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    Iraqi "Terp" Body Armor

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    Post by nkomo Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:24 am

    Here is an interesting piece. This is some body armor that belonged to an Iraqi "Terp" (Interpreter).

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    This piece of Iraqi body armor was made by Point Blank Body Armor.

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    Post by nkomo Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:25 am

    Name on the inside written in English. I think it says "Titan Amir". These names are also written on the outside of the vest.

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    Back of vest. Inside the armor plate pocket were two tags that say: RTN to 12".

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    Post by CollectinSteve Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:27 am

    Sweet! Can't say that I've seen this particular type in 6 color desert before. I'm guessing "Titan" was the Interpreter's nickname?

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    Post by nkomo Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:41 am

    Titan is what I'd assume as well. I've heard some really funny names that the US soldiers have given their "terps". Stuff like Taco, Rambo, George, etc.


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    Post by CollectinSteve Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:56 am

    Considering this is a Size 46 vest, I'm guessing the term "Titan" was ironical Very Happy

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    Post by nkomo Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:04 am

    Could be the reason he was given that name.


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    Post by nkomo Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:04 am

    Here is a picture of the armor in use.

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    Post by mrf2 Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:22 pm

    That type of vest was issued to the Iraqi Army and was standard issue during the time I was there. Our 'terps wore standard Interceptor body armor but I wouldn't be suprised if one of these vests was issued to a terp. One insight, "Titan" was a contractor company that provided interpreters to US forces, they could be problematic to deal with in my experance. See link: http://www.utsandiego.com/uniontrib/20050720/news_1b20titan.html
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    Post by nkomo Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:50 pm

    Thanks for the great information and link, mrf2!


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