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    British (German contract) Bristol body armor (refpics wanted)

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    Post by michelwijnand Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:16 pm

    So I found this old Bristol body armor last weekend, which is very similar to other armors I've seen in old GSG9 photos, but those don't have the "belt" around it,
    but when I pulled out the plates the labels were actually in German, so this type was probably used too.
    1 Plate is thicker than the other, and the thin one doesn't have the foam layer around it.

    If anyone has reference pics of that, please share, I'll post the ones I have of the other armor I mentioned below too.

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    Refpics of the other type:

    British (German contract) Bristol body armor (refpics wanted) 10467910
    British (German contract) Bristol body armor (refpics wanted) Al58h110
    British (German contract) Bristol body armor (refpics wanted) Cn-raf10
    British (German contract) Bristol body armor (refpics wanted) Gsg91910
    British (German contract) Bristol body armor (refpics wanted) Images10
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    Post by Krasny Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:22 pm

    I know this is an old post but I think it's worth digging out again. Recently I managed to get a Bristol vest thanks to a friend (if you are reading this, you probably know who you are - thanks!), albeit that being the 'standard' DPM variant rather than the GSG one.
    Very interesting vest, strange how hard you have to dig for reference considering it's been with the Bundeswehr for a solid while (1994-1999 with regular troops).

    If I find the time, I'll try to shoot some photos of mine. In the meantime, some notable examples.

    KFOR PHOTOS:
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    British (German contract) Bristol body armor (refpics wanted) Juni-110
    SFOR PHOTOS:
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    British (German contract) Bristol body armor (refpics wanted) Gettyi12
    British (German contract) Bristol body armor (refpics wanted) Imago010
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    Post by abefroman Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:10 am

    I think New Zealand troops were issued a similar vest in Bosnia.
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    Post by Bolty717 Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:28 am

    abefroman wrote:I think New Zealand troops were issued a similar vest in Bosnia.
    Our guys did have the Bristol branded DPM armour but it was way more complicated than the stuff pictured in the KFOR or SFOR. Lots of bit everywhere. Some of it was issued for the 1999 East Timor deployments as well. Weighed a ton.

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