Tactical Tailor in partnership with one of their SOF clients has developed the Rudder RAC (Ranger Assault Carrier). The Rudder RAC is named in honor of James Earl Rudder took who part in the D-Day landings as commanding officer of the 2nd Ranger Battalion 2nd Ranger Battalion stormed the beach at Pointe Du Hoc scaling a 100 ft cliff under enemy fire to reach and destroy German gun batteries. The Battalion’s casualty rate for this mission was greater than 50%. Rudder was wounded twice during the fight. Despite this, James Earl Rudder and the 2nd Ranger Battalion fought off German counter-attacks for two days until relieved. James Earl Rudder was inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame during it’s inaugural year in 1992.
The Rudder RAC is designed to work around the TT Low Vis Plate Carrier and was designed to allow a precision marksman to have the lowest profile possible when laying prone or working in tight quarters. The client specifically requested something that would allow them to drop equipment to climb through windows or other tight fits and still maintain ballistic protection.
The Rudder RAC is an H-Harness type design with a split front opening that can be secured via removable buckles, a hook and loop flap or the hook and loop flap can be secured directly to the Tactical Tailor Low Vis plate carrier. There are two internal pockets behind the front flaps sized for maps, 9-line or grid reference guides. The interior of the Tactical Tailor Rudder RAC is lined with air mesh for operator comfort under load.
The Low Vis plate carrier can be made to accommodate a variety of plates and has removable side plate pockets.
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