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

Overview: The Plate Carrier (PC) replaced the Scalable Plate Carrier (SPC) and is the USMC vest of record. The PC provides a solution to the two areas of concern with the SPC: shoulder comfort and cummerbund stability.

Features: The PC is comprised of a vest with removable soft armor panels that extend a minimum of one-half inch beyond the Enhanced Small Arms Plates Inserts (ESAPI). The PC accepts the ESAPIs and provides both direct and indirect fire protection. The total weight and associated thermal burden are minimized in the PC, thereby enhancing the individual Marine’s mobility and lethality.

Components: The PC is fielded as a complete system to include a user level repair kit. Individual Components are:

  • Cummerbund Assembly
  • PC Front (without soft armor)
  • PC Rear (without soft armor)
  • 1.5 Inch Plastic Loop
  • Buckle Shoulder Strap
  • Yib-Yab Shoulder Strap
  • 1.5 Inch Side Release Buckles
  • 1.5 Inch Tension Locks
  • 1.5 Inch Metal Loops
  • 1 Inch Plastic Loop
  • Cummerbund Panel
  • Quick Release Pull Cable
  • Cummerbund Adapter
  • PC Repair Kits
  • PC Spares Blocks
  • Side Plate Pockets
  • Inner Cummerbund
  • Removable Waist Belt
  • Front and Rear Soft Armor Inserts


Source: MARCORSYSCOM Official


Stock Number Reference:

Improved Modular 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 Modular 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 8470-01-581-4833 2010-01-19