Friday, April 17, 2015

British Army Improved Northern Ireland Body Armour & Early Plates INIBA


Improved Northern Ireland Body Armour





Body Armour Mark 2
NSN : 8470-99-977-3998
Size : Medium

Cover Body Armour Mark 2
NSN : 8470-99-977-4004
Size : Medium



Body Armour Mark 2
NSN : 8470-99-977-3997
Size : Small 


Cover Body Armour Mark 2
NSN : 8470-99-977-4003
Size : Small









This is a very rare, complete set of British Army Improved/Individual Northern Ireland Body Armour, I.N.I.B.A.

These vests were produced in the early 1980s to replace the ageing US M52 &M69 vests.

They were issued to all troops on patrol in Ulster.

Put on over the head when the front plate is unzipped.

These were designed to be worn beneath the combat jacket, in an attempt to "win hearts and minds".

This vest is a size medium, the cover is in very good used condition, it is complete with the original filler.

It also comes with a very rare set of original MK2 SAPI plates. These square cornered plates, are the correct early plate to fit this vest.

For more info see page 91/92 of Martin Brayleys superb book "MODERN BODY ARMOUR".







































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