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#1 Patriot

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 03:33 PM

Greetings everyone,

I just picked up a double plated aircrew body armor, from I THINK the Vietnam War period. Can someone help me determine the date by the following information - Also, if someone can explain what the DLA, FSN, and NSN numbers are, that would be great!!

NSN-8470-00935-3194

DLA1009100393

FSN 8470-00-935-3194

SIZE LONG (Which I think is great!)

Thanks in advance. Once I have some daylight, I will post the vest.

Patriot

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 04:08 PM

Greetings everyone,

I just picked up a double plated aircrew body armor, from I THINK the Vietnam War period. Can someone help me determine the date by the following information - Also, if someone can explain what the DLA, FSN, and NSN numbers are, that would be great!!

NSN-8470-00935-3194

DLA1009100393

FSN 8470-00-935-3194

SIZE LONG (Which I think is great!)

Thanks in advance. Once I have some daylight, I will post the vest.

Patriot



That vest is from 1991. During the Vietnam war contract numbers started with DSA, then in about 1976 that started using DLA. The two digits after DLA100 are for the year, in this case 91. Those other numbers are stock numbers and they are the specific ID for an item, in this case "Body Armor, Small Arms Protective MIL-B-44314" also known as "BODY ARMOR, SMALL ARMS, AIRCREWMAN". This stock numbers indicates size LONG. Sizes SHORT and REGULAR each have different Federal Stock Numbers.


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