AK 47 Assault rifle chest rig: Iraqi army

Accession Number REL/19825.002
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Personal Equipment
Place made China
Date made pre 1991
Conflict Gulf War, 1990-1991

Chinese made sage green chest pouch set for AK magazines. Heavily rust stained. Three central pouches, with two smaller pouches on either side of the main pouches. All pouches secured by flaps with toggles. On the rear of the set is a crude triangle with 2 Iraqi symbols painted in white on it. This triangle is the mark of the Republican Guard.

History / Summary

This Iraqi chest pouch once held ammunition for a member of the elite Republican Guard. Heavily rust-stained from the magazines it once held, it was picked up during the liberation of Kuwait.

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