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Eagle Industries Light Weight Rhodesian Vest.

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Older Blackhawk Commando chest rig in woodland camo. As if I needed another one of these!

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UCP-Delta Tactical Assault Panel in used condition.

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Tactical Assault Systems plate carrier with pouches.

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Paraclete hard plate carrier wirh blood type written on the shoulder area. This is an earlier model because it doesn't have side pockets for plates.

 

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I found this particular vest exactly as you see it at a large military base a few years ago. What had always troubled me about this vest was that the sides of the assault panel were always flapping. There was no way to keep the panel flush with the vest and that would cause a major problem in combat.

On one side of the vest, there appeared to be a weapon lanyard of some sort or at least that is what I thought until tonight. As I was changing out one of my displays, I decided to put the PBPV II with the LBT Assault Panel onto my mannequin. As usual, when the vest was put onto the mannequin, the sides were flapping. Then I wondered, what would happen if I were to put that lanyard around the back of the vest. To my surprise, the lanyard was long enough to reach the snap on the other side of the vest and when snapped into place, I realized the piece of fabric was not a weapons lanyard. The piece of fabric was used to make the assault panel flush with the vest.

So, the LBT Assault Panel was not designed for the PBPV II, but some AFSOC Airman designed a field expedient fabric tie down and made it work.

 

*I had originally posted pictures of this vest in posts 251 to 254. Note the laynard on the bottom left of the picture.

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The assault panel without the fabric tie down.

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The assault panel with the tie down snapped into place.

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The fabric tie down around the back of the PBPV II.

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I thought people may want to see a picture of me so they could put a face with a name. ;)

 

 

 

 

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Eagle tactical vest (Utility/EOD) commonly used by the Special Forces community in the 90s time period.

 

On the back is the ever elusive early AWS modular Special Forces medic pack. Buckles are ITW-Nexus with a 93 date.

 

Both were a Father's Day gift from my wife. :)

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Close up of the AWS medic pack. The pouches on the inside are attached by a velcro strip and can be removed or added depending on mission specifics.

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Thank you very much, Martin. It is one of the rarest pieces in my collection.

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Royal Robbins black tactical vest. Hand drawn map was found in the pocket.

 

These type vest were used for PSD work by DEVGRU, Delta, CIA SAD, and other SF types.

 

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I believe you are correct, Martin. Very practical vest with tons of pockets.

 

Thanks for the comment, my friend.

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A painted grouping from a Ranger Captain. The rig is an early Tactical Tailor black MAV that has been spray painted tan and brown. Holster is a painted Safariland for a Glock 23 (Yes.....Rangers did use these). The other items are communications equipment that have been spray painted as well.

 

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This a T.G. Faust body armor that was used by 1st SFOD-D (Delta) in the early 90s.

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