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    Smock hood is button on.Pictures of same in the Soldier 2017 thread.
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    "Let us be clear about three facts:First of all.All battles and all wars are won in the end by the Infantryman.Secondly the Infantryman bears the brunt of the fighting,his casualties are heavier and he suffers greater extremes of fatigue and discomfort than the other arms.Thirdly,the art of the Infantryman is less stereotyped and harder to acquire than that of any other arm".
    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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    Bit of a question, I'll understand if no one wants to answer. Are the helmets being replaced too...it's just a photo has popped up with lads wearing distinctly not reg helmets...

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    What picture?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spider pig View Post
    What picture?


    Might be 2 lads from the wing...but jut seemed odd.

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    Normally when lads from the Wing go on "green Army" courses they are expected to wear the same kit as the rest of us mere mortals.The Gucci kit gets left in the unit until the course is over.

    AFAIK the Infantry Platoon Sgts course are trialing some new kit.And yeah.The GSBA report recommended a helmet upgrade.(Four point harness,upgraded ballistic protection,integrated NVG mount etc)
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    "Let us be clear about three facts:First of all.All battles and all wars are won in the end by the Infantryman.Secondly the Infantryman bears the brunt of the fighting,his casualties are heavier and he suffers greater extremes of fatigue and discomfort than the other arms.Thirdly,the art of the Infantryman is less stereotyped and harder to acquire than that of any other arm".
    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocinante View Post


    Might be 2 lads from the wing...but jut seemed odd.
    They are and no Body Armour is being trialled on the IPSC.

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    New body armour being trialled in Mali.
    https://www.facebook.com/eutmmali/vi...5482006797872/
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    "Let us be clear about three facts:First of all.All battles and all wars are won in the end by the Infantryman.Secondly the Infantryman bears the brunt of the fighting,his casualties are heavier and he suffers greater extremes of fatigue and discomfort than the other arms.Thirdly,the art of the Infantryman is less stereotyped and harder to acquire than that of any other arm".
    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    New body armour being trialled in Mali.
    https://www.facebook.com/eutmmali/vi...5482006797872/
    Any idea what it is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    Any idea what it is?
    No idea, but I'd hoped they would opt for something more neutral colour wise, seems like a very dark, rich green

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    Looks like some kind of an Eagle Industries vest. Quick release cable on shoulder with concealed pull tab just under neck.
    Adjustable shoulders.
    Three rows of PALS/MOLLE on the cummerbund.

    Looks solid enough. Bearing in mind that this is probably one of a few they are considering. One issue that needs answering.

    Whats it like when worn with a Patrol Pack or the current Bergen?
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    "Let us be clear about three facts:First of all.All battles and all wars are won in the end by the Infantryman.Secondly the Infantryman bears the brunt of the fighting,his casualties are heavier and he suffers greater extremes of fatigue and discomfort than the other arms.Thirdly,the art of the Infantryman is less stereotyped and harder to acquire than that of any other arm".
    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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