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6B43 6A Armor

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6B43 6A Armor
FORT armor icon.png
General data
TypeArmor vest
SlotBody armor
Weight15 kg
Grid size4x4
MaterialCombined materials
Armor class6
Armor zonesThorax, arms, and stomach
Penalties-40% movement speed
-18% turn speed
-27 Ergonomics

6B43 6A Armor (6B43 6A) is an armor vest in Escape from Tarkov.

Description[edit | edit source]

The 6B43 bulletproof vest of 6A protection class (roughly equivalent to class IIIA) is designed for protection from light weapons bullets - including BP and PP - fragments of grenades, mines, and melee weapons, as well as reducing the risk of after-penetration effects during combat situations.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Trading[edit | edit source]

Golden neck chain Icon.png x10 --> Ragman 4 icon.png --> FORT armor icon.png
> Lvl 20
Dogtags.png x22
--> Ragman 4 icon.png --> FORT armor icon.png
Bitcoin icon.png x3 --> Mechanic 3 icon.png --> FORT armor icon.png
Fort DMG.png x4 --> Ragman 4 icon.png --> FORT armor icon.png

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Often referred to as "Fort" or "Defender" by players
  • The GOST-R 50744-95 6A protection class is actually rated to stop 7.62×54mmR AP rounds fired from a Dragunov sniper rifle, surpassing even NIJ level IV, which is rated to stop a single .30-06 M2 AP round. The in-game description erroneously says that the Russian class 6A is the equivalent of NIJ level IIIA while it actually is far more protective than that. The Vest is rated NIJ level IIIA and can hold 6A rated plates. Armor plating is not yet in-game.
    • Indeed, the armor is intended to sustain three armor piercing tungsten projectiles from a Dragunov without doing much more that push the wearer back. it should be noted that GOST standards for personal armor are very strict, compared to relatively lax NIJ standards.
    • Comparatively, GOST 2 requires armor piercing handguns that have been known to defeat Level IIIA protection to be defeated at 5.10m, such as the 7.62x25mm Tokarev and the 5.45x18mm PSM. GOST 2A requires a 12 gauge shotgun slug to be fired into it, again with minimal inconvenience to the wearer. All rounds of ammunition must be withstood 5 times.