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Desert Storm Captured Iraqi Body Armor


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This is something you don't see everyday. This is some Iraqi used body armor that was bought from a British firm and used by the Iraqi Armed Forces on a VERY limited basis through the mid 80s up until 91 (Desert Storm).

 

Very little is known about these vests, but general consensus is that these were used by the Republican Guard and other highly specialized, elite Iraqi units.

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

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I have two sets of the Tetranike body armor used by the Iraqis during the Desert Storm era. The one I posted above is used and is missing the plastic shoulder pieces and the ballistic collar.

 

This is my unissued set to show what pieces are missing on the used one.

 

I also added a picture of the Tetranike manufacturer's logo.

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

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Nice stuff !

 

I worked for high mark making armor got these clowns in the 1980s and the vests looked almost like this ..,,

Only we had 3 cell ak pouches and grenade holders all over them.

Made in dp tropical and dp 1st pat desert.

 

Find one of those Arch and you could own me !!!

 

Owen


 

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Nice stuff !

 

I worked for high mark making armor got these clowns in the 1980s and the vests looked almost like this ..,,

Only we had 3 cell ak pouches and grenade holders all over them.

Made in dp tropical and dp 1st pat desert.

 

Find one of those Arch and you could own me !!!

 

Owen

Thanks for comment, O. I would love to see one of the vests you described.

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

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