- Cold War Soviet Soldier in NBC Suit
Cold War Soviet Soldier in NBC Suit
An NBC (nuclear, biological, chemical) suit, is a type of military personal protective equipment. NBC suits are designed to provide protection against direct contact with and contamination by radioactive, biological or chemical substances, and provide protection from contamination with radioactive materials and some types of radiation. They are generally designed to be worn for extended periods to allow the wearer to fight (or generally function) while under threat of or under actual nuclear, biological, or chemical attack. The Soviet suit was known as a "Womble" because of its long faced respirator with round visor glasses.