Assault Vest, SADF 83 Pattern 'Battle Jacket', Used £109.00

Very limited stock.

Genuine SADF issue 83 pattern 'Battle Jacket' vest in Nutria Brown.

This item has a fault, the zip on the upper back pouch is damaged, obvious wear on the upper magazine pouches, the vest is otherwise sound.

Please note all stock is used, and may differ in condition from the example photographed.

Quick Description

Vest type webbing set in Nutria Brown Cordura type material.

Total of 4x magazine pouch (8x 5.56mm 30 round magazines)

2x large utility pouch on hips

2x frag grenade or dressing pouch

2 compartment integral backpack (zip on upper compartment is damaged).

Various smaller 'admin' pouches.

Full Description

One of the first modern one piece designs. Developed and tested during years of offensive operations, this original version is highly sought after.

Seen in use by SAS troops in both Gulf wars, and very popular with the Parachute Regiment.

This carries the combat essentials;

4 specific Ammo pouches totalling 8 x 5.56mm magazines (30 rnds).

2 FFD or grenade pouches

2 smoke or additional double mag' pockets

Slots on the upper mag' pouches for pen flares, these also accommodate Cyalumes or AA Mini Maglite

Admin pocket, large enough for 2x A6 40 leaf Nyrex Folders.

Internal document pocket

2 large side pouches originally for the large SADF 2 litre water bottle.

Built in narrow back pack for radio but equally useful for a hydration system.

All pouches in 'Nutria Brown' Cordura type material mounted on black mesh padded vest.

Labels, when present, read: 'Vest Pattern 83'

Massive size adjustment means this vest fits most users, even over Osprey armour as shown.

A popular, combat proven design now rarely available in the UK.

Grade One used, but still in good sound condition

Limited stock.

Vest shown fully packed, contents for illustration only these are not included.


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