Original U.S. Vietnam War Era Named M69 Flak Vest Body Armor in Size Extra Large
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very good condition M69 Flak Vest Body Armor with 3/4 Collar in a size EXTRA LARGE. These were designed with side elastic drawstrings, snap reinforced front zipper, and front two pockets. This allowed a secure fit and maximum protection from shrapnel and low velocity projectiles.
Widely used by Army infantry, Navy sailors and Marines also were equipped with these, though not widely. Like its predecessor M-1952A, it was fabricated from 12 plies of ballistic nylon, to protect the wearer from explosion fragments. In fact, the name “M69” is the 1969 version of this series body armor’s model (ARMOR, BODY FRAGMENTATION PROTECTIVE, WITH ¾ COLLAR). Since this series of body armor are similar to each other, people refer to all of them by “M69”.
This example still retains both upper and lower labels:
ARMOR BODY FRAGMENTATION
PROTECTIVE VEST WITH 3/4 COLLAR
ARMOR, BODY FRAGMENTATION
PROTECTIVE, WITH 3/4 COLLAR
This armor may save your life! When properly worn, it will
Protect vital areas against shell and grenade fragments which
cause most combat casualties.
1. WEAR ARMOR OVER SHIRT AND UNDER FIELD JACKET
2. Adjust side laces to make armor fit the body but still
provide proper ventilation. Do not fit too tightly.
3. Use protective flaps to cover opening under side laces
and slide fastener. Protect slide fastener by fastening snap
4. DO NOT DRY THE ARMOR NEAR AN OPEN FLAME.
The flak is in wonderful, unissued condition, showing just a bit of light wear from storage. It does have some ties on the side, but they look to be cut shoelaces, and not the original elastic.
Comes ready for display.
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