Vietnam USMC Flak Jacket
Posted 12 August 2011 - 08:59 PM
Posted 12 August 2011 - 09:04 PM
thats a 2nd pattern M55 vest
it has DORON plates [not steel] Doron Plate is a strong fiberglass-based laminate
The doron plate could not stop direct fire from bullets but was effective at stopping relatively slow moving flak and shrapnel. The plates were named after General G.F. Doriot who was chief of the Research and Development Branch, Office of The Quartermaster General of the Army during World War II. The doron plates were used in the Korean War in the M-1951 and T-52-2 vests and the Vietnam War in the M-1955 and M69 vests. Stronger and lighter materials such as Kevlar-based body armor eventually superseded the doron plate.
Edited by BOLO, 12 August 2011 - 09:13 PM.
Posted 13 August 2011 - 05:52 AM
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