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    MTP Diver Gear! Dry suit, hood, buoyancy control device (BCD waistcoat) and accessories

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    Post by sobota Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:01 pm

    today i had the fortune of attending the British Military Tournament in London, a grand display of the British Armed Forces showcasing the best of the ceremonial and combat units from all three services, prior to the grand event there were numerous unit displays and i stumbled across the Royal Engineers stand, there i had what could only be described as (brace yourselves).... a kitgasm. The divers had all their kit out and i immediately noticed these....

    MTP Drysuit:

    MTP Diver Gear! Dry suit, hood, buoyancy control device (BCD waistcoat) and accessories Img_0810
    MTP Diver Gear! Dry suit, hood, buoyancy control device (BCD waistcoat) and accessories Img_0811

    unfortunately i couldnt get many pictures as there were so many people touching it and moving it about etc, but from what i could gather its made from a thickish material, similar to goretex but had a different feel, and there was a large velcro flap closure pocket to the from on the waist, and two large zip closure pockets on the upper thighs. a very heavy duty zip does up across the mid torso so heaven knows how you actually get the thing on. in th top image you can see there are reinforced non-slip rubber knee pads and a large velcro patch on the chest, usage unknown.


    MTP Hood:

    MTP Diver Gear! Dry suit, hood, buoyancy control device (BCD waistcoat) and accessories Img_0812

    you may have spotted it already but this is the thermal hood that accompanies the drysuit, not much to say, just made of th normal wetsuit type material.


    this is what really turned me on, an MTP 'BCD' - i have dived once before so can give a little bit of basic intel on this, basically its a waistcoat to hold your tanks as well as being a buoyancy aid that you can fill with and empty of air to obviously take you up and down, it has built in removable weights that slot in around the waist and a large comfort pad on the back as well as plenty of adjustment straps and d-rings etc;

    MTP Diver Gear! Dry suit, hood, buoyancy control device (BCD waistcoat) and accessories Img_0813
    MTP Diver Gear! Dry suit, hood, buoyancy control device (BCD waistcoat) and accessories Img_0814

    in this shot you can see how the normally black tubes get a nice mtp cover...
    MTP Diver Gear! Dry suit, hood, buoyancy control device (BCD waistcoat) and accessories Img_0815

    ...as do the tanks on the back, pretty cool if i say so myself!
    MTP Diver Gear! Dry suit, hood, buoyancy control device (BCD waistcoat) and accessories Img_0816
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    Post by filupe Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:40 pm

    Very cool! You should have made some sort of distraction then made off with them ... Wink
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    Post by sobota Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:41 pm

    oh how i wanted to!! but security was tight in there Wink
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    Post by Easy Gee Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:16 pm

    Excellent shots,I am amazed of the amount of kit that has been MTP'd !!!!

    "Kitgasm",now that I like, good one Mate Laughing Laughing
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    Post by Boottroop Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:00 pm

    Just found this picture on the web
    MTP Diver Gear! Dry suit, hood, buoyancy control device (BCD waistcoat) and accessories Mtp-di10
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    Post by sobota Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:51 pm

    Yeah i saw that a few months back, posted it on here as well infact, and also some of you may have seen the parody of that annoying song 'Gangnam Style' by 21 Engineer Regiment, there are several ocassions in which you see the Engineer Divers in their training pool all MTP'd up, heres a link i quickly found on my smartphone incase you havent seen...

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/mobileweb/2012/12/19/british-troops-21-engineer-regiment-camp-bastion-afghan-style-gangnam-style-parody_n_2328406.html
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    Post by saltefanden Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:41 am

    Fantastic gear, I've seen many a camouflaged diving suit, these are simply outstanding!

    Oh, and thank you for the 'Afghan style' link; it made my January!

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