Unusual Body Armour-US Variable Type With Ceramic Plates.

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    Gulf91
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    Unusual Body Armour-US Variable Type With Ceramic Plates.

    Post by Gulf91 on Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:53 pm

    Any ideas who,where and what period one of these would have been worn please?

    The plates are US made and dated 1970 but cannot find any date on the vest itself.

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    Re: Unusual Body Armour-US Variable Type With Ceramic Plates.

    Post by Bolty717 on Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:49 pm

    The vest outer has a UK NSN (the 99 in 99-130-3007) and I reckon the 78 in the lower LH corner of the tag is the YOM.

    Heres a few links, http://8470.iso-group.com/NSN/8470-99-130-3007

    and http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/British-Military-Armoured-Fragmentation-Body-Armour-Vest-Flak-Jacket-Large-Long-/321234780312?nma=true&si=hPzuLPGFq%252Fw%252FBV8WOiNwar%252Fhr6g%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

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    Re: Unusual Body Armour-US Variable Type With Ceramic Plates.

    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:58 am

    Thanks Bolty. Unfortunately the 78 isnt the date just part of some form of code.

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    Re: Unusual Body Armour-US Variable Type With Ceramic Plates.

    Post by abefroman on Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:03 pm

    its for helicopter crews

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    Re: Unusual Body Armour-US Variable Type With Ceramic Plates.

    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:13 pm

    Was given a link with some pics,see if I can find them. Was issued in very limited quantities to troops in NI manning static locations like checkpoints as way too heavy and bulky to wear on patrols etc.

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    Re: Unusual Body Armour-US Variable Type With Ceramic Plates.

    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:21 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSAQ3Sau ... ture=share

    Can be seen worn at the end of this great You Tube clip.

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