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#1 TheFortunateSon

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Posted 07 May 2016 - 04:05 PM

I am looking for picture evidence of soldiers wearing a 3/4 collar flak jacket or m69 flak jacket with compass pouches or any other alice clip-using field gear on them without using suspenders. There is a part on the vest above the pockets where you can slide alice clips into and I have not been able to find any pictures of soldiers using this. If you have any photographic proof of this being any practice, please let me know. Thanks!

#2 The_Brick

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Posted 07 May 2016 - 04:50 PM

Those loops were normally designed for grenades, but I can see the connection to the mounting of pouches to those loops.. I haven't seen any pictures of troops mounting ammo pouches or compass pouches to those loops. Might I ask what type of set up you are going for?

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#3 TheFortunateSon

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Posted 07 May 2016 - 06:20 PM

I'm just going for a mid to late war army setup, and since my vest is a size too big for me I've been trying to find ways to wear it comfortably, and this was a good way to do it without scrunching the vest with suspenders. Thanks for the help, I would not have guessed they were for grenades.

#4 The_Brick

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 01:47 AM

If you're shooting for an infantry impression I would highly recommend just ditching the vest. They rarely wore them considering the heavy rucks they had to hump, and the vests just help create a sauna. If you are shooting for a soldier on guard duty, an MP, vehicle crew member, artilleryman or mortar man, or door gunner impression you could justify wearing the flak vest. 

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#5 TheFortunateSon

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 08:14 AM

Ok, thanks! I kinda like the look of the vest, but I could definitely see problems with humping a rucksack. Hopefully some day I can afford a rucksack...

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 08:20 AM

Check out the photos here: site:usmilitariaforum.com vietnam flak vest



#7 Cap Camouflage Pattern I

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 10:19 PM

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#8 Cap Camouflage Pattern I

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 06:14 PM

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