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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 11, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
You are bidding on the NEW GEN III, USMC Field Tarp that is the current replacement for the poncho which is no longer issued. It measures approx 84 " x 90". It is MARPAT on one side and Coyote Brown on the other. It is made with Flame resistant urethane and is totally waterproof, quiet, abrasion resistant and very lightweight and NON_REFLECTIVE. These Genuine USMC Issue Tarps have NEVER been seen on EBAY before . It is Very easy to store and very light to carry.The Marines MEP description is : The field Tarp is an outer protective cloth designed to provide Marines with a lightweight, waterproof covering which will also function as a ground cover, sunshade, gear cover, filed litter, personal protection and/or hasty shelter. This program was initially added to the MEP list as an Improved Poncho. Marines currently use the poncho as a ground cover or hasty shelter. The MEP program was official changed to Field Tarp and it will replace the current poncho by 2007: NSN 8340-0.

The Marine Enhancement Program (MEP) was created in response to guidance by congress to establish programs dedicated to improving the " Lethality, comfort and suvivalibility " of the individual infantryman. Included in this program are the new:

M249 Barrel Bag and the
MIOX Water Purification systems for Special Operations

is what the US Army says about the NEW PONCHO REPLACEMENT:

Going to work with U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center, Natick , Mass. , the MARCORSYSCOM team, with GySgt Walker in the leader is also working on a program that will gain leathernecks a new field tarpaulin or tarp. Marines currently use their poncho as a ground cover or hasty shelter. The new field tarp will replace the current poncho on a one-for-one basis and can be used for a wide variety of valuable functions, including protection from rain or the sun, as a field litter, and for covering gear. Manufacturing will be done, w the current poncho is produced. In field tests, 91 percent of the leathernecks involved preferred the field tarp to the poncho.

See my listing for the very SMALL and revolutionary NEW USMC Issued MIOX Purifier and the NEW Gen III USMC Barrel Bag

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I know that your world is "Perfect" however in the REAL world, not much is perfect. Although new, these items May and I say MAY have some dust, or may have a single scratch from being in the shipping boxes just ask any of us who have been in the Military, When I say New ,I mean NEW.

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