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Posted: 3/15/2006 4:21:36 PM EDT
Can someone explain how the overvest ceramic plate carriers work? Are they to be worn over a standard soft body armor vest say a level IIIA? Just curious.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:36:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/15/2006 4:37:35 PM EDT by billclo]

Originally Posted By Blackmagic94:
Can someone explain how the overvest ceramic plate carriers work? Are they to be worn over a standard soft body armor vest say a level IIIA? Just curious.



There's 2 types of hard plates: standalone plates, which do not require soft armor (it's already incorporated inth the plate), and in-conjunction plates, which require soft 3-A armor backing them up.

Yes, you wear the plate carrier over the soft armor (if you have in-conjunction plates). Some plate carriers have MOLLE stripping for attaching pouches, some are plain - you then need a load-bearing vest to attach pouches to.

Then you get into the materials of the plate, but that's another issue entirely.
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