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    Iraqi TetraNike Body Armor - Desert Storm time period

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    Post by nkomo Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:02 pm

    I have been moving my collection and photographing portions of it for the forums.

    This is the rare Tetranike Armour Systems made body armor for the Iraqi military. Never seen another with the Arabic tags on the inside. This one is a size Large and I bought this back in 1994.

    From what I understand, body armor was on a VERY limited issue basis with the Iraqis and would have been used by specialized units. I have tried and tried to find information on this armour, but have come up empty handed. No information that I can find and I have only seen one other of these vests for sale and it was labeled Iraqi as well.

    *Not for sale or trade*


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    Post by nkomo Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:43 pm

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    I am wondering if the 1984/85 numbers may be a contract or production date. Any thoughts?


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    Post by msgt norway Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:42 pm

    i had one nearly like that a few years ago.
    it didnt have the rifle shoulder paddings,my vest was other than that the same
    as yours but in norwegian writing.

    my vest was used by the norwegian military police and anti terror police
    here in norway,sorry to say that i dont have any pictures of it Sad

    cheers ken
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    Post by nkomo Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:31 pm

    Thanks for the reply, Ken. Seems Tetranike exported a lot of these vests.


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    Post by Jugosloven Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:11 pm

    Absolutely beautiful. One of the neatest things Ive seen from Iraqi Military Collections. Thank you for sharing this rare item with us Smile.


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    Post by sh4pak Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:30 pm

    That *is* really nice.
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    Post by nkomo Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:18 pm

    Thanks, fellers! Very Happy


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