speaking about telnyashkas, I just recieved mine a week ago (eBay), I bought the black striped one, I think its the one of naval infantry. Really keeps you warm! and proud too (since im russian). definetly a good investment.
The bedplate was unseen in one fragment of the video, but it is present. The mortar can be disassembled and carried in three parts – barrel (pack of 16.2 kg), bedplate (17 kg) and bipod (13.9 kg). Now the Russian army receives the new 82mm mortar 2B24 (45 kg, 100-6000 m) - http://www.burevestnik.com/products_engl/2b24.html
Lately “a commando mortar” has really appeared, 82-mm noiseless flameless 2B25 for special operations. But it has not been used during the Chechen war. Its weight is 13 kg, range is 300-1200 m, and it uses special non-standard shells.
What would happen say, if the US Air Force bought MiG instead of Northrop
This of course impossible couse of many lobbies in US. I thought rather that west could develop own, similiar technologies. But there is nos interest about protectionof the face? A statistic of wounds reported during combat matter? I don't know but I really would like know.