SBS MCT (CACHE) Vest with abseil gear

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    SBS MCT (CACHE) Vest with abseil gear

    Post by 5224 on Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:17 pm


    Got these in a trade a couple of years ago, don't know much about the kit.
    The information I've got is that it's called "Maritime Counter Terrorism vest" was(?) used by the British SBS and is(?) used by their Dutch counterparts.

    The configuration/pockets I've got seem to be set up for the H&K mp5 and for shotgun usage.
    The abseil harness and gear were included in the package, but they seem legit. There is also an unknown leather holster included made by the English company PWL:
    http://www.pwl.co/products/specialist-holsters/index.htm

    Any and all information on this gear would be very much appreciated!


    The vest with all pockets and holsters:



    The front:



    The back:



    The markings on a couple of the items, from the top left:
    vest, holster for pistol, pouch for shotgun shells and magazine pouch for mp5



    Abseil harness and descender:



    Markings on the abseil and descender (the ones on the descender magnified above the harness):



    The unknown holster from PWL (does anyone know anything about this?):
    markings on the back

    the front



    And last, a ref.pic. with the vest in use by a member of the 7th NL SBS, Royal Dutch Marines, MARSOF:



    Thanks for stopping by!


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    Re: SBS MCT (CACHE) Vest with abseil gear

    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:54 am

    Wow,this is very cool,not something I've seen on the surplus market ever Cool

    It's definetely British issue,due to the NSN suffix, very nice Mate,very nice indeed Wink

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    Re: SBS MCT (CACHE) Vest with abseil gear

    Post by filupe on Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:45 am

    There was a swag of these let go on the British surplus market a few years ago. That's when I picked one set up as well (on EBay). The same seller was also selling a number of the 'SBS Arctic Assault Vests' as well.

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    Re: SBS MCT (CACHE) Vest with abseil gear

    Post by 5224 on Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:38 am

    Ok, any idea of the price range? I got these in a trade off by a Swedish collector, would be interesting to know what they are worth/what he would have paid for them. Smile

    Were there any 5.56 stanag variants/pockets sold when these were released?

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    Re: SBS MCT (CACHE) Vest with abseil gear

    Post by filupe on Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:16 am

    What you've got there would have been about GBP 200 worth. Don't remember any 5.56mm pouches with the ensemble. I wouldn't mind finding out what 'CACH' stood for ...

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    Re: SBS MCT (CACHE) Vest with abseil gear

    Post by 5224 on Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:23 am

    Then I made a bargain! Smile

    Ok, yes I would also like to get more information on this items but I haven't found much anywhere.

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