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  • #46
    TBAS looks a nice, neat piece of kit. Some of the others from Apods pics look like something from 1980's Russian inventory.....more Robocop bulk than form fitting kit.
    Fate whispers to the warrior, "There is a storm coming"

    And the warrior whispers back "I am the storm".

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    • #47
      Hearing rumors they opted for a dark grey??? Please tell me there is no truth to this?
      Sir I cant find my peltors........Private they are on your face

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      • #48
        Single colour I think is what was recommended

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        • #49
          Yes I know that. But dark grey? Well look like a militia. Why not green?
          Sir I cant find my peltors........Private they are on your face

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          • #50
            Originally posted by spider pig View Post
            Yes I know that. But dark grey? Well look like a militia. Why not green?
            Maybe the government is planning on disbanding the professional military and moving to a militia model?
            What are you cackling at, fatty? Too much pie, that's your problem.

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            • #51
              Organised militia.... with gopros mounted on our helmets where nvg should be....

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              • #52
                Originally posted by spider pig View Post
                Hearing rumors they opted for a dark grey??? Please tell me there is no truth to this?
                Not necessarily a bad thing. The Swedes use a grey colour on their kit. I think the yanks refer to it as "Ranger Green".

                Originally posted by spider pig View Post
                Yes I know that. But dark grey? Well look like a militia. Why not green?
                Easier to keep clean.Hides stains better.

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                "Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm." ------- Field Marshall Wavell, April 1945.

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                • #53
                  USMC Rolling out their new Armour.
                  https://www.military.com/daily-news/...ody-armor.html
                  "Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm." ------- Field Marshall Wavell, April 1945.

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                  • #54
                    "The material of the PC Gen. III reduces water absorption, and designers shaved bulk from the vest by cutting out excess fabric from around the shoulders" = "25% weight savings".

                    "Military.com reached out to Systems Command for the average weight of the PC Gen. III compared to the current plate carrier but did not receive an immediate response."

                    Something tells me that they didn't reduce too much weight.

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                    • #55
                      From the horses mouth.So to speak.
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb-S3_Z3Vsw

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uvfz9me8VoY
                      "Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm." ------- Field Marshall Wavell, April 1945.

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                      • #56
                        Where's our selection process at??
                        Fate whispers to the warrior, "There is a storm coming"

                        And the warrior whispers back "I am the storm".

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by apod View Post
                          It's almost easier to assemble and disassemble an M4 than the plate carrier. A very involved process. Clearly Pool issue will not be a cause for concern in USMC. Impossible to see how this could be anything other than personal issue.

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by X-RayOne View Post
                            Where's our selection process at??
                            Awaiting HLPPG last I heard

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by Fantasia View Post
                              Awaiting HLPPG last I heard
                              I wonder how soon it will be before DoD decides to "pause" all the equipment upgrades promised under WP15 once the Covid outbreak is over in order to "Rationalise spending". I would say this project,the MRV and everything inbetween will be axed IOT foot the bill for the lockdown. Thank god we got Mowag DRWS through the gate before this happened.
                              "Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm." ------- Field Marshall Wavell, April 1945.

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by apod View Post
                                I wonder how soon it will be before DoD decides to "pause" all the equipment upgrades promised under WP15 once the Covid outbreak is over in order to "Rationalise spending". I would say this project,the MRV and everything inbetween will be axed IOT foot the bill for the lockdown. Thank god we got Mowag DRWS through the gate before this happened.
                                In fairness, all Government Departments could be the same (Global recession) but the other side of the coin is that there will be a willingness to invest our way out of this recession.

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