Osprey Mk IV Rank Slide Attachment Strap

This week’s piece of Osprey equipment is one of the simplest items ever covered on the blog, being the strap issued to allow a rank tab to be worn on the Osprey IV body armour:imageThis is made from woven nylon tape, printed in MTP camouflage, with a press stud fitting to allow it to be made into a loop:imageThis is passed through the MOLLE straps on the chest of the armour cover to allow a rank slide to be worn if the commander’s pouch is not used. Despite its simplicity, the manufacturers felt it worthy of inclusion in the instructions that accompanied the Osprey Mk IV armour:imageQuite why this warranted a full page of pictorial instructions is beyond me, however one must never forget that some squaddies are not the brightest in the bunch and without clear instructions could possibly fail to understand the strap’s purpose! I apologise for this post being so short, but there is really very little to say about this one…

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