- 03-05-2012, 18:37 #11
Even the crow get the 95 MTP version at phase one, the problem is, it's shitFortune Favours the Brave
- 03-05-2012, 18:52 #12
- 03-05-2012, 19:07 #13Fortune Favours the Brave
- 03-05-2012, 19:16 #14
- 03-05-2012, 19:27 #15
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- 03-05-2012, 19:28 #16
It's just 95 style though, like wearing a cardboard boxFortune Favours the Brave
- 03-05-2012, 19:31 #17
- 03-05-2012, 19:33 #18
A stock of CS95 style MVP suits were bought when the roll out of PCS started. They were for issue to ops and to recruits (as buying more DPM ones would be ridiculous when we are changing over to MTP) while a new design was properly developed.
The development of the new suit - The Lightweight Waterproof - has been completed and the first stocks have been issued to HERRICK where they have been well received. With a few tweaks, based on the feedback received (mostly changing the sizes so you can wear them over a smock), these are now in manufacture. The Front Line Commands are now developing Fielding Plans and they will start being issued shortly. Priority will be to Op OLYMPICS troops although some will receive the older design until stocks are consumed.
The Lightweight Waterproof is constructed using a very lightweight, very breathable cloth that gives much MUCH better performance than the CS95 version. It is also extremely light and folds down very small so you can easily carry the jacket in a utility pouch. The jacket is of a simple design, with a scooped back and a clean front - other than a rank epaulette and (on the initial versions) a "pass through flap" to get at your pockets underneath. This has now been removed as frankly it was easier to just undo the zip! There are no pockets on the front although there are angled bicep pockets on the arms. There is a fleece lined collar to prevent drips but the hood has been removed to save weight and bulk. You will always have headress or a helmet on so the hoods on CS95 are never used. The trousers have articulated knees and full length zips to make getting them on and off easier.
Hope that helps
Last edited by Gearspotter; 03-05-2012 at 19:36.
- 03-05-2012, 19:52 #19
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- 03-05-2012, 20:27 #20
Go onto the Army HQ Log Sp website and there's a ppt presentation all about PCS - what it's for and how to wear it - that has a couple of pics in the back.