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  • History Friday: Secrets of the Pacific Warfare Board — Body Armor for Operation Olympic » M12 Vest for Operation Olympic

    M12 Vest for Operation Olympic
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    Pictured is the T64/M12 anti-artillery fragment body armor. It was being combat tested in July 1945 and over 100,000 complete sets were scheduled for completion by the end of August 1945, for the invasion of Japan. The body armor consisted of a 0.125″ 75 ST aluminum plate backed by 8 ply of ballistic nylon and weighed 12 pounds.