Soviet Cosmonauts take shotguns to space to protect themselves from Siberian wilderness upon re-entry back to earth.

TP-82 Cosmonaut survival pistol The TP-82 (Russian: ТП-82) was a triple-barrelled Soviet pistol that was carried by cosmonauts on space missions. It was intended as a survival aid to be used after landings and before recovery in the Siberian wilderness. The TP-82 was the result of cosmonaut Alexei Leonov’s concerns after being stranded in the …

Soviet Cosmonauts take shotguns to space to protect themselves from Siberian wilderness upon re-entry back to earth. Read More »