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    Black Body Armor Early OEF (19th SFG?)

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    Post by Automatic Mon Jan 29, 2024 7:26 pm

    Found a few pics around the web of a black body armor used in early OEF that I've been unable to identify. There may be a possible 19th SFG connection, given that all the pics seem to feature soldiers from that group. Can anyone ID it?

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    Post by Automatic Tue Jan 30, 2024 12:31 am

    Found some similar armor for sale on the 'bay. Appears to be from the company American Body Armor, Xtreme Body Armor (possibly a subsidiary or product line of ABA), and/or Survival Armor (not sure on relationship to previously-mentioned companies). All three of these appear to have been used with American Body Armor XHP-IIIA.0 ballistic inserts.

    Also noticed an old post from Nkomo featuring a vest of this type from ABA: https://oefoif.forumotion.net/t6998-rigger-modified-vest-with-aba-body-armor

    Anyone have insight into the specific company and/or vest model number that would have been used at the time of those photos (~2002)? Any other historical information, photos (being used in period or in your collection), etc.?
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    Post by Automatic Thu Feb 01, 2024 12:11 pm

    For anyone interested, it seems to be the ABA OC3. I now believe that the ballistic inserts I mentioned above are not the correct inserts for this model.

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