U.K. Body Armor
Improved Northern Ireland Combat Body Armour Mk-2 (INICBA)
Fragmentation Protective VEST MK-1
Combat Body Armour Mk-1 (CBA)
70’s era – Fragmentation Protective VEST MK-1
80’s era - Improved Northern Ireland Combat Body Armour Mk-2 (INICBA)
90’s era – CBA Mk-1
This is a required item for EW even though troops not assigned to Northern Ireland typically did not wear any sort of body armour; however, as a safety item for working around armoured vehicles with lots of heavy plate and pokey things it’s a nice addition. If you can’t find the correct Kevlar inserts a filler material is acceptable. It is recommended that you select something that won't retain water as a filler material.
Body armour is worn under the smock so that you can still get to the items in your smock without opening the armour.