M69 Body Armor for ARVN

Saturday September 9th, 2017 admin

In 1970, RVNAF (Republic of Viet-Nam Armed Force) was issued US made body armor in same design but much smaller, this kind of body armor only in Medium and Small size. Shown one size Medium.   Stock Number Reference: Armor, Body Fragmentation Protective, w/ ¾ Collar (RVNAF) Size FSN Assign […]

Marine M-1953 Lower Torso Armor

Wednesday August 16th, 2017 admin

Stuffed with ballistic nylon.   Stock Number Reference: Armor, Body, Fragmentation Protective, Lower Torso, M-53 Assign Date: unknown Size FSN Small 8470-576-4190 Medium 8470-576-4191 Large 8470-576-4192

Army Improved Outer Tactical Vest (Gen I)

Saturday February 18th, 2017 admin

Shown one is medium size.   Stock Number Reference: Improved Outer Tactical Vest (IOTV) Size NSN Assign Date X-Small 8470-01-556-1703 2007-09-26 Small 8470-01-556-1715 2007-09-26 Medium 8470-01-556-1460 2007-09-25 Medium-Long 8470-01-556-1491 2007-09-25 Large 8470-01-556-1571 2007-09-25 Large-Long 8470-01-556-1575 2007-09-25 X-Large 8470-01-556-1576 2007-09-25 XLarge-Long 8470-01-556-1577 2007-09-25 XX-Large 8470-01-556-1579 2007-09-25 XXX-Large 8470-01-556-1581 2007-09-25 XXXX-Large 8470-01-556-1582 […]

Marine Improved Modular Tactical Vest / Plate Carrier (IMTV/PC)

Tuesday September 6th, 2016 admin

Stock Number Reference: Improved Moodular Tactical / Vest Plate Carrier Size NSN Assign Date X-Small 8470-01-581-4880 2010-01-19 Small 8470-01-581-5037 2010-01-20 Medium 8470-01-581-5041 2010-01-20 Large 8470-01-581-5052 2010-01-20 X-Large  8470-01-581-5071 2010-01-20 Improved Moodular Tactical Vest Size NSN Assign Date X-Small 8470-01-581-4766 2010-01-19 Small 8470-01-581-4803 2010-01-19 Medium 8470-01-581-4806 2010-01-19 Large 8470-01-581-4808 2010-01-19 X-Large […]

Marine M-1955 Body Armor (2nd Pattern)

Monday July 18th, 2016 admin

Stock Number Reference: Armor, Body, Fragmentation Protective, Upper Torso, (w/Collar, M-1955) Size FSN Assign Date X-Small Unknown Small Unknown Medium 8470-576-4194 Unknown Large 8470-576-4195 Unknown X-Large 8470-576-4193 Unknown  

Marine Armor Protective Enhancement System (APES)

Thursday May 12th, 2016 admin

The U.S. Marine Corps adopted a similar system called Armor Protection Enhancement System (APES) around 2004-2005. This one was really uncomfortable and didn’t offer a really good protection. The Oklahoma State University (OSU) Design, Housing and Merchandizing Department led by D.H. Branson developed a full protection system that covers both […]

OTV Side Plate Carrier

Monday April 25th, 2016 admin

Additional protective component for Outer Tactical Vest (OTV, a.k.a. Intercepter Body Armor) Size fit for 6 x 8 or 7 x 8 size Side SAPI plate (S-SAPI) Stock Number Reference: Carrier, Enhanced S-SAPI Ballistic Insert Color NSN Assign Date Coyote Brown 8470-01-547-5915 2007-07-25 Universal Camouflage 8470-01-536-9284 2006-01-20

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M69 Body Armor (Gen III)

Monday March 21st, 2016 admin

It’s the last upgrade of this body armor series, replace snap and zipper with Velcro fastener, and formally assigned a nomenclature “M-1969” or “M-69”. Use the same FSN of Gen II version. In 1970, RVNAF (Republic of Viet-Nam Armed Force) was issued US made body armor in same design but much smaller, this kind […]

M-1952A Body Armor

Monday March 21st, 2016 admin

Stock Number Reference: Armor, Vest, M-1952A Size Stock Number Small 74-A-31-240 Medium 74-A-31-235 Large 74-A-31-230 X-Large 74-A-31-225   Armor, Body, Fragmentation, Protective, Upper Torso, M-1952A Size FSN Assign Date Small 8415-261-6637 Unknown Medium 8415-261-6636 Unknown Large 8415-261-6635 Unknown X-Large 8415-261-6634 Unknown

M69 Body Armor w/ Epaulets (Gen I)

Sunday January 10th, 2016 admin

It’s epaulets are inherited from M-1952A body armor, and canceled on  Gen II version. Stock Number Reference: Armor, Body Fragmentation Protective, w/ ¾ Collar Size FSN Assign Date Small 8470-823-7370 Unknown Medium 8470-823-7371 Unknown Large 8470-823-7372 Unknown X-Large 8470-823-7373 Unknown  

M69 Body Armor (Gen II)

Wednesday December 23rd, 2015 admin

Widely used by Army infantry, Navy sailor and Marine also equipped a few. Like its predecessor M-1952A, it was fabricated from 12 piles of ballistic nylon, protect wearer form explosion fragment. In fact, the name “M69” is the 1969 version of this series body armor’s model ( Armor, Body Fragmentation Protective, w/ […]

Aircrew Body Armor

Tuesday December 22nd, 2015 admin

The need for body armor capable of defeating large caliber armor piercing rounds became a priority with the advent of “airmobile” combat as evidenced in Vietnam. Helicopter and recon aircraft crew members originally made due with body armor developed for ground forces, namely the Nylon M-1952 vest and the Nylon/Doron […]

Variable Body Armor (VBA)

Tuesday December 22nd, 2015 admin

“Variable” means you may use the two plates them self, or integrated into vest.   Stock Number Reference: Body Armor w/ Plate Insert Body Armor, Ground Troops, Variable Type, Small Arms Assign Date: 1968-06-05 Chest Sz / Height Sz REGULAR LONG MEDIUM 8470-141-0935 8470-141-0937 LARGE 8470-141-0936 8470-141-0938   Plate Insert […]

Marine Scalable Plate Carrier (SPC)

Wednesday November 18th, 2015 admin

Stock Number Reference: CARRIER, SCALABLE PLATE, COMPLETE Size NSN Assign Date X-Small 8470-01-562-7210 2008-04-18 Small 8470-01-562-7229 2008-04-18 Medium 8470-01-562-7215 2008-04-18 Large 8470-01-562-7219 2008-04-18 X-Large 8470-01-562-7240 2008-04-18

PASGT Body Armor

Wednesday November 18th, 2015 admin

The first Kevlar protective equipment of US Armed forces. Protective Level: NIJ IIIA Stock Number Reference: BODY ARMOR,FRAGMENTATION PROTECTIVE Size NSN Assign Date X-Small 8470-01-092-8497 1980-04-05 Small 8470-01-092-8498 1980-04-05 Medium 8470-01-092-8499 1980-04-05 Large 8470-01-092-8500 1980-04-05 X-Large 8470-01-092-8501 1980-04-05 XX-Large 8470-01-424-5392 1996-01-03 XXX-Large 8470-01-425-9686 1996-01-03 XXXX-Large 8470-01-425-9734 1996-01-03   Cover (6-Color […]