Afghan Body Armor and Afghan Made Ammo Grab Bag

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    Afghan Body Armor and Afghan Made Ammo Grab Bag

    Post by nkomo on Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:18 pm

    I recently picked this Afghan body armor recently. It seems to be a similar version to what Tom posted in the linked thread. Look at post number 72.

    Link: http://oefoif.forumotion.net/t3260p60-us-use-of-afghan-equipment#31720

    My version is a little different, as mine doesn't have a built in holster. Mine has places for a radio, six AK magazines, four pistol magazines, and an admin pouch.

    Seeing this vest has places for four pistol magazines and no holster, it would stand to reason the individual would wear a drop leg holster.

    This vest is heavily used and has places for soft armor, but no provision for any plates.

    Does anyone have pictures of this vest in use in Afghanistan?








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    Post by nkomo on Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:20 pm

    I picked this piece up recently and wasn't entirely sure what it was. I was certain it was Afghan made, but didn't recognize the design. Two members on the forum helped me identify the bag as an Afghan copy of the British ammo grab bag.

    However, one thing that puzzled me was the waist strap on the back. It wasn't until it arrived and I started examining the piece that I realized not only was it an ammo grab bag, but it could also be used as a small chest rig as well. To be honest, it is quite an ingenious design. The one strap goes around your neck and the waist strap fastens in the back. The neck strap/bag handle can be shortened or lengthened depending on the individual. It can also be carried like a bag over the shoulder.

    No makers tags or marks anywhere that I can see. Unfortunately, one of the plastic buckles is broken, but the velcro strips would help hold the magazine pouches shut.







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    Re: Afghan Body Armor and Afghan Made Ammo Grab Bag

    Post by Camo_fiend on Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:41 pm

    Interesting vest... the design reminds me of a slightly modernised version of the armour that the Soviets wore in the Afghan War in the 80s.


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    Re: Afghan Body Armor and Afghan Made Ammo Grab Bag

    Post by nkomo on Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:46 pm

    Camo_fiend wrote:Interesting vest... the design reminds me of a slightly modernised version of the armour that the Soviets wore in the Afghan War in the 80s.
    It very possibly could be, Ben.


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    Re: Afghan Body Armor and Afghan Made Ammo Grab Bag

    Post by Rich83 on Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:01 am

    I have one of these bags too!

    http://iacmc.forumotion.com/t8156-afghan-body-armor-and-afghan-made-ammo-grab-bag

    http://iacmc.forumotion.com/t8156-afghan-body-armor-and-afghan-made-ammo-grab-bag

    Funily enough I just came on the forums today as I have recieved some Black Ops of Kandahar kit in the mail from a mate and I was wondering if it was worth anything?
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    Re: Afghan Body Armor and Afghan Made Ammo Grab Bag

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