These are ALICE Y suspenders. The US Military used them in the 80s and 90s. The suspenders hook onto ALICE pistol belts and help distribute heavy loads worn on the belt to the shoulders. The suspenders are adjustable. Also, they have padded straps. These are basically the war belt suspenders of the 80’s and 90’s.
Pistol belt is NOT included.
- Compatible With ALICE Pistol Belts – Can be used with ALICE pistol belts.
- Adjustable Padded Shoulder Straps – This has adjustable padded shoulder straps for extra comfort when carrying a load.
- ALICE System – All Purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment. The ALICE system was the replacement and upgrade to all load bearing systems in the US Military that came before it. The base of the system was the M1972 system, which after only a short period of time after introduction would be changed over the the ALICE system. Base components from the M1972 system would be kept and upgraded. The system, like its predecessors, included the baseline gear for an individual to sustain themselves in a combat area. Pouches and accessories were attached by slide, belt keepers aka ALICE clips. The system was introduced in 1973 and would be used up into the early 2000’s as standard issue. It would see continued use in training environments till around 2010 as well. The ALICE system would be replaced by MOLLE gear, and used along side it for a time as well.
- Various Government Contractors – This item is manufactured for the US government by various contractors.
Country of Manufacture: USA – This product is manufactured in the USA.
Issue Type: USGI – These are genuine US government issued items made to military specification (mil-spec).