VIETNAM STABO EXTRACTION HARNESS. C&B Industries Nashville, TN. These are the absolute best quality and made in very limited quantities. OUR PRODUCT: This STABO is one of the early CISO (first pattern) versions used in Vietnam. Copied from a verified original sample. This rig has been reproduced with every attention to detail including the anti-fraying sealant applied to some of the webbing ends found on the early first pattern STABOs. Made with most all original components. All original hardware dated’67 or’68. Original webbing, except for the main body which our in-house exact reproduction webbing with black flecked edges. Sewn on heavy duty vintage rigger sewing machines with original thread. The easiest way to configure this harness is to slide a bare pistol belt through the two rear loops and be sure that it is centered, then slide each end of the pistol belt through each of the two front loops. Then you may begin to add your pouches and accessories to your STABO rig. Height of this rig can be raised or lowered with the front two adjustment straps. Simply raise or lower the level of the pistol belt until the desired “ride height” level of the pistol belt is reached which should be just above your natural waist. During ground operations the lower leg straps were commonly taped or secured with rubber bands to the rear of the pistol belt until extraction was imminent. Supports that these were made in 3 sizes, small, medium and large. All of the STABOs I have handled (never seen any marked) have been within the same size range that I would estimate as being medium. This is a copy of that size which fits the most common body types. Hi, Received the STABO harness yesterday and I love it. It’s great how you can adjust it to your height. Most Stabos I have seen for sale don’t have this function because they are tailored for your height, which sounds stupid. You should advertise this feature in your stabo auctions more clearly, just my opinion. The STABO (STAbilized BOdy) extraction harness was a device which allowed military personnel to be rescued (by helicopter) from field locations which prevented the conventional landing and boarding of a helicopter. It was designed and developed by U. Army Special Forces personnel stationed in Vietnam during the Vietnam War, and became a widely used and highly successful extraction device employed during the Vietnam War. Sergeant First Class Clifford L. Army, Special Forces, drew up the first design on a napkin, after a wounded Special Forces Soldier fell out of a McGuire extraction rig, during a combat extraction mission. SFC Roberts used the unit’s parachute loft, and made the first prototype on the sewing machines used to service and repair parachutes. He was then sent to present the design. The design was approved and 500 rigs were ordered. SFC Roberts was awarded a Bronze Star for the design. The STABO harness/rig was a machine-stitched, skeletonized harness, very similar to that of a standard parachute harness. The harness webbing was made of heavy duty nylon, identical to the type used in the manufacture of parachute harnesses. The STABO rig served two main functions: it was itself an extraction harness and also served as the base for the operator’s load bearing equipment in the field. As the STABO rig was used as the base for operator’s personal LBE harness, it was worn for the full duration of the combat operation, in which to allow for rapid extraction by the rope (“strings”) method, if a conventional helicopter LZ could not be quickly established (which was frequently experienced in South East Asia, as reconnaissance teams were operating deep in heavily forested enemy territory). Complete your frame or pack with the correct straps from “Vietnam Lightweight Rucksack Parts and Accessories”. At C&B industries in Nashville Tennessee, we manufacture parts for the Vietnam Lightweight Rucksack and Tropical Rucksack. All of our reproduction parts are constructed using original patterns and materials meeting or exceeding military specifications. Great care and attention to detail ensure that you will be pleased with our reproduction parts and accessories. If you are a collector or reenactor, replace your original straps with reproduction straps to prevent unnecessary damage and wear to originals. Have an incomplete rucksack or bare frame? Add our straps to complete your rucksack. Be sure to check out my other items! The item “VIETNAM EARLY STABO RIG HARNESS SPECIAL FORCES SOG NAVY SEAL LRRP RANGER GEAR” is in sale since Wednesday, August 18, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Vietnam (1961-75)\Reproductions”. The seller is “paratroop1968″ and is located in Nashville, Tennessee. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States