By the 1970s, the Stasi had decided that the methods of overt persecution that had been employed up to that time, such as arrest and torture, were too crude and obvious. It was realised that psychological harassment was far less likely to be recognised for what it was, so its victims, and their supporters, were less likely to be provoked into active resistance, given that they would often not be aware of the source of their problems, or even its exact nature. Zersetzung was designed to side-track and "switch off" perceived enemies so that they would lose the will to continue any "inappropriate" activities.
Chest Rig for the Type 63 Rifle
These are original Mag and Ammo Chest bandoleers for the Type 63 PLA Chinese troops. Bandoleer has 6 mag pockets and 4 grenade pockets. Mag pockets were designed for the AK 20 Round mags, these hold other mags as well as ammo on stripper clips. We have tired FAL and M14 (as well as similar mags) mags. Metal belt buckle has the PLA star for all to see. Chest bandoler has shoulder rigs as well as adjustible girth. A great addition to any Communist Chinese collection. These can be used with AK or SKS ammo on stripper clips for ease of carry in field use. Another David's Collectibles hard to find collectible.