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Rear view of a British Army soldier in full combat dress
Front view of a British Army soldier in full combat dress

Soldiers of the British Army use a wide range of equipment. This soldier of the Royal Highland Fusiliers in Afghanistan, seen here in rear and front views, is wearing full combat dress. The kit includes a Mk 7 combat helmet with a multi-terrain-pattern (MTP) cover and a mounted night-vision system with ballistic eye protection, an MTP under-body-armour combat shirt, Mk 4 MTP Osprey body armour with medical, ammunition and admin pouches, a personal role radio, a small-arms weapon system with advanced optical gun sight and underslung grenade launcher, pelvic protection, MTP trousers, knee pads and combat boots.

Photograph credit: Rupert Frere; cropped by Pine

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