The small infantry shovel (MPL-50) is a little infantry shovel, 50 centimeters long, wearable trencher tool of the ranking and data of the Red Military and the Armed Forces of the USSR. It is developed to self-dig (detach) a solitary trench under the adversary's fire, is a designer's tool (soldier, sergeant), can likewise be made use of for camouflage, conquering artificial obstacles on the battleground, as chilly tools, made use of in hand-to-hand combat and cooking As a frying pan. At one time, with the development and fostering of the armed forces of almost all leading states, had an effect on the army art. At different times it was called: Linnemann's infantry shovel (Den Linnemannske Spade (M. 1870)), a trench shovel, a little shovel infantry, a mobile shovel. Extensively known and usual is the non-statutory name of the Little Infantry Shovel - a sapper blade or a skirt. Little infantry shovels generally work lying, stooping or resting, depending upon the situation. A small infantry shovel, at the beginning of the job, is cut right into the ground by the angle of the steel tray, rather obliquely, puncturing the small origins located in the ground. The small infantry shovel works continually for 10-15 minutes, after which they rest for 5-10 minutes and then remain to work, so you can do even more job less worn out than with continuous job without rest for 45-50 minutes. Colour black. Dimension in inches 20.4 in * 5.9 in. The weight 1.7 lb. Product - Metal-wood.
Original shovel of warehouse storage.
First registration - 1984
Stamp - "Elka" OTK-1
Material - wood + black metal. It was used by the USSR Armed Forces after the Great Patriotic War.
Colour - black. Size in inches 20.4in*5.9in.