of the war. The cases may have been before this.
    3. Frozen coats with gear over them and other clothing underneath are more of a barrier.
    4. Was this at 100 yards? Perhaps the results would be different at 200+?
    5. You shot straight on, maximizing the chance of penetration; not at an oblique angle that would maximize the chance of deflection.
    6. In FMJ (or any other) bullet type, 9mm has more penetration than a .45 ACP does. A 9 will go through about 5 men's chests straight on, a 45 only 2.5 to 3. The 45 being stopped by such things is more likely due to it's wideness and less pointy shape and lower velocity etc.
    7. Some of these pistol bullets may have been fired from pistols, also lowering the velocity.
    8. Bullets need tight rifling to attain maximum velocity. Worn out or rusted barrels don't have a tight gas seal behind the bullet and therefore loose velocity. Many weapons in war are in such condition for many reasons.

    Don't be so fast to discount historical accounts, especially widespread and common ones. I'm not saying it's a RELIABLE way to stop bullets of any kind, only that all of these factors could combine to make it happen some of the time.

  2. Nice trigger control!! Misses don't penetrate, either… 😉 No disrespect to the soldiers who fought heroically while cold, wet, filthy, exhausted and terrified, but those factors also work against accurate shooting.
    A POSSIBLE cause of hits not penetrating could be extreme cold affecting the cartridge propellant's performance plus clothing that was packed with frozen mud from days and weeks in the field, during bitterly cold weather.

  3. Ha. I was told by many "experts" that m/45B could be stopped by a leather jacket at 25 meters, it fired "hot" (more gunpowder than normal, some load them into Glocks and spoil the slide since they "bottom out") 9mm Parabellum… 😉

  4. would it be possible to repeat this test in extreme cold? also ithe ammunition loads may be different from then and now.

  5. Greetings, I would love to see here a comparison of AK47 and Czechoslovak vz.58 it is very "hot topic" here in Czech. Thank you 🙂

  6. Pretty sure there is some truth to that.
    If you fire a pistol cartridge from far away enough, it won't go through

  7. The True way to prove that you really stand behind your claims is to wear that jacket and let someone "try" to shoot you…

  8. When the British were designing a bayonet for the number 4 lee Enfield, their criteria for the spike bayonet was whether it would penetrate a Russian winter woollen overcoat

  9. Now we know the REAL reason why the Germans developed an intermediate cartridge and the assault rifle to fire it lol

  10. I heard a version of this story, but it was a Russian woollen overcoat and it was wet and they used a Thompson SMG

  11. The story I heard was a German leather trench coat shot with .45 acp at extreme range failing to penetrate

  12. Who else got the steel chest plate armor other than the Soviet Naval Infantry? I was told that they were mostly given to elite/guard divisions, but is there any sources?

  13. Good video but, and im not sure about that, but i think the germans maybe could have underloaded their ammo late was because i know for a fact they really lacked any resources and had to reuse engines from old tanks and so on so with less powder and maybe just normal lead bullet, not fmj can prephaps be stopped by winter coats

  14. The soviet winter clothes used in this video look somewhat like the padded gambeson used back when we fought with swords. If you swung a sword at someone wearing two of these coats it might prevent the blade from cutting. I am saying it MIGHT dosn't mean it will, and chances are probably won't.

  15. my guess is that people took the coats off of their fallen to protect from the cold a little stronger and that adrenaline itself kept some men looking as if they were unphased by the shots they took

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