How is the new Army body armor?

It looks pretty unique compared to most things on the market.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >The Modular Scalable Vest (MSV) is a bullet-resistant vest that has been introduced by the United States Armed Forces in 2018.
    >The U.S. Air Force has begun to issue the MSV to replace the IOTV, with the goal of issuing it exclusively by the end of fiscal year 2022.[4]
    "new" if you've been in a coma for about five years

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Better than the IOTV but still kinda sucks compared to a lot of plate carriers you can get commercially
    It definitely feels like a government contractor produced it to check off a bunch of features with little regard to how a soldiers would actually wear and use the vest
    >Army insists on using HUEG protruding quick detach buckles to connect the cummerbund at the front where you mount your magazines making it awkward
    >more huge buckles at the shoulders right where you shoulder your rifle
    >tons of excess material that makes the vest cover more than what the plates or soft armor actually cover
    >there is a slick vest inside the main vest for low-vis ops that 90% of soldiers will never use
    >cummerbund has no stretch to it via bungees or elastics
    That said there are some ways you can modify it without sticking out too much:

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/2bIQj1x.jpg

      It looks pretty unique compared to most things on the market.

      ...why is there a second buckle on the buckle?

      Tbh this seems categorically worse than a legacy LBT 6094 with a tube retrofit to the cummerbund.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's for a backpack attachment shown in the video

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The "slick vest" inside the carrier is a soft armor chicken vest that is used by most vehicle crewmen. It's not required to have it inside the carrier. They are not normally worn at the same time.
      t. Vehicle crewman who uses and loves his chicken vest

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What is unique here?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      it looks like shit

      When are gonna start appearing on Ebay?

      already are for insane prices.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    When are gonna start appearing on Ebay?

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why the frick is this laser cut shit a thing? It's fricking hideous. I'm convinced it's solely to make LARPgays feel the need to replace all of their now obsolete PALS webbing gear.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Big Army dabs on Plackards. Spirtussy Blasted and Ferrogays in shambles.

      >it's new, it must be shit

      What’s the benefit of that slot style molle over the regular molle with straps sewn along the outside?

      >less material
      >less stitching
      >lighter
      >snags less
      >more modular/flexible
      Any space between two slots can act like the strap or the gap on old style PALS webbing, so you can adjust where a pouch sits by 1" rather than 2" on old shit.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        NTA but yeah laser cut certainly is lighter and more streamlined than webbing, but in my experience if you damage it (and it's more prone to damage) you now need to throw it out vs something you can fix with literally needle and thread in the field.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >damage it
          >literally laser cut to avoid snag and damage
          >higher quality nylon in general
          That's the whole point is to avoid damaging it in the first place, that and lighter material, easier to laser machine.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Pouch you have woven through the laser cut gets snagged
            >it rips because laser cut is structurally weaker, especially at the corners
            >now you have to get a new plate carrier instead of just bartacking 1" webbing back on
            >easier to laser machine.
            This is the ACTUAL whole point of laser cut: it's easier and cheaper to make. For me personally as someone who has had to total a kind of expensive piece of kit over it, I'm back on traditional webbing and don't think the advantages of laser cut outweigh that one pretty big disadvantage

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >structurally weaker
              >vs the stitches holding the webbing.
              >corners
              >laser cut slots are rounded and don't have corners
              Now you're just being moronic.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Depends on the design. The laser cut slits that are just lines are obvious stress concentrations and are going to fail earlier than stitched webbing, but a laser cut slit with round holes at each end to relieve the stress could have a more respectable life.

                And if manufacturers would just RUN A LONG ASS BAR TACK ON EVERY COLUMN BETWEEN THE SLITS it would be even better.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What’s the benefit of that slot style molle over the regular molle with straps sewn along the outside?

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >unique
    >last cut has been a thing for almost a decade now
    >modular setup has been a thing for years now
    I guess to the Army it is UNI-QUE. POG ass shit.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's mid, fr fr

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