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    Post by sobota Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:18 pm

    picked this up for what i see a bargain! dead happy with it despite the unfortunate slashing by the MoD, nevertheless im over the moon!

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    note how the sides are held together like the Osprey Load Bearing Vest
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    Waist strap and lumbar padding pouch like the old issue dpm assault vest. Unfortunately the label is unreadable
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    the rear panel extends at the waist on the inside of the vest for the attachment of....
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    These! pouches for a small ballistic plate to give extra side protection
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    fortunately the label on these is legible

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    in place
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    the sides of the front panels can be disconnected and are done up via trusty old Velcro

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    Post by CollectinSteve Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:47 am

    Damned rare! Before I clicked on this I wondered if you might have got lucky enough to get a non-slashed example. So far I've not seen one, and in fact yours looks better than some of the others I've seen. With a few things strapped in you can hardly tell it was slashed up.

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    Post by sobota Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:12 pm

    Thanks Steve, the slashes have been somewhat repaired by the previous owner but in some places i might need to get my needle and thread out, when i saw this piece i didnt know the extent of the slashes but like you say most can be covered up with a few pouches and none of them seem to affect the integrity of the item, its officially one of my top prized pieces.
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    Post by CollectinSteve Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:29 pm

    I saw a couple of the desert tone ones for sale. They weren't slashed as much as chopped IIRC. So I think you got off kinda lightly Wink

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    Post by sobota Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:50 am

    i didnt even know these prototypes existed until saw this on and did some research, id love to get a desert one too but like you say, most i imagine are either destroyed or slashed to within an inch of their lives Sad
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    Post by Mercenary25 Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:35 pm

    Why slashed?


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    Post by gd1893 Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:13 pm

    I've got the desert one, not too slashed (at least for the putside),
    but without the side plate.

    I'm still investigating about it's (and other trial body armour's) story.
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    Post by sobota Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:19 pm

    very nice gd1893! your collection amazes me it really does!
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    Post by gd1893 Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:40 am

    And the most exciting things is it was using the trial DDPM. Wink
    I believe there must be a original DPM version, and probably a Hybrid DPM one.


    sobota wrote:very nice gd1893! your collection amazes me it really does!
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    Post by SAL Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:11 am

    Is there any possibility to put hard armour plates in? Except for the side pouches.
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    Post by sobota Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:40 pm

    SAL wrote:Is there any possibility to put hard armour plates in? Except for the side pouches.

    yes there is, in the front there are two dump pouches with a piece of mesh material separating the pocket area and where the armour goes (it looks smaller in the photo, actul size is the whole of the front panel):

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    and much like the osprey MK4 the base of the back panel can be opened up to allow access:

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