RECON: Webbing Belt
PLCE replaced the British 58 Pattern webbing, which was made of olive canvas: this system was outdated by the 1980s.
The US introduced nylon M67 (and later ALICE) type webbing during the Vietnam War to overcome the issues associated with canvas in damp climates. Following their lead, Britain started the development of their own nylon-based webbing/load-carrying system.
Development accelerated with the introduction of the SA80 weapons system in the mid- to late 80s and trials of experimental PLCE and combat body armour were conducted with selected units in 1983/84. This resulted in 85 Pattern PLCE being issued on a restricted basis. Its design and wide acceptance (popularity) resulted in it becoming standard issue for the British army and was issued in olive green (OG). The Disruptive Pattern Material (DPM) version (95 Pattern/Soldier 95) replaced the OG issue in 1992 and currently Multi-Terrain Pattern (MTP) is issued.
SERSL provided a variety of camouflage patterns including Desert Coyote, DPM or Multicam (owing the MTP patents being in place). DPM is shown for illustrative purposes.
It is no widely used around the world by different armed forces as the load-carrying equipment of choice.
The SERSL tactical webbing belt is an original UK MOD style webbing belt from the Personal Load Carrying Equipment (P.L.C.E.).
- PLCE utility belt is designed to operate in conjunction with the PLCE water bottle pouch
- Made in 1000d cordura for extreme durability & strength
- The belt is constructed in olive green and can be used either with or without a yoke depending upon the load
- It is ideal for use with utility pouches, individually or with up to six pouches on a belt kit
- The preferred belt of the British army & armed forces around the world such as Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kenya etc.