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#1 MEversbergII

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 07:59 PM

Hello,

 

I did some research on PASGT a few years ago but there is one thing I did not seem to find:  Official designation. 

 

That is to say, the M#, like we see with every other piece of military equipment I can think of, such as M9 bayonets, M16 rifles, M4 carbines, M18 smoke grenades, etc.

 

I find a few references to the helmet being "M88" or sometimes with the outdated "M-88" format.  Nothing at all for the vest, though.

 

Slang terms and "PASGT" aside, what were the "M" designations (model designations?) for these two bits of kit?

 

Thanks!



#2 RedLegGI

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 09:14 PM

I believe it is properly:

 

Helmet, Ground Troops' - Parachutists'

 

 

Not sexy or cool like the M nomenclatures :(



#3 Cap Camouflage Pattern I

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 10:34 PM

I believe, if it actually applies to anything more than airsoft gear,  M88 is the Chinese designation for their PASGT clone.

 

I agree with RedLegGI, the helmet is "Helmet, Ground Troops-Parachutists" and the vest is "Body Armor, Fragmentation Protective Vest, Ground Troops."




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