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Magazine Dispenser Pack by MOAB23 Magazine Dispenser Pack by MOAB23
The MDP or Magazine Dispenser Pack is a pack worn around a soldier’s waist, much like a reverse cummerbund in that it wraps around to the flank from the back. Able to hold four magazines, each pack works much like a large magazine itself, forcing a new round into the ready position once its predecessor has been removed. Much like a weapon, the MDP has a ‘cocking’ lever that upon loading is drawn to the rear, containing the spring and follower within a door forming the closed end of the pack. The cocking lever is twisted to lock the spring in place and the door opened to load the magazines. Once loaded the door is closed and the spring reengaged, pushing the follower against the last mag. With every removed magazine, the spring releases tension and feeds the next into position. Four-unit MDPs are the most commonly deployed, but larger eight- and-ten unit variants are available, particularly to expeditionary assault troops like marines. These models are worn around the back of the belt.
dArhengel Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago
I see a problem with this. Unlike what is shown in movies soldiers don't trow away spent magazines but put them in the same place where the fresh magazine was taken from, so that they can be refilled when returning to base. With the system that you present here there is no way to do that and the magazine would probably have to be discarded.
Wouldn't it be more logical to have a system were the spent magazine is loaded in one end pushes the stack of magazines away and out the other end comes a fresh magazine? This way reloading would be seeded up compared to current practices. Also this sort of dispenser could be mounted on the chest to act as supplementary Armour.
MOAB23 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Magazines that still have rounds in them (or retained empty ones) are generally put in a dump leg bag to avoid reloading them. The way the dispenser works is like a magazine itself, with a spring at the closed end and a follower. That would block you from reinserting the magazines.

The system as a whole would only wok on the front or back of the waist, placed laterally, or on the thigh, placed vertically. Other positions would inhibit magazine extraction too much, or block additional equipment.

There's also the risk that if you apply them to the torso, say on both sides of the chest, a round could hit them and cause a rather catastrophic cook off. 
BeadedGreenLizard Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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