MTP & Desert DPM Mk61 Armour Capable Life Preserver (ACLP)

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    MTP & Desert DPM Mk61 Armour Capable Life Preserver (ACLP)

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    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:53 am

    Mmmmmmm not what I expected...is hoped the images would drop in! Sad
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    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:27 pm

    Forgot a pic...

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    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:50 am

    Fixed!

    Great thread! I have a Mk60 which looks like it's designed for aircraft personnel as it has an integrated system for hoisting by something like a tether line from a helicopter. Is that true?

    It also has the weird kidney shaped zip pouch on the back. What is that pouch for?

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    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:35 am

    Hi Steve, thank you again!! I'll load some pics from the manufacturers site. The pouch on the rear is for the armour...strange shape I know!! Smile
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:41 pm

    Ah! Now I remember having a discussion about this a while ago, before I got my Mk60. Didn't connect it until now. Thanks!

    So the big difference between the Mk60 and Mk61 is that the M60 had integrated pouches on it while the Mk61 has attachment points? And he Armored Aircrew variant has an attachment point for a hoist and an integrated (detachable) flotation bladder?

    Are either marks in either coloration particularly difficult to come by?

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    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:08 pm

    Hi Steve, I got the MTP MK61 from my contact, I haven't seen another one on ebay or elsewhere. The Desert DPM on the other hand a chap was selling two new ones for £25, which I snapped one up. He was also selling the detachable flotation bladder and individual pouches - these were expensive considering the vest. Lovely made kit...I noticed the MTP vest has been customised after looking at the new Desert vest.
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    Re: MTP & Desert DPM Mk61 Armour Capable Life Preserver (ACLP)

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Sun May 01, 2016 3:34 am

    Here you go Steve...same stellar I got mine from...

    http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mk-61-LIFEPRESERVER-Vest-SIZE-3-RAF-Army-Air-Corps-Royal-Navy-PILOT-VEST-/111983861942?nav=SEARCH

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