British Desert Osprey Vest
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British Desert Osprey Vest

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Size: 190/108
Condition: Excellent
Product Code: BR000043
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British Desert Osprey Vest

This is an example of a Mk3 Modified Osprey body armour cover, the last version issued prior to the switch over to the current MTP Mk4 version in service now. Please note this vest contains NO armour or ballistic fillers or plates, it is simply the nylon CORDURA® vest.

The government's urgent need for a improved armour to reduce UK casualties in Iraq and Afgahanistan brought about the introduction of the Osprey armour around 2005.The Osprey consists of a front and rear panel, joined at the shoulder and waist by velcro, with additional security straps and snap fastners at the shoulder, to prevent the velcro coming unfastened. There are two large zipped pockets to accomadate the 'SAPI' - Small Arms Protective Insert, also known as 'Trauma Plate' in the front and rear.The Osprey vest underwent a number of modifications, this being the Mk3 variant.

Features :-

  • Reinforced black vinyl shoulder panel for increased grip when shouldering a rifle.
  • Large plate pockets front and rear accessed from the base rather than top, helping to hold it securely in event of exposure to blast.
  • Small pockets at the sides to hold small armour plates to enable increased protection to be added if desired.
  • Fastex® buckles hold the sides tight and secure, close to the body to reduce movement.
  • Front rank slide.
  • Fastex® buckles on lower front edge to attach drop-leg panel, or respirator bag.
  • Fastex® clips at top and bottom of vest rear to mount a CamelBak or similar hydration system.
Armour
Armpit to Armpit 22"
Collar to Crotch 20.5"

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