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    Default Help Identify ballistic Vest (3color desert) and Helmet

    Can someone Identify the ballistc vest in the 3color desert camo?

    also the black helmets they are wearing?








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    those are polish troops, try googling polish body armour, the helmets, I belive are regular Mitch type used by US forces, think Poland was buying them or had a contract to make them locally

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    yeah thats the deal and problem.

    the typical body armor (in this time (arround 2004-2008) was the KAMIZELKA OLV and the KAMIZELKA KLV (for driver). But they are in polish CAMO. This is "typical US Camo"...why should polish army produce vests (kamizelka) in this pattern and not in there own Camo? The Deal was, that in this time (when i understand correct some textes) they had no "professional protection vest". so logic way is, they buy from NATO PARTNERS or other countrys?


    I found now this on allegro:
    http://allegro.pl/plecak-wojskowy-ar...193620347.html

    its a Backpack in 3colorCamo, not from USA, but from Croatia (!) www.kroko.hr (modern page does not list the old stuff).

    so maybe its a croatia Vest?!

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    soooo what you looking for is controversy

    have fun

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    thanks for helping. oO

    why controversy

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    push? anyone?

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    It's a US standard Interceptor vest. I think, I remember those photos, as being from Iraq. Poland received a plane load of Interceptors, as the standard Polish vest were crap. The helmet is a standard polish army helmet without covers.

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    But on photos i see that the Interceptor vest will be open in the front,




    and where is the molle system? is that an really old old ooooooooooooooooooold version?







    helmet... really the old wz93?

    http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums...-helmets/page3

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    Nope, hełm wz. 2005 AFAIK

    Those are Interceptor vests, donated by the US of A to Poland.

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    I get / got the WZ2005 helmet. (soon in my hands)

    are they colored in this example? cause until now i just find them in olive...

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    Not the standard IBA of the time. The OTV is side-opening and has externally accessible plate pockets. It probably could have accepted the same soft armor inserts, however. The Stars and *****es article I got the picture from does say the vests were US-sourced.

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    so OTV? Or what you mean?

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    The standard Polish bulletproof vests of those times were deficient, as they had the hard protective plate only from the front - there were sourced by officers, that thought only about linear engagements, as in those you'd be shot most of the time from the front arc.
    This one was only one of number of elements, which came to light, when a peace-loving Polish Army went to war for the first time in almost 60 years. Everything, from tooth paste up to the command and control systems turned out to be mostly crap. As a result, you get the Army that is now in Afghanistan - compare the photos, and you will see a seismic change in the level of personal protection, personal equipment and most importantly, in the training regimes.
    Last edited by lekomin; 03-28-2012 at 05:45 PM.

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    I know, one result was the fast organisation and making of the kamizelka UKO I and II ("kandahar") I remember, which they directly produce only in pustynne (desert) camo.

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