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 […]

Marine Modular Tactical Vest (MTV)

Wednesday November 18th, 2015 admin

Stock Number Reference: VEST,TACTICAL,MODULAR Size NSN Assign Date X-Small 8470-01-547-5919 2007-01-25 Small 8470-01-547-5950 2007-01-25 Medium 8470-01-547-5938 2007-01-25 Large 8470-01-547-5949 2007-01-25 X-Large 8470-01-547-5954 2007-01-25