15-2. COMMODITY SPECIFICATIONSContinued
b. Components Continued.
Fastener Tapes, Hook and Pile, Synthetic
Cloth, Plain Weave, Nylon: Water Repellent,
Cloth, Wind Resistant Sateen, Cotton and Nylon
Cloth, Duck, Nylon, 9 Ounce
Cloth, Ballistic, Nylon, Lightweight, Water Repellent
Cloth, Ballistic, Aramid
Stitches, Seams and Stitchings
FED STD 751
15-3. IDENTIFICATION AND DESCRIPTION
a. Identification. Body Armor, Fragmentation Protective Vest, Ground Troops, with an aramid ballistic filler
enclosed in a nylon ballistic cloth.
b. Description. The vest covers the upper torso and consists of a ballistic filler of 14 oz/yd2 (475 g/m2) water
repellent treated Kevlar fabric. The inner and outer shell, shoulder pads and front closure flap of the vest is
water repellent treated 8 oz/yd2 (271 g/m2) ballistic nylon cloth. The layer which makes up the inner shell
of the vest is olive green and the layer which is the outer cover of the vest is camouflage printed. The
Kevlar ballistic filler in the back is made in four sections. The three upper sections slide over each other
and over the lower back section to allow for any changes in body dimensions associated with various
movements. The front closure is hook and pile fastener tape. The side overlaps are made flexible through
the use of sewn-in 1 1/2 inch (3.81 cm) wide elastic webbing. The vest also has a 3/4 collar, articulating
shoulder pads, two front pockets, two grenade hangers, and rifle butt, patches at the front shoulder area.