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    USMC M53 Armor Pants.

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    Post by Gulf91 Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:14 pm

    Not something you see every day and go well with my M55 Flak Vest Cool Cool


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    I gather these werent popular so are there any pics anywhere of these in use at all please?
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    Post by teysseire1972 Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:25 pm

    very interesting. first time I see it.
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    Post by Spañiard Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:24 pm

    I Sold a set 8 months ago, You know theres many Fakes going Around.
    There called Flak Diapers. However mine had the Size and date Stamped on the Tag.


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    Post by Gulf91 Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:30 pm

    Spañiard wrote:I Sold a set 8 months ago, You know theres many Fakes going Around.
    There called Flak Diapers. However mine had the Size and date Stamped on the Tag.


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    Fakes of these-are you serious Shocked Shocked Shocked
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    Post by Spañiard Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:17 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:
    Spañiard wrote:I Sold a set 8 months ago, You know theres many Fakes going Around.
    There called Flak Diapers. However mine had the Size and date Stamped on the Tag.


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    Fakes of these-are you serious Shocked Shocked Shocked

    Very Serious and mentioned on other War Site Forums.
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    Post by Gulf91 Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:38 am

    I find it quite bizarre that anyone would want to copy something like these Laughing

    Too late now i guess as i have already bought mine but do you have any links please to where these copys can be found?

    Thanks
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    Post by Spañiard Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:56 am

    Gulf91 wrote:I find it quite bizarre that anyone would want to copy something like these Laughing

    Too late now i guess as i have already bought mine but do you have any links please to where these copys can be found?

    Thanks

    Even US WWII, Canadian Ect Badges, Patches are Repo I see on a daily bases. USMC is repoed so much It's a crying Shame.
    The TAG must be very specific and especially the Material of the tag. What was posted as info from others, If I can remember
    correctly. After production stopped They had extra Tags not Stamped with size and date left over and some thing about the Stamper
    to print the Letter on the tag. The Stamp for the Size and date is stamped later with a different Stamp in which the Style of
    lertting is very specific, and the Zipper is different on them?

    The Marine Corps’ M1953 lower torso armour was standardized on 18th June 1953 after successful testing by the 1st Marine Division in Korea.1 It was designed to be worn with the USMC M1952 flak vest, or its M1955 successor, and was fabricated from ballistic nylon, weighed approximately 3lbs and featured a side zipper fastener. Commonly referred to as 'Flak Diapers', the shorts were rarely worn in the field in Vietnam, but Marine Corps air-crewmen would often sit on a pair to protect against ground fire.

    Source; Development of our body armor by Lynn Montross. (Marine Corps Gazette June 1955)


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    You also have The U.S. Navy’s BUAER (Bureau of Aeronautics) Flak Shorts were made from ballistic nylon and protected the groin and lower abdomen from low velocity fragments. They had a front zip closure protected by a snap fastener cover and featured an adjustable crotch strap. The BUAER shorts were worn with a matching vest by Navy and Marine Corps aircrews early in the Vietnam War.



    Look at this tag Nothing Like the ones I posted. These Diapers looks like the M53 and M57 but it is dated 1967.

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