AFH-1 Helicopter Helmet (1968)

Saturday June 8th, 2019 admin

In 1962 the Army began developing an improved version of the APH-5. Combat experience in Vietnam led the Army to develop a flight helmet with better ballistic protection. Introduced in 1965, the new Anti-fragmentation Flight Helmet, or AFH-1, was fielded. Whereas the APH-5 was standard issue throughout the Army, the […]

Combat Vehicle Crew’s (CVC) T56-6 Helmet

Tuesday October 9th, 2018 admin

Intergrated with MK-525/G or MK-1036/G headset-microphone kit. Ballistic-protective nylon main body.   Stock Number Reference: Helmet, Combat Vehicle Crewman’s, T56-6 Data Item with MK-525/G with MK-1039/G Assign Date Unknown 1967-01-16 FSN Size Regular 8415-082-2066 8415-926-9991 Size Large 8415-082-2067 8415-926-9992

M69 Body Armor for ARVN

Saturday September 9th, 2017 admin

In 1970, RVNAF (Republic of Viet-Nam Armed Force) was issued US made body armor in same design but much smaller. Shown one size Medium.   Stock Number Reference: Armor, Body Fragmentation Protective, w/ ¾ Collar (RVNAF) Size FSN Assign Date Small 8470-144-5797 Unknown Medium 8470-144-5798 Unknown Large 8470-144-5804 Unknown

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

Vietnam War Body Armors

Sunday December 18th, 2016 admin

Name FSN M-1952A Body Armor 8415-261-SIZE M-69 Body Armor Gen 1 8470-823-SIZE M-69 Body Armor Gen 2 8470-122-SIZE Aircrew Body Armor (a.k.a.”Chicken Plate”) 8470-935-SIZE Variable Body Armor 8470-141-SIZE Marine M-1955 Body Armor Gen 2 8470-576-SIZE

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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/ […]