Iraqi Chinese Type 56 AK chest rigs
Arguably the most commonly encountered chest rig in use by the Iraqi forces in the Iran-Iraq War to OIF is the Chinese Type 56. It has 3 pockets for AK magazines and 4 small pockets for grenades or other equipment. The Iraqis sometimes modified these rigs with snap closures on the pockets and D rings.
I was fortunate enough to take pictures of this great chest rig belonging to a friend of mine who then passed it on to me. It was captured in Desert Storm and is unmodified. It has arabic numbers painted across it and writing, typical of an Iraqi used piece. It is a perfect example of an iraqi chest rig that even has the original AK magazines. This one is in the common light green color
Tan Type 56
Here's a well used tan version of the chest rig. Like all Type 56 chest rigs, these were worn from the 1980's to the mid 2000's. The example above was worn during the Invasion of Kuwait in 1990 by an Iraqi soldier, and captured in Desert Storm in 1991.