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    Post by Nkomo on Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:29 am

    Iraqi made vest that has soft armor sewn inside and all the pouches are sewn directly to the body of the vest. Also has outer pockets for hard plates.

    Vest is well used and has no makers tags anywhere that I can see.


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    Post by Bagman6 on Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:00 am

    Nice. Good pickup


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    Post by Cap Camouflage Pattern I on Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:16 am

    Interesting how it has 2 small buckles on each shoulder, I wonder inf the manufacturer had trouble sourcing large ones, or maybe the small ones are cheaper.
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    Post by Cap Camouflage Pattern I on Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:36 am

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    Post by taucco on Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:05 am

    great armor, looks cheaply made. Sad but GREAT reference photo, thanks.
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    Post by Nkomo on Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:34 pm

    Thanks for the comments and information, fellers. A BIG thank you to Cap for finding the reference photo.

    Here is a link to the article about the soldier in the photograph.

    http://viiphoto.com/articles/losing-leg/
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    Post by Cap Camouflage Pattern I on Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:04 pm

    I'm glad you like it, I missed the school bus while searching for a picture of the vest in use, lost track of time.

    I like looking for images because its like collecting but it doesn't cost money.
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    Post by Cap Camouflage Pattern I on Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:12 pm

    I don't know if you looked all the way through the photos in the article but are you sure all the pouches are sewn on?
    The side pouches can be removed on Hussein's vest, and I think I see a tiny bit of velcro under the pouches on your vest.
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    Post by Nkomo on Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:16 pm

     Just checked my vest and all the pouches are sewn directly to the body of the vest.  The velcro on the second picture you posted is where the vest fastens on the sides.  Literally, the side pouches are sewn directly above the flaps that keep the vest on the soldier.  What they have done in the second picture is folded the side flaps with pouches underneath the main body of the vest.  As to why they did that.....not a clue.

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    Flap fully open to show the velcro. This is the same on both sides.

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    Post by Nkomo on Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:21 pm

    Cap Camouflage Pattern I wrote:I'm glad you like it, I missed the school bus while searching for a picture of the vest in use, lost track of time.

    I like looking for images because its like collecting but it doesn't cost money.

     As a man with a degree in Elementary Education (K-6) and Special Education (Learning Behavior Disorder K-12), please don't be late for school because of the forum.  LOL!  However, I do appreciate your awesome help.  It is much appreciated.
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    Post by Cap Camouflage Pattern I on Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:46 pm

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    This one is close, but has some differences.
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    Post by Cap Camouflage Pattern I on Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:57 pm

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    Post by Cap Camouflage Pattern I on Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:33 pm

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    Iraqi soldiers from the 52nd Infantry Battalion conduct a foot patrol in Al Madinia, Iraq, March 27, 2010. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Adelita Mead, U.S. Army/Released)

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