40mm Grenade Carrying Vest (1974)

Shown one circa 1974, medium size.

Enhanced from early plastic snap version, the top four pocket were extended for special and non-lethal 40mm grenade.

The medium size vest has capacity for 10 high-explosive 40mm grenades and 2 special 40mm grenades on each side (20 HE 40mm grenades and 4 special grenades in total).


Stock Number Reference:

Vest, Grenade, Carrying, Nylon Duck, OG-106

Size NSN Assign Date
Small 8415-00-146-1667 1971-09-24
Medium 8415-00-146-1668 1971-09-24
Large 8415-00-146-1669 1971-09-24

Wearing a grenadier’s vest filled with 40mm grenade cartridges, Lance Cpl. Charles E. Blevins stands watch on the perimeter of a desert camp site following the withdrawal of Iraqi troops from Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm. Blevins is armed with an M-16A2 rifle equipped with an M-203 grenade launcher.
Lance Corporal William Anglin, left, and Lance Corporal David Droster, members of 3rd Squadron, 2nd Platoon, Company K, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, act as a rear guard during Operation BIG VALLEY, a patrol west of Howard Air Force Base. Anglin and Droster are each armed with an M16A2 rifle equipped with an M203 grenade launcher.
US Air Force (USAF) Airman First Class (A1C) Shawn Rankins, 100th Security Forces Squadron (SFS), 86th Expeditionary Contingency Response Group (ECRG), stands a listening/observation post near an airfield in Northern Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. A1C Rankins is armed with a 5.56mm M16A2 rifle equipped with a 40mm M203 grenade launcher. Operation Iraqi Freedom is the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraqi’s weapons of mass destruction and end the regime of Saddam Hussein.