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Old March 19th, 2012, 11:27   #1
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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.


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Old March 19th, 2012, 11:33   #2
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Old March 19th, 2012, 13:10   #3
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Very nice loadout. I cant wait to see everyone in the field
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Old March 20th, 2012, 19:23   #4
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Looks good so far!
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Old March 20th, 2012, 21:14   #5
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Very cool, btw not everyone had OD insignia in 1968. They were just starting.
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Old March 20th, 2012, 21:19   #6
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Good start..for a grunt.
but really good job dude.
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Old March 20th, 2012, 22:28   #7
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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.
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Old March 20th, 2012, 22:54   #8
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You mean this.

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Old March 20th, 2012, 23:05   #9
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Yeah that.

You are going to need it where you are headed Sky Soldier.
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Old March 21st, 2012, 21:06   #10
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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.


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Old March 22nd, 2012, 00:51   #11
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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.

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Old March 25th, 2012, 10:45   #12
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Awesome loadout dude, would love to do one myself
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Old March 25th, 2012, 10:57   #13
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Looks good dude. Need an M56 compass pouch though "omg anachronism!!". You're going to give jay forbes a stroke!
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Old May 12th, 2012, 08:04   #14
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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....)
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Old May 13th, 2012, 00:54   #15
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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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