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Identification. Body Armor, Fragmentation Protective; Vest with 3/4 collar, with internal stiffners.
b. Description. The vest provides all-around protection from shoulders to waist, against shell mortar, mine, booby
trap, and grenade fragments. The outer shell is made from 3-ounce nylon oxford cloth, olive green shade No.
106. The body consists of a ballistic filler encased in a waterproof casing of vinyl film and inserted into the outer
shell. Ballistic filler insert consists of a back, a right front, and a left front which fold over the shoulders to join
at the back yoke where they are also joined in the back yoke area by the back action center (five inch (12.7 cm)
wide elastic webbing). The back insert overlaps the yoke and is attached by two pieces of nylon cloth called
action back pieces. There are two bellows patch pockets and flaps on the outer shell, dosed by means of snap
fasteners; a slide fastener front closure with a snap fastening flap; open overlapping sides with elastic lacing.
The latest model vest has a hook-and-pile fastener tape front closure in lieu of the slide fastener and snap fasten-
ers. The patch pockets also have hook-and-pile fastener tape closures in lieu of snap fasteners.
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