Post-Invasion Tan Iraqi Body Armor Vest with MOLLE

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    Post by Cap Camouflage Pattern I on Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:22 pm

    Really happy to get this one:

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    Front

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    Back

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    Front

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    There is Arabic writing in 4 places inside the vest, if anybody could translate this that would be awesome!

    Both the soft and hard armor are missing from this vest but it's not a deal breaker.

    The ends of the back panel fold in and velcro together like some sort of cummerbund or something? Its been cut on both ends.

    Both labels have been removed, all 3 of my Iraqi vest are like that, anybody have a guess as to why?

    There are white tags that read "NO BALLISTIC PROTECTION BEYOND THIS POINT" with arrows pointing, they have been placed in 6 places. Hilariously the bottom ones are turned around to the writing is upright but that means the arrows are pointing up. (The vest predicted the loss of the armor before it got to me! Wink )

    A neck protector exists, but I don't have one to take pictures of:
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    Instructors with the 2nd Brigade, 7th Iraqi Army Division, Military Transition Team (MiTT 2-7), instruct Iraqi army soldiers in the School of Infantry on correct shooting positions during a dry fire exercise on Camp Yasser, Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, March 15. (U.S. Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Sheila M. Brooks)

    The shape of the hard armor plates:

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    Instructors with the 2nd Brigade, 7th Iraqi Army Division, Military Transition Team (MiTT 2-7), instruct Iraqi army soldiers in the School of Infantry on correct shooting positions during a dry fire exercise on Camp Yasser, Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, March 15. (U.S. Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Sheila M. Brooks)

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    Mar 28, 2007 - Shakarah, Diyala, IRAQ - An Iraqi Army soldier and a U.S. soldier scan the perimeter while searching for a suicide car bomber in Shakarah, Iraq, Wednesday, March 28, 2007. Americans and Iraqis are now working together on every patrol in the area. (Credit Image: ©️ Nicole Fruge/San Ant

    Pictures of it in use:
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    Instructors with the 2nd Brigade, 7th Iraqi Army Division, Military Transition Team (MiTT 2-7), instruct Iraqi army soldiers in the School of Infantry on correct shooting positions during a dry fire exercise on Camp Yasser, Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, March 15. (U.S. Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Sheila M. Brooks)

    (There are literally over 50 images from the School of Infantry but I take it Mercenary25 doesn't want to see all of them Smile )

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    U. S. Army Soldiers of Bravo Battery, 215 Field Artillery, 2nd Brigade, Fort Drum, N. Y. and Iraqi army forces search a suspected anti-coalition individual's home near Forward Operating Base Mahmudiyah located in the southern sector of the city of Baghdad June 1, 2007.

    2008 - the latest I have found it used so far:
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    An Iraqi army soldier poses for a picture with his weapon during a mission in Mahmudiyah, Iraq, March 30, 2008. Spc. Richard Del Vecchio Released

    2006- the earliest I have found it used so far:
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    An Iraqi soldier holds a weapon at a checkpoint along a road in Baghdad March 5, 2006. The U.S. military denied British newspaper reports on Sunday that it planned to pull out of Iraq early next year, saying the stories, sourced to senior British defence officials, were "completely false". REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen

    most photos I have found of it are from 2007.


    I've got a bunch more pics but I don't need to post them all.

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    Post by Cap Camouflage Pattern I on Tue May 30, 2017 12:21 am

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    Iraqi soldiers assigned to the 7th Iraqi Army Division (7th IAD) march to training sights at Camp Al Asad, Iraq, January 3, 2011
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    Post by Cap Camouflage Pattern I on Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:57 pm

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    News reporter in the last few days, I'm unable to find the original video so I don't know the exact date, but it's after the Iraqi military captured the Al Nuri Mosque in Mosul.
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    Post by Squeaker on Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:56 pm

    I like it!

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