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U.S. Army soldier wearing a flak jacket, during the Vietnam War. A flak jacket or flak vest is a form of body armor designed to provide protection from case fragments ("frag") from high explosive weaponry, such as anti-aircraft artillery ("flak"), grenades, some round shot used in shotguns and land mines and other lower-velocity projectiles.

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The new body armor, the Modular Scalable Vest (MSV), weighs around 11 pounds without ballistic plates, and 25 pounds when fitted with front and side armor plates. Overall, it is lighter by five pounds than the Improved Outer Tactical Vest which is currently in use in the Army. 1st Lt. Dawn Ward, a platoon leader with 663rd Ordnance Company and ...

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The Army's first laminated nylon body armor, developed in 1948 by the Quartermaster Corps, was a fully laminated two-piece vest (front armor and back armor) with a groin apron. It was similar to the World War II vest-and-apron armor of the Air Force.

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not been provided body armor, as it limited the pay-load of the underpowered early helicopters. More pow - erful troop-carrying helicopters in Vietnam attracted more ground fire. At first, World War II and Korean War-era body armor was issued but, in 1963, the …

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In the post-Vietnam era, morale in the US Army waned. In response, from 1973 through 1979 HQDA permitted local commanders to encourage morale-enhancing uniform distinctions. Consequently, many units embraced various colored berets, for example Armor …

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Coupled with the T65-1 cloth back vest, this Aircrew Body Armor set became the infamous "chicken plate" that would serve Army aviators for the next 30 years. Infantry Armor in the Field The first use of efficient body armor by US infantrymen was the USMC-M1951 vest.

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The "Improved Conventional Munitions" (ICM) Vest was issued in 1975, the first one of the new composite material (Kevlar) vest adoped by the U.S. military. However, even though it was a big improvement over the Vietnam Era M-1969 Fragmentation Protective Body Armor it did not become widespread in the U.S. services.

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The Armor, Vest, M-1952 was an all nylon vest that weighed 8.5 pounds. M-1952A vests began reaching U.S. Army troops in Korea in late 1952, and remained in service through the Vietnam War. During the Vietnam War, the M-1952 was still widely issued, along with …

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