Marine Close Quarters Battle Equipment Assault Vest System (CQBE AVS)

Assault Vest System

P/N: Z431101

NSN: 8470-01-439-3072

Assign Date: 1996-12-04

The Assault Vest System (AVS) provides the individual Marine with ballistic protection and/or load bearing capabilities necessary for conducting Close Quarters Battle (CQB) missions. The AVS is comprised of three major items. These items are the Assault Body Armor, Ballistic Plate Insert, and Assault Load Bearing Vest.

Marine Close Quarter Combat Equipment Assault Vest System

 

Components:

Assault Body Armor

NSN Sheet
Size/Item P/N NSN Assign Date
Ballistic Panel, Body Armor
Qty per set 1 ea
Small Regular Z4311Y-SR 8470-01-444-9909 1997-05-21
Small Long Z4311Y-SL 8470-01-444-9906 1997-05-21
Medium Regular Z4311Y-MR 8470-01-444-4455 1997-05-07
Medium Long Z4311Y-ML 8470-01-444-9907 1997-05-21
Large Regular Z4311Y-LR 8470-01-444-9908 1997-05-21
Large Long Z4311Y-LL 8470-01-444-9911 1997-05-21
X-Large Regular Z4311Y-XLR 8470-01-444-9910 1997-05-21
X-Large Long Z4311Y-XLL 8470-01-444-9912 1997-05-21
Outer Shell, Body Armor
Qty per set 1 ea
Small Regular Z4311L-SR 8470-01-445-3309 1997-05-30
Small Long Z4311L-SL 8470-01-445-0994 1997-05-23
Medium Regular Z4311L-MR 8470-01-445-0996 1997-05-23
Medium Long Z4311L-ML 8470-01-445-0995 1997-05-23
Large Regular Z4311L-LR 8470-01-445-0992 1997-05-23
Large Long Z4311L-LL 8470-01-445-0998 1997-05-23
X-Large Regular Z4311L-XLR 8470-01-445-0993 1997-05-23
X-Large Long Z4311L-XLL 8470-01-444-4458 1997-05-07
Groin Protector
Qty per set 1 set
Ballistic Panel, Groin Protector Z4311AA 8470-01-444-5444 1997-05-09
Outer Shell, Groin Protector Z4311AA1 8470-01-444-8202 1997-05-16

The Assault Body Armor component of the AVS exceeds the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Standards for Type IIIA by providing protection from multiple impacts of steel-jacketed 9mm, 123 gr. rounds traveling at 1,400 fps and all lesser threats.

The Assault Body Armor is comprised of Body Armor Ballistic Panel, the Body Armor Outershell, the Groin Protector Ballistic Panel, and the Groin Protector Outershell. Together, they provide ballistic protection against munitions likely to be encountered by Marines conducting CQB DA/IHR missions including steel jacketed rounds fired by sub-machine gun style weapons. The ballistic panels are contained in a waterproof nylon carrier that may be removed for inspection and cleaning.

The Assault Body Armor is designed for use with the Load Bearing Vest. The Groin Protector Ballistic Panel and the Outershell is one size fits all. One each of the items above is provided with each AVS.

Assault Body Armor
Assault Body Armor

Front

Back

Front Ballistic Panel

Back Ballistic Panel

Inner Side
Groin Protector

Front

Back

Groin Protector Ballistic Panel

 

Ballistic Panel Insert, Ceramic Tile

Qty per set: 2 ea

P/N: Z4311AB

NSN: 8470-01-444-5444

Assign Date: 1997-05-09

The Ballistic Plate Insert, Ceramic Tile component of the AVS increases vital organ protection to exceed NIJ standards of Type IV by providing protection from multiple impacts of 30-06 M-2, 165 gr. (Armor Piercing rounds), traveling at 2,847 fps and all lesser threats. The Ballistic Plate Insert, Ceramic Tiles are inserted into pockets in the Outershell of the Assault Body Armor and are a one size fits all.

Ceramic Tile Ballistic Plate Insert

 

Vest, Load Bearing Assault

Qty per set: 1 ea

P/N: Z4311M

NSN: 8470-01-444-8202

Assign Date: 1997-05-16

The Assault Load Bearing Vest provides a means of carrying mission equipment that allows evenly distributing loads. The modular design allows use of different pouches in varying locations to adapt to different assigned tasks, weapons, equipment and left or right handed individuals. May be worn over the Assault Body Armor. A quick-release feature allows rapid removal. It accepts a day pack in addition to a variety of ammunition, communications and utility pouches. Two accessory loops on the back are capable for carrying a 10 pound sledge hammer or hooligan tool. A drag handle is located on the back of the vest near the neck to assist in moving incapacitated Marines. Water resistant. Color olive drab. The Assault Load Bearing Vest is available in one size which can be adjusted to used with eight different of the Assault Body Armor.

The Assault Load Bearing Vest component of the AVS is designed for mounting modular/interchangeable pouches for pistol/SMG magazines, shotgun rounds, gas/smoke canisters, etc.

Assault Load Bearing Vest

Front

Back

Front (inner side)

Back (inner side)

 

Pack, Day

Qty per set: 1 ea

P/N: Z4311K

NSN: 8470-01-444-8380

Assign Date: 1997-05-18

The Day Pack is designed for use with the Assault Vest System. Attaches high on the back of the vest with four non-metallic quick-release snaps located on each of the for corners. The Day Pack and its attachment point have been tested to support a load of 30 pounds.

The Day Pack has one small and one large internal pocket. Two external pockets are located on the right and left side of the pack, The neck of the pack is protected with a waterproof flap that is closed by an elastic draw string. All flaps are secured with adjustable non-metallic quick-release fasteners. Color olive drab.

Day Pack

Front

Back

Attached on the vest

 

Magazine Pouch, Rifle And Pistol

Qty per set: 3 ea

P/N: Z4311N

NSN: 8470-01-444-8203

Assign Date: 1997-05-16

This single magazine pouch is designed to carry two rifle/sub-machine gun magazines (M16 or MP5) and two pistol magazines (9mm or .45 cal). Olive drab in color, flap secures with hook and pile, and snap. The rifle magazine flap may be removed for easier access to the magazine.

Rifle And Pistol Magazine Pouch (P4)

Front (two different versions)

Back

Removable flap

Holds three MP5 magazines or two M16 magazines. Inner raising strap feature for shorter rifle magazine

Pistol magazine compartment for holding two 9mm/.45 cal mgazines

 

Magazine Pouch, Rifle And Pistol

Qty per set: (Alternative)

P/N: Z4311N-1

NSN: TBD

Rifle And Pistol Magazine Pouch (L7M)

Holds four MP5 magazines and four pistol magazines

Back

 

Pouch, Grenade

Qty per set: 1 ea

P/N: Z4311O

NSN: 8470-01-444-5442

Assign Date: 1997-05-19

The grenade pouch carries two M67 fragmentation grenades, two M141 diversionary devices, or two AN-M8 smoke canisters.

Grenade Pouch (P7)

Front

Flap opened

Back

 

Pouch, Communications, Head Set

Qty per set: 1 ea

P/N: Z4311Z

NSN: 8470-01-444-5440

Assign Date: 1997-05-09

The communications head set pouch carries the comm head set when not actually worn.

Head Set Communications Pouch (R4)

Front

Back

 

Pouch, Shotgun Shell

Qty per set: (as required)

P/N: Z4311S

NSN: 8470-01-444-5441

Assign Date: 1997-05-09

The shotgun shell pouch carries twenty-four 12-gauge shotgun shells.

Shotgun Shell Pouch (P2)

Front

Back

Elastic loops for holding shells

 

Pouch, Utility

Qty per set: 1 ea

P/N: Z4311P

NSN: 8470-01-444-5439

Assign Date: 1997-05-09

The utility pouch has one large, wide pocket.

Utility Pouch (P11)

Front

Back

Inner side elastic loops

 

Pouch, Less-Than-Lethal

Qty per set: 1 ea

P/N: Z4311Q

NSN: 8470-01-444-5439

Assign Date: 1997-05-09

The less-than-lethal pouch has one tall, narrow pocket and internal elastic loops to secure the expandable baton and flashlight found in the Individual Assault Kit.

Less-Than-Lethal Pouch (P12)

Front

Back

Inner side elastic loops

 

Pouch, Drop

Qty per set: 1 ea

P/N: Z4311T

NSN: 8470-01-447-0196

Assign Date: 1997-07-23

The drop pouch has a large, wide and deep pocket that features as a six inch flap covered with hook and pile for attaching to the Assault Load Bearing Vest.

Drop Pouch

Front

Back

 

Blank Pad

NSN Sheet
Size P/N Qty per set NSN Assign Date
8 in x 8 in Z4311V 1 8470-01-447-0197 1997-07-23
8 in x 4 in Z4311W 2 8470-01-447-0198 1997-07-23
8 in x 6 in Z4311X 1 8470-01-447-0199 1997-07-23
10 in x 4 in Z4311W1 1 8470-01-447-0200 1997-07-23

The blank pads are designed for use with the Assault Load Bearing Vest and are used to cover those areas of hook and pile not need when customizing the vest for special missions or personal preference.

Blank Pad

8 in x 8 in and 8 in x 6 in

Back

 

Weapon Butt Retention Pad

Qty per set: 1 ea

P/N: Z4311U

NSN: 8470-01-447-0202

Assign Date: 1997-07-23

The Weapon Butt Retention Pad (Model S-8M) is used to provide a non-slip surface for the butt of the rifle when firing from shoulder position. A raised surface along the outer edge assists in preventing the weapon butt from sliding of the pad.

Weapon Butt Retention Pad

 

Tactical Scabbard

Qty per set: (as required)

P/N: Z4311R

NSN: 8470-01-447-1348

Assign Date: 1997-07-26

The Tactical Scabbard (P15) attaches to the back of the vest and is used to carry a variety of items, i.e., shotgun, hooligan tool, etc.

Tactical Scabbard illustration from manual

 

Back Support Harness

Qty per set: (as required)

P/N: Z4311Z-1

NSN: TBD

The Back Support Harness (Model 48411) is used to provided support to the back when wearing assault vest equipment for extended periods of time.

Back Support Harness illustration from manual

 

Carrying Case, Assault Vest System

Qty per set: 1 ea

P/N: MC005

NSN: 8470-01-447-0201

Assign Date: 1997-07-23

The Carrying Case is used to store and transport one complete AVS. The two large size pockets are secured with hook and pile and the top and the side are secured by zippers.

Assault Vest System Carrying Case