British Desert Osprey Vest
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British Desert Osprey Vest

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Size: 190/108
Condition: Excellent
Product Code: BR000044
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British Desert Osprey Vest

Mk3 Modified Osprey body armour, the last version issued prior to the switch over to the current MTP Mk4 version in service now. 

The governemnt's urgent need for an 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 21"
Collar to Crotch 17"

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