25 01 2017

With the new US ARMY camouflage (OCP/Multicam), all the gear must to be changed. All pouches, and if they are the same, one has won a new design. She has been at the beginning only a color make over, but she has been improved with a new pouch and accessories. The IFAK 2 is still a personal medic pouch but more complete.

  • Bandage Kit, Elastic
  • Bandage Gauze 4-1/2″ 100/Pkg
  • Adhesive Tape Surg 2″ 6’s Roll
  • Airway, Nasopharyngeal, 28fr, 12s
  • Glove, Patient Exam 100/Pkg (4ea)
  • a tactical combat casualty card
  • a mini-Sharpie marker
  • an eye shield
  • a rubber seal with a valve
  • a strap cutter
  • and 2 tourniquet in 2 independent pouch

As the old one, the IFAK2 as MOLLE strap but it’s the only common point. You can open it from each side, a small strap with an hook&loop to catch the insert, which come with a lanyard.ifak2-pouch

Inside, as usual all is available for a quick accessifak2-insert


ACS : Army Combat Shirt (UCP & MultiCam)

14 07 2011

When IOTV has been done to soldiers,  some feedbacks were the heat between the body (t-shirt + acu vest) and the body armor in the hot climate zone. A new product has been developed by MASSIF (mountain gear), a kind of t-shirt with long sleeve which combine new innovation.  As a mix with cotton and spandex on torso which allow a good breath, and dry faster than a cotton vest and build with a fire resistance fiber (more info on massif website). The Army Combat Shirt preserve the pocket on sleeve like the vest but used zip instead of velcro (no more pocket on torso. Massif has had directly on the shirt a kind of elbow foam pad.

the first gen of ACS was product with the US ARMY logo (army strong ) on the front, but with the success of this product non-us army crew worn it, like USAF (before the ABU uniform) so a 2nd gen has been product without the logo. The new combat shirt in MultiCam Partern used the 2nd gen model.

1st generation of ACS  1st gen + 2nd gen

detail of the ACS elbow foam pad

detail of the right sleeve with IR-TAG and velcro to patch the unit.

as the ucp version, the MultiCam ACS has a pencil pocket

US Army gears, a non-exhaustive kit list

28 06 2011

Hi, a long moment  without a post, but some new will come soon with new gear, ACS in Multicam Pattern, UCP-Delta vest and other equipments.

At this time, I try to edit a kind of list of all the equipments used by soldier (with a detail by brand, or colors)

Head Line :
– MICH 2000 (Gentex, MSA, SDS)
– Rhino plate (black or tan) & Rhino mount
– Cat’s eyes (name, blood type, & battle rooster)
– MS2000, Goggles retention strap, ESS NVG Profile (bk, tan, fg, UCP)
– HL1 (3 versions)

Load Out
– Pants & vest UCP  ACU cut,
– A2CU & Defender  with iotv. (MC = Defender only)
– T shirt Tan DCSP
– ACS 1st & 2nd gen, 1st gen with us army logo on the breast, none on 2nd gen (MC 2nd gen only)
– belt : tan, od, bk, or blackHawk CQB Rescue Belt (rigger belt)

– vest
– short (BK)
– pant (long) (BK)
– T – shirt (army breast, A in the back)

– fleece jacket (FG) + fleece cap (FG, BK)
– level 1 (tan, BK)
– level 2 (tan)
– level 3 (CB)
– level 4 (wind breaker)
– level 5 PCU in UCP pattern
– level 6 goretex
– level 7 (primaloft) (grEY) extrem cold weather

Gloves :
– Nomex OD, tan
– Hatch Operator
– Mecanix
– Oakley
– Wiley-x
– Camelbak
– Fox
– BlackHawk

Knee Pads :
– Bijan CB or UCP
– Nicholas McGuyre
– Hacth (ucp)
– Arc’teryx (FG)

Boots :
– Danner, Belleville, Wellco, Adisson, Rocky, Altama, Oakley, Converse

Second Line :
– OTV UCP (Point blank & UNICOR), with collar, throat, groin et esbi
– IOTV UCP (Point Blank & SDS)
– IOTV gen 2 (KDH) (UPC & MC)

Chest ring on IOTV
– TAP (UCP = Eagle, ACU-D = specialty group, MC = specialty group)

Pouches :
– m4 double mag pouch UCP (SDS & Michael Bianco)
– Shingle pouch
– frag pouch UCP  x2
– Canteen pouch
– Ifak UCP (SEKRI)
– Waist pack UCP
– 100rd & 200rd for gunners
– 7.62 mm mag pouch ( TT, ATS, BlackHawk)
– 9mm mag pouch UCP
– 40 mm pyro & explosive pouch UCP
– TT 40 mm belt bk, tan, CB, FG
– others pouches in UCP approuved
– Assault Pack SDS, Motherload Camelbak, Bug Out (3days UCP)

Medic Stuffs :
– Trauma pouch ou medic pouch (SDS)
– SDS medic bag,
– Life Saver Bag (OD)
– BlackHawk STOMP I & II tan or OD
– Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3-V2)

transport :
– CFP 90 WL

Sleeping bag :
– MSS (Modular Sleeping System) WL
– IMSS (Improved Modular Sleeping System) UCP

Hydration pouch :
– Camelbak UCP & DCU
– Silk
– BlackHawk

Weapons :
– M4
– M16 (A2 + RIS M5) , A4 with RIS M5
– M203 , AG320 new model by H&K lower the barrel or in stand alone.
– M14 (old school), EBR
– M24, M88 Barrett, M110 for snipers.

Hand Gun :
– M9

Hosters :
– BHI CQC / Serpa
– Eagle
– SDS (molle)
– Spec Ops (vapor)
– Safariland 6004-73
– Bianchi M12 (OD ou FG) (rare now)

Scopes :
– Trijicon TA31 RCO, TA01, TA01 NSN, TA11
– Aimpoint Comp2 (QRP mount) & Comp4
– Leupold M3, Leupold CQ/T
– ELCAN for gunners (SAW, 240)

Flash light :
– Surefire M951 kit 002, M952, M952v2 TN

AIM laser system :
– AN/Peq-2
– AN/Peq-2A
– AN/Peq 15
– Dbal/Peq 12

Front GRIP:
– Magpul (rare)

Bipod :
– Harris (6/9 or 9/13) ((m4,m16,EBR or m14)
Stocks :
– 4 Pos
– 6 Pos
– Sopmod
– Magpul MOE & CTR, sometimes ACS
Sling :
– specter
– BlackHawk
– Troy

New Year & New gears (So Happy New Gears)

30 01 2011

Happy new year everybody (I know it’s the end of the month). With the new year comes new resolution, and in our case, new gears. US Army is going to change UCP battle dress by some MULTICAM uniform for the afghan theater. Before talk about the Multicam, I would like to introduce a special element which was test by US forces in ASTAN. 500 pieces of this uniform has been produced and tested by the 4th Infantry Division and the 82nd Airborne Division current the 2009 year. This uniform is a variant of the UCP pattern with some brown touch. This is the UCP DELTA or ACU-D

I’ve found somes pieces on Ebay, I’m waiting the shirt. But for my pants is built from the UCP 2nd gen materials, the DEFENDER with aramide fiber.

On the left pocket, the ACU-D (and Multicam) wear a strange square which look like to an IR tabs, also seen on the shirt arm (soon).

Rare pieces and prices are sometimes really expensive.

Now, a lot of soldiers wear the new uniform (DEFENDER) with a new pattern, used by SFG, PJ, DEVGRU, special but very efficient in a good context. The MULTICAM take a lot of colors (no UCP pattern) which have a good game on the afghan countryside. A friend of mine has bough a complete set up. As the ACU-D, you could seen on the leg pocket and the left arm a king of web square. On the shoulder pocket the IR sqare is now fix on the tab.