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#1 P-E

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 01:39 AM

Hello everybody,

Here's one rare protection of ths USMC I found for my collection some months ago, it's called "Quadgard IV" and it serves to protect USMC turret gunners ;

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(AN-PVS 14 is a dummy/fake)

Here's the different parts :

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This phase IV quadgard was produced in 4500 sets and sent in Iraq for usmc turret gunner. My set was some used, but was saved from the dustbin....So I'm happy to have the chance to preservate one for my collection !

Edited by P-E, 14 August 2010 - 02:02 AM.


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Posted 14 August 2010 - 01:53 AM

The OSU team (Donna Branson is leader of team) that created the Quadgard :

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Here's pictures of experimentation's tests at Aberdeen ground facility :

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Experimentation's tests at Twentyne Palms ;

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 01:56 AM

And here's some pictures of use in combat zone :

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 01:44 PM

Wow!! How do you get something like that home!!
Looks so similar to that early trench armor from WW1!!

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 02:59 AM

Here's what the seller told me about the arm protectors ;

"These arm protectors came to me by way of a friend that is in the Navy's Riverine unit. He shared living space with many Marines in Iraq on deployment in 2008-2009, and these were dumped and left behind by Marines leaving his FOB. He thought they were neat, so he shipped them home". He also told me marines called it "Robocop Armor".

And I found the trousers to another seller, but don't know their history....

I don't think this sort of protection is still in use. 4500 of them were manufactured and the full production was sent in Iraq since 2005. They were developped to be compatible with old style OTV, but do not think they are with MTV or SPC. But well, maybe I've wrong.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:09 AM

Smll update of my mannequin...Now miss me a replica of the M16 and some coyote brown pouches and it'll be full complete ! After this one, I'll end my T-pattern mannequin (but it'll take more time because it miss me a smaller mannequin, some pouches, one belt and black boots, and maybe also a gun replica).

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:28 AM

Outstanding item ... great :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 12:57 PM

That's amazing, thanks for posting! I'll bet the Marines looked forward to wearing that in the heat (not that the added protection would have been welcome).

It really is reminiscent of ancient armor.


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