Diamondback Tactical Plate Carrier


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    Diamondback Tactical Plate Carrier

    Post by nkomo on Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:04 pm

    I picked up this plate carrier on my last visit to Ft. Campbell. I found this in a little surplus shop for $20. The shop was FULL of surplus and items the soldiers had sold to him. He had a beautiful Panamanian 5th Victoriano Lorenzo woodland BDU set (Panamanian made) that was captured during Just Cause. He would not part with that set for anything. I even made him a very generous offer and he declined.

    Anyway, this is a Diamondback Tactical plate carrier in coyote/desert tan. As you can see, this vest has a hand penned G-3399 on the tag. Seems that the letter/numbers combo was a common practice for soldiers to identify their uniforms and gear in OIF/OEF. I was told that private purchase body armor was a no-no for soldiers in theatre. Since this one came out of Ft. Campbell...the home of the 5th SF Group.....it is possible that this may have been a private purchase or a unit purchase item for the SF guys. The plate carrier is in good shape, but has been used.

    Always looking for Central American militaria 1965 to 1991. Especially items relating to Coronel Velasquez El Salvador Armed Forces


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    Re: Diamondback Tactical Plate Carrier

    Post by alexd on Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:08 am

    I think some of this PC went with the early Eagle SF kits but I'm not sure and they were Tan color.
    Anyway, great find as usual.

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