USMC Scalable Plate Carrier (Automatic Rifleman, Machine Gunner)


The Scalable Plate Carrier, or SPC, is the lightweight plate carrier version of the Modular Tactical Vest, or MTV. Both have been used by the United States Marine Corps from 2008 to today (2020).

This SPC is set up for use by a Automatic Rifleman or Machine Gunner. It is equipped with a large machine gun belt pouch, two grenade pouches on the upper chest, a pistol magazine pouch, a flapped general purpose pouch, small tool pouch, two machine gun belt pouches on the lower back, a pull-out first aid kit on the upper back, and a buckled canteen or general purpose pouch. Other accessories include the EMT scissors, Sidewinder style flashlight, infrared glowsticks, tourniquet and USMC identification patch.