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With all the talk and rave over KH's new MH-60L in Somalia markings, I wanted to post a separate thread on this topic. 

Hopefully we can get it pinned.

I received permission to post this new pic showing the flight crew of Super 66. Take a good look at their flight vests.

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Tim

 

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I'll have to ask my aircrew source,  but I seem to remember them saying the armor plates slid into the front and back of the aircrew vests.

EDIT: I just spoke to my source, and the vests had the armor inside them.

Tim

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If I recall correctly, that notch was to allow the wearer to get a good fit with the buttstock of his weapon.   I think they are reintroducing this on the latest plates just being issued.  

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On 4/20/2019 at 12:33 PM, 11bee said:

If I recall correctly, that notch was to allow the wearer to get a good fit with the buttstock of his weapon.   I think they are reintroducing this on the latest plates just being issued.  

 

That's correct.

 

I always kept my right (shooting side) as clean as possible.

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On 4/20/2019 at 12:33 PM, 11bee said:

If I recall correctly, that notch was to allow the wearer to get a good fit with the buttstock of his weapon.   I think they are reintroducing this on the latest plates just being issued.  

 

Guess right eye dominant shooters were happy but those lefties just had to suck on hind teet huh? Weird the small things that stick out when you're a shooter. Then again they were introduced to the regiment in 1991 and like anything else you gotta crawl before you can walk. The first issue of the PS-390 didnt have a back plate.

 

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