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Hi Guys,

I got this flak vest from a vet and he told me it was issued for Arvin. The vest appears unissued.

Any more details, on rarity or avaliablity on todays market would be appreciated.

 

Thanks in Advance.

 

-wagner-

 

 

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Hi Wagner,

I have heard of these being made for ARVN but have never saw one . The parenthesis (RVNAF) would be Republic of Vietnam Air Force and it is 1970 dated. The DSA number looks right but I myself don't know if they made these . If it is real, I would put it in the somewhat rare category as I have not seen one. It looks good to me as far as the way it is made, Either way it is super cool !!!

Regards, Mitch

Geez Bob you beat me . Glad to here it is real.

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Development of these small size ARVN vests is described in this book, which I'd recommend. It's a British publication but I'm sure Amazon US would have it.

 

 

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I will echo the sentiments of the others who have commented here, these are a rather tough piece of gear to find. I've only seen a handful of these in all my years of collecting. Great find.

Always looking for US and foreign militaria from the Central American wars circa 1970-1990

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Similar vest in action.

 

ARVN 25th ID in Cambodia.

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Gil Burket
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Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

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Gil, this photo is great but it is not the same vest, since it has snap closures whereas wagner's vest has velcro closure.

 

Similar. Key word is "similar". But yes, the closures are different.

 

The point was to show an ARVN soldier wearing such a vest.

Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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