The boys from Milcomp visited us in order to test the APC556 PDW. Here is their review:
FirstSpear Strandhögg SAPI Cut Plate Carrier
Cut edge-to-edge to specifically fit SAPI/ESAPI/SPEAR Cut Plates sizes S-XL, this system can be worn with or without a soft armor panel depending upon ballistic requirements, threat conditions and the type of plate utilized. Maximizing the new lightweight 6/12™ technology and rapid closure systems provided by The Tubes™, the SAPI Cut Plate Carrier can be rapidly donned or doffed and is capable of accepting the integrated inflatable floatation cummerbund from the Maritime 6/12™ Plate Carrier. Using a streamlined fit throughout, along with state of the art materials and production technology, the 6/12™ SAPI Cut Plate Carrier is easily tailored for comfort, ventilation and fit. The interior pocket includes foam for added comfort when used with a stand-alone plate. The internal foam is easily removable and replaced with cut-to-fit soft armor inserts for use with ballistic plates.
Taking its name from an Old Norse Viking term for a lightning raid, Strandhögg was one of the first formalized battle tactics to use covert infiltrators in advance of an actual raiding operation. Strandhögg was a tactical game changer in its time, just like the technological advances FirstSpear™ is bringing forward in this line of plate carriers.
Now Features the Overlap Cummerbund! Responding to a specific request from a FS Professional User at the Tip of the Spear the Overlap Cummerbund has been designed and engineered to provide additional overlapping soft armor at the front side of the plate carrier where the Tubes™ closure system meets. The additional soft armor tucks in behind the Tubes™ allowing full opening and closing of the vest.
The body side of the Cummerbund has been modified to allow the attachment of Ragnar™ Pockets so that magazines and other items can be held in close to the body making for an even more streamlined silhouette. This feature is particularly attractive for Users trying to carry more magazines than traditional front loading of the carrier will allow, tubular assaults or working in the tight confines of a conventional vehicle.
Soft Armor Ballistic Inserts complying with NIJ Category IIIA.06 or specific Military Specification requirements are available from FirstSpear™ for an additional fee.
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