Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Army Combat Shirt - Advanced Combat Shirt (ACS)

Created with three of Massif's most innovative flame-resistant fabrics, the ACS is the new standard for hot weather combat gear

Advanced Combat Shirt
Army Combat Shirt (ACS) - RFI Issue

NSN : 8415-01-548-7187    X-Small
NSN : 8415-01-548-7201    Small
NSN : 8415-01-548-7206    Medium
NSN : 8415-01-548-7209    Large
NSN : 8415-01-548-7232    X-Large
NSN : 8415-01-548-7215    XX-Large
NSN : 8415-01-548-7236    XXX-Large

Traditionally, flame-resistant uniforms have been reserved for military personnel such as aviators, fuel handlers and combat vehicle crew who were most likely to encounter fuel-related fires. However, the increasing frequency of improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan and Iraq has greatly increased the number of troops in need of flame-resistant clothing and uniforms. In January 2007, the Army began shipping 160,000 flame-resistant Nomex uniforms for soldiers assigned to at-risk convoy operations. However, the Nomex uniforms restricted air movement more than the traditional Cotton/Nylon ACU and were hotter for soldiers to wear. Army equipment officials developed the ACS to provide soldiers with a lightweight, breathable alternative to the Nomex ACU.

The torso of the shirt is foliage green with the Army Strong logo centered on the chest (a feature deleted in the latest versions); the arms are in the Universal Camouflage Pattern similar to the Army Combat Uniform, with integrated anti-abrasion elbow pads. No-seam shoulders minimize rubbing or chafing against armor. With the adoption of the MultiCamuniform for wear in Afghanistan, there is now a version made with a tan body and MultiCam sleeves. Other features include a double pen pocket on the lower arm, zippered storage pockets on the upper arm, concealable infrared identification tabs, and a place to attach name, rank, and flag on the upper arm. The features of both shirts are the same.

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