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, […]
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 Helicopter and recon aircraft crew members originally made due with body armor developed for ground forces, namely the Nylon M-1952 vest and the Nylon/Doron […]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” 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 […]
All accessories and parts come from original M1956 LCE.