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Half the price of most kit which will come in handy when you need to replace it after it falls apart.
 
Hi, I have recently joined the reserves and training as a tank Crewman, I want to get my own webbing because the issued one is rubbish, I want decent kit as I want to go regular in the future so don’t mind paying for quality, the problem is i don’t have a clue on what to look for?
Any advice and links would be greatly appreciated

Just a thought, but what are your chances of being issued Virtus kit? It would be a bit of a pain to have bought Gucci new webbing, then get issued new kit that you have to wear (speaking as someone who recently bought new webbing and was told a month later that we'd all be getting issued the new helmet, vest and belt).
 

TPR-K

Swinger
Just a thought, but what are your chances of being issued Virtus kit? It would be a bit of a pain to have bought Gucci new webbing, then get issued new kit that you have to wear (speaking as someone who recently bought new webbing and was told a month later that we'd all be getting issued the new helmet, vest and belt).


Hi, our QM struggled to get us MTP webbing yet alone virtus so I’d be surprised if it’s anytime soon, although we got 20 virtus daysacks that we have to share between the squadron
 
Buy 1937 pattern webbing as issued in 1972.

It was a kind of khaki colour that then had to be polished with black boot polish and the brass bits shined with brasso.

It was very fetching with compulsory matching cross-straps over the shoulders.

The cross-straps were there to be used to drag you out of the tank when you were dead.

I'm not sure if you will be issued with a tank these days.
 
Didn't wear our Web straps, just cut the buckles off the back. Then they made us wear those 'orrible green plastic things.

We had a mad CO who insisted on the cross straps.

There was a story that a driver miss-judged the depth when wading and he and his open hatch dissapeared under the muddy water. The Chieftain was swamped.

When he failed to appear the commander leapt into the water and managed to get hold of the drivers head but could not pull him out until he realised he was standing on the drivers shoulders.

(probably)
 
I was looking at dragon supplies webbing because they have lifetime warranty so if it does break then I won’t have to pay, also Xmas is coming up so hopefully family with put something towards it so it won’t cost as much
If it breaks while on operations, you may find that the delivery time for the replacement is unacceptably long.

It will be the same price whether you pay for it or your family does.
 
You need a set like this, you'll look well ally:

25 squid? I'll take two please!
 
Whereupon it is promptly strapped to the outside of the wagon for the duration of the exercise, it's not as if Tankies do/agree to tabbing.
I was thinking along similar lines, but I suspect that this question demonstrates that times have changed and modern AR tank crew don't actually see their tanks on a regular basis.
he’ll need a black one of these to pull the look off properly too:

Is the one that doubles as a sleeping bag not available anymore. They were quite popular in my day to cope with Fox's SVRACS.
 
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FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
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Hi, I have recently joined the reserves and training as a tank Crewman, I want to get my own webbing because the issued one is rubbish, I want decent kit as I want to go regular in the future so don’t mind paying for quality, the problem is i don’t have a clue on what to look for?
Any advice and links would be greatly appreciated

Do some more training and make sure this post is never traced back to you.

Alternatively, video yourself climbing into a C2 in CEFO, post it on You Tube and make sure you capture the look on your crew commander's face.
 
You forgot to add REALLY SHIT
Do you have to ruin it?

I was hoping to boost the morale of his unit.
Just think how much laughter there'd be when he turns up showing off his new Webtex SAS sniper webbing.

Spoilsport.
 
Do you have to ruin it?

I was hoping to boost the morale of his unit.
Just think how much laughter there'd be when he turns up showing off his new Webtex SAS sniper webbing.

Spoilsport.
Standard for C Sqn on Wednesday night, sir. Come to think of it, it was only me and the SSM on Wednesdays.
 
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