The Strandhögg MBAV Cut Plate Carrier utilizes a time proven ballistic footprint that affords the user more pocket attachment area than designs that are cut edge-to-edge. It 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 MBAV Cut Plate Carrier can be rapidly donned or doffed. It is also capable of accepting the integrated inflatable floatation cummerbund. Using a streamlined fit throughout, along with state of the art materials and production technology, the 6/12 MBAV Cut Plate Carrier is easily tailored for comfort, ventilation and fit.
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 FirstSpear 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 the traditional front-loading of a carrier will allow. The Overlap Cummerbund is also useful in tubular assaults or work in the tight confines of a conventional vehicle.
Ballistic Armor Inserts complying with NIJ Category IIIA.06 or specific Military Specification requirements are available from FirstSpear for an additional fee. Please contact us for armor options and pricing.
Size corresponds to plate size.
Pockets Sold Separately
- 6/12™️ laser cut platform
- Tubes™ Rapid-Release Technology
- Comfort padding through body and shoulder straps
- Built-in ventilation channel on front and rear plate bag
- Overlap Cummerbund with loop interior for hook backed pockets
- Fits a variety of plate cuts
- Works well with soft armor inserts