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    ABA LBV tan

    Post by vaux on Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:43 am

    Hi
    I recently purchased this LBV manufactured by ABA, I collect SEAL material but I'm not sure if this LBV was used by the SEAL Question , if you can help me with some reference photo or some information that was used by the operators will be greatly appreciated

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    Re: ABA LBV tan

    Post by nkomo on Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:24 am

    The tan ABA LBV has always been hard to find pictures of being used during the Desert Storm time period. I know of only one picture of it being used during that time period. The photo is interesting for two reasons. 1. It shows the tan ABA LBV being used 2. It shows a modified 6-Color jacket being used. I know there is a picture floating around of the tan ABA LBV being used in Operation Enduring Freedom. I just can't seem to find the pic right now.

    As far as the tan ABA LBV being used by the SEALS....I've never seen anything to 100% say they did, BUT the tan ABA LBV was an item that was used by many US Special Forces units.

    The picture below was originally pictured in the book "The Illustrated Directory of Special Forces" by David Miller on page 140. The caption reads: "Mission accomplished" as US Marines stand outside the US Embassy in Kuwait City in February 1991" That being said.....I don't believe the caption truly is of US Marines. Judging from the equipment and uniforms...I believe these guys are US Army Special Forces. Whatever the case, the picture shows both the modified 6-Color jacket AND the tan ABA LBV being used during Desert Storm.




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    Re: ABA LBV tan

    Post by vaux on Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:44 am

    Hi
    Thanks for the help, many reviews say the possibility of using the ABA LBV by the SEALs, but I find no reference photo. Sad
    I would appreciate it if you find that picture sometime you can show me.
    I I have these pictures in the occurrence of the ABA LBV Tan
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    Re: ABA LBV tan

    Post by Mercenary25 on Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:54 pm

    Blaze! I live in US and have been looking for it for long time and how on earth an European collector has a hand on it?! Laughing


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    Re: ABA LBV tan

    Post by airborne1968 on Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:42 pm

    If you can get your hands on the book 5th SF group in Desert Shield /Desert Storm you'll see ODA team pics with some of the wearing these vests. Some notes include: not all members of the same team were issued tan vests (LBE dominated); strobe pouches were attached just below the wearers left shoulder pad, and they were worn with BDUs as well during Desert shield. Also, in almost every team pic none of the DBDUs have any insignia on them, including name tapes. In some cases there are rank on the shirts and boonies (aka sun hats).

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