Infantry Combat Equipment (non-firearm): Vests, Body Armor, NVGs, etc.


supersnoop

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On the last 2 mannequins, Camo Boots! I personally remember camo boots being trialed back in the day, but they were scrapped because of longevity issues (not PLA)

The jacket also makes me wonder what sort of Technical fabrics PLA uses. Gore-Tex and Polartec ruled the day back in the 2000's where I was, but there have been many new developments in the West since, partially driven by needs of defense industry.

However, many of the big technical textile companies are American and can quickly commercialize developments, so I wonder how PLA conducts R&D in this department.
 

TerraN_EmpirE

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On the last 2 mannequins, Camo Boots! I personally remember camo boots being trialed back in the day, but they were scrapped because of longevity issues (not PLA)
It was Canada I remember that to.
Polish by numbers isn’t very practical. Unless the Production boots are made of canvas or synthetic materials its easier to just issue black boots or rough out boots.
 

TerraN_EmpirE

Tyrant King
One eye minimum needed for NVG, two gives you some potential for depth perception. Four is for peripheral vision but most don’t need that pilots or special forces commandos need that for very close fighting.

The problem is that if you mount on the helmet you can’t use rifle sights. To get around this you might mount a laser but in the process if the Opfor have NVG they can see that laser and shoot at you.

If you mount on the rifle you can’t use helmet sights. But mounting on the rifle means you don’t need the laser, however you loose any potential depth perception or peripheral vision and can’t use the NVG for anything but shooting.

The set up we saw at the Parade seems to try and work back some compromise by a very compact NVG monocular and a rifle mounted system. the small monocular being small enough that the shooter could may be mount it and bring up the rifle NV sight.

The other scheme to work around this is what the US is trying with the ENVG II and FWS I where the weapons sight streams data to the goggles in either binoculars or Monocular configuration which appears like a video game crosshairs.
 

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