Assault Load Bearing Vest
The assault load bearing vest component of the assault vest system (AVS) provides a means of carrying mission equipment that allows evenly distributing loads. The modular design allows use of different pouches in varying locations to adapt to different assigned tasks, weapons, equipment and left or right handed individuals. The vest may be worn over the assault body armor (ABA).
The vest has a quick-release feature allows rapid removal. It accepts a day pack in addition to a variety of ammunition, communications and utility pouches. Two accessory loops on the back are capable of carrying a 10 pound sledge hammer or hooligan tool. A drag handle is located on the back of the vest near the neck to assist in moving incapacitated Marines.
The material is olive drab, 1000 denier Cordura nylon that resists abrasion and water absorption. It is available in one size which can be adjusted to be used with the eight different size of the ABA. One vest is supplied with each AVS.
- NSN: 8470-01-444-5443
- Part Number: Point Blank Body Armor, Inc. #Z4311M