Small Sapper Spade Shovel Soviet Russian MPL-50 Original Soviet military surplus. Made in 1983. Has year stamp. MPL comes with case that can be carried in a belt. Small infantry shovel (MPL-50) - a small infantry shovel - length 50 cm, entrenching tool for soldiers of the Red Army and the Soviet Armed Forces. Designed for self-entrenching under enemy fire. It can also be used for masking, to overcome artificial obstacles on the battlefield, as the cold steel in close combat and cooking like frying pan. At the time when it appeared and was adopted in the armed forces of almost all the leading countries, it had an impact on the art of war. In use since more than a century ago and still in use nowadays.
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