Body Armor, Aircreman, 1968

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    Body Armor, Aircreman, 1968

    Post by swag on Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:30 am

    Nice original body armor from the Vietnam era. Don't have the 'chicken plates' for it though, but still a nice original piece of aviation history.









    It even has the original 'Use and Care' booklet.


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    Re: Body Armor, Aircreman, 1968

    Post by filupe on Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:12 am

    Nice addition of the booklet. I have an identical vest myself (no booklet) - it will appear in a upcoming book on Body Armour by Martin Brayley. I'm assuming the clips on the bottom are for groin armour? Has anyone seen an example? (I'm guessing the booklet would have those details ...)

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    Re: Body Armor, Aircreman, 1968

    Post by panzerwerk on Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:45 am

    Very cool piece of history , the book is a great touch !

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    Re: Body Armor, Aircreman, 1968

    Post by Mercenary25 on Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:37 pm

    O.o VERY NICE!


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    Re: Body Armor, Aircreman, 1968

    Post by swag on Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:33 pm

    filupe wrote:Nice addition of the booklet. I have an identical vest myself (no booklet) - it will appear in a upcoming book on Body Armour by Martin Brayley. I'm assuming the clips on the bottom are for groin armour? Has anyone seen an example? (I'm guessing the booklet would have those details ...)

    Finally got around to digging out the body armor and book; sadly the book doesn't make any mention of the metal clips on the bottom. The book does, however, talk about the pocket on the front of the body armor "a small pocket in front is to accommodate maps, pencils, cigarettes, etc." I'm not so sure a map would fit in the pocket and having a pencil that close to the throat is dubious at best, but I'm sure you could cram at least two packs in the pocket.

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