The VKK-6M is the most commonly used flight suit in the Soviet period as well as in the Russian Air Force era as a whole. It is designed for long high-altitude flights. VKK stands for "vuisotnui kompensiruyushtii kostyum"- altitude compensation suit. There are two main connecting hoses that are to be attached to connectors in the cockpit. There is no separate pressure control valve on the suit itself - everything is controlled from within the cockpit.
The suit we offer you comes in full set. It is in perfect condition and comes with original bag and documents. the suit is characterized by a quality control sign as well as by the factory producer's stamp. The suit was manufactured in 1987-88, and was later imported in Bulgaria. This set has never been used!
The FULL SET consists of:
- VKK-6M suit, with original fabric number. The suit is of size 8. Several straps regulate the different parts of the suit so that it can fit skin tight or remain loose.
- original bag whose number, however, doesn't coincide with the one of the suit. Suits and bags were messed up in the military houses after the items stopped to be used by the Bulgarian air forces.
- original passport/ log-book. In one corner of the passport reads the name of the pilot officer to whom the suit was enlisted. (VKK socks are not included! We have none left)
Available size : two suits in size 7 , and one suit in size 8 without bag.
Flight suits and VKK (altitude compensation suits) come in sizes 3 - 12. Generally size 3 is for a small woman and 12 is for a guy that is 6' 2" tall and 210 lbs. There aren't Soviet/Russian pilots who are bigger. The standard sizes are 8 and 9 to fit a man of 5' 11" and about 175 lbs. These are supposed to fit skin tight, so if you have a large mid-section or extra large thighs, then no VKK will fit you, no matter how large you buy it. Suits were made from someone with a slender to medium build, in good physical condition, but not a weightlifter. If you are 5'7" and only 170 lbs, but have a 42 waist, you won't fit into any of the VKK's. 1 foot = 30,48cm , 1 inch = 2,54cm, 1lbs(paund) = 0,45 kg