Helmet : ACH / MICH / WARRIOR

17 10 2010

Known with a lot of names, the US ARMY’s helmet is used all arount the world by occidental armies, different names too, but same line. During the second gulf war we have seen on field a mix in same unit with PAGST and MICH helmet, proved of the future replacement. The USMC has a more protective and lighter version of the old PAGST, (the LWH).

Differents names  as usual for differents brand (MSA = ACH, Gentex = MICH, SDS = Warrior), a new profile with a chin strap fixed on 4 points. Inside no leather head band, a combination of foam pad to a best comfort which adopt all the head outline.

Front of the helmet, you could fix some gears for night vision devices (rhino plate, willcox or norotos 1/3 points).

And to finish like a cake you cover the parcel with a beautiful cover (in acu partern!)

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Boots : Danner Combat Hiker Boots

3 10 2010

With the new uniform (Multicam) new accessories has been improved, but we’ve seen on field this boots before. Personal buy by soldier at the beginning, the Danner Combat Hiker boots has been adopted by the DOD.

Reasons are the same with all new equipments, comfort and weight, Danner is ever an army boots manufacter, but this model has been created for civilian who like hiking walk. And in Afghanistan, patrols in the mountain are the same characteristic of a hiking walk. So these boots are lighter that other combat boots, a better comfort like civil shoes, a vibram sole and the goretex technology.





Body Armor : IOTV (Improved Outer Tactical Vest)

3 10 2010

New generation of body armor (but ever replaced by the KDH spc) IOTV has equipped soldiers to erase otv’s problems.

Best comfort, more protection, lighter, and a innovation, a quick release system  (seen on ciras) you pull a strap, hide on you chin level, and the body armor fall on the ground. As the ciras, IOTV has been built on same system, not like a vest but like to panel link on the shoulder. Front and back panels protect the body and the cummerband which contain soft inserts and SAPI insure the side protection.  Before closed the cummerband, you need to scratch the internal velcro belt (“paste” the back panel on your back) then place the front panel front of you and with cummerband lock the protection.

2 brands are allowed to build it , SDS and Point Blank. (Pantac isn’t approved)