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Borealis March 19th, 2012 11:27

My first Vietnam infantry impression
I was going for a 1967-68 rifleman load out, but I still need jungle boots and a proper insignia. The one I have is like a shiny colorful target on my arm.

hollywood... March 19th, 2012 11:33

good job

5kull March 19th, 2012 13:10

Very nice loadout. I cant wait to see everyone in the field:)

Graham March 20th, 2012 19:23

Looks good so far!

Porkchop March 20th, 2012 21:14

Very cool, btw not everyone had OD insignia in 1968. They were just starting.

BoomHoweR March 20th, 2012 21:19

Good start..for a grunt.
but really good job dude.
get on Historic airsoft in grahams post there....check us out.

shiftsup March 20th, 2012 22:28

Nice start.

Sky Soldier should put on his M1C Helmet though.

The PAVN in the Central Highlands are going to shower you with Type 36 and B-40's.

Borealis March 20th, 2012 22:54

You mean this. ;)

shiftsup March 20th, 2012 23:05

Yeah that.

You are going to need it where you are headed Sky Soldier.

Borealis March 21st, 2012 21:06


Originally Posted by Porkchop (Post 1625316)
Very cool, btw not everyone had OD insignia in 1968. They were just starting.

In fact 1966 was the first year when the army started issuing OD insignias, but it wasn't before 1967 that all the men had one (officially).

But you're right, some units where very reluctant to give up their «colors» and semi-officially never made the transition. The cavalry and airborne divisions where the most difficult to convince and my unit, the 173d airborne, was one of those with the 101st and 82d.

Thanks, you made me look at the history of my unit with more details. Now I know that I'm period correct. :)
Casper Pilot WO1 Gary Horowitz, Unk, Unk & Pilot CW2 Bud Carroll 1970

Graham March 22nd, 2012 00:51

Not a lot of guys would rock their flashlight on the harness, either. During the day it would reflect light off the lens as well as make more rattle noise.

Keep on keepin' on!! Join us on the HAA, we welcome all Canadian historical airsofters :)

mills0 March 25th, 2012 10:45

Awesome loadout dude, would love to do one myself

McKee March 25th, 2012 10:57

Looks good dude. Need an M56 compass pouch though "omg anachronism!!". You're going to give jay forbes a stroke!

beastor May 12th, 2012 08:04

Looking pretty sweet Borealis!

Yeah my only real quibble would be the lack of helmet (who WOULDN'T want to wear the iconic M1 steel pot for a Nam G.I impression?! weird....:D)

Borealis May 13th, 2012 00:54

I've got a real VN M1 (look 6 posts upward), but I wanted to know how I looked with a Boonie hat.
I saw a lot of period photos of soldiers "relaxing" at the base camp with headcaps or boonie hats, so I wanted one in my kit.

p.s.: I think I look like a dork with the boonie, I don't think I'm gonna use it. :)

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