Marine Armor Protective Enhancement System (APES)

Thursday May 12th, 2016 admin

The U.S. Marine Corps adopted a similar system called Armor Protection Enhancement System (APES) around 2004-2005. This one was really uncomfortable and didn’t offer a really good protection. The Oklahoma State University (OSU) Design, Housing and Merchandizing Department led by D.H. Branson developed a full protection system that covers both […]

OTV Side Plate Carrier

Monday April 25th, 2016 admin

Additional protective component for Outer Tactical Vest (OTV, a.k.a. Intercepter Body Armor) Size fit for 6 x 8 or 7 x 8 size Side SAPI plate (S-SAPI) Stock Number Reference: Carrier, Enhanced S-SAPI Ballistic Insert Color NSN Assign Date Coyote Brown 8470-01-547-5915 2007-07-25 Universal Camouflage 8470-01-536-9284 2006-01-20

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.   Stock Number Reference: Armor, Body Fragmentation Protective, w/ ¾ Collar, M-69 Size FSN Assign Date Small 8470-122-1299 […]

M-1952A Body Armor

Monday March 21st, 2016 admin

Stock Number Reference: Armor, Vest, M-1952A Size Army 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, […]

Aircrew Body Armor (a.k.a. “Chicken Plate”)

Tuesday December 22nd, 2015 admin

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 Body Armor (VBA)

Tuesday December 22nd, 2015 admin

“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 […]

Marine Scalable Plate Carrier (SPC)

Wednesday November 18th, 2015 admin

(From Whitney’s collection)   Stock Number Reference: CARRIER, SCALABLE PLATE, COMPLETE Size NSN Assign Date X-Small 8470-01-562-7210 2008-04-18 Small 8470-01-562-7229 2008-04-18 Medium 8470-01-562-7215 2008-04-18 Large 8470-01-562-7219 2008-04-18 X-Large 8470-01-562-7240 2008-04-18

PASGT Body Armor

Wednesday November 18th, 2015 admin

The PASGT Vest is a front opening design which protects the upper torso of the body. The ballistic filler consists of 13 plies of 14 oz/yd2 (457 g/m2) water repellent treated Aramid (Kevlar 29) fabric. The inner and outer cover, shoulder pads and front closure flap of the vest are […]

Marine Modular Tactical Vest (MTV)

Wednesday November 18th, 2015 admin

Stock Number Reference: VEST,TACTICAL,MODULAR Size NSN Assign Date X-Small 8470-01-547-5919 2007-01-25 Small 8470-01-547-5950 2007-01-25 Medium 8470-01-547-5938 2007-01-25 Large 8470-01-547-5949 2007-01-25 X-Large 8470-01-547-5954 2007-01-25

Intercepter Body Armor (IBA) a.k.a. Outer Tactical Vest (OTV)

Wednesday November 18th, 2015 admin

Stock Number Reference: BODY ARMOR OUTER   Size NSN Assign Date Woodland Camouflage (1997) and Coyote Brown X-Small 8470-01-465-1863 1999-05-29 Small 8470-01-465-1864 1999-05-29 Medium 8470-01-465-1866 1999-05-29 Large 8470-01-465-1867 1999-05-29 X-Large 8470-01-465-1868 1999-05-29 Woodland Camouflage(2002) X-Small 8470-01-497-8589 2002-06-06 Small 8470-01-497-8594 2002-06-06 Medium 8470-01-497-8595 2002-06-06 Large 8470-01-497-8597 2002-06-06 X-Large 8470-01-497-8598 2002-06-06 Desert […]