The helmet was put in a duffel bag after he returned to the states and stayed there. Because a large amount of these covers were needed quickly for the Kuwait war, it was decided that the foliage slits were not necessary, thus making production faster. They were al … so in extreme weather and had barely any food. No toilet paper use water or leafs. The respect they deserve is just starting to filter down and hopefully now they can feel appreciated. Naturally some veterans will say 80 to 100 pounds. Details are where it counts.
I will keep it simple. I guess the Army was issued the standard green ones, but the Marines either went without or made their own out of inner tubes. All experienced the horrible heat temperature of South East Asia. The 173rd did not wear flak jackets because of the heat and heavy load. Be careful not to get carried away. Answer also some world war two helmets with front seam had fixed bales and rear seam helmets had swivel bales.
The P-38 was an extremely simple, lightweight, multipurpose tool. Be sure to keep an eye out for dates on these packets. This was given as a gift to a fellow Sailor in 1968. Straight leggers also carried 3 to 6 or more hand grenades and a bayonet. Good condition overall with some staining from hard use. They were mostly South Vietnamese citizens recruited by North Vietnam agents to help the North fight to unify Viet Nam. The more men you had, the less amount of time you would have to pull guard stay awake , the hours of dark … ness were divided up between the amount of men the unit had.
The strap is black metal that clips onto the bale with forward arch. No flush toilets dig a hole! You will know which way round it goes as the liner will fit snug into the helmet. I've looked on Ebay at the death cards but am not sure if they are what was actually ussed by the troops. In Vietnam, the green portion of the reversible fabric camouflage was normally worn outermost. All of these items, added to his steel helmet, gave him a miserable extra 30, 40 or more pounds to carry in the extreme humidity, thru knee deep mud, and up jungle strewn hill tops. Not all but enough to make an impression on the soldiers. It has four concealable Infra Red reflecting patches The black squares.
An elastic band, intended to hold additional camouflage materials, was often worn around the helmet to further hold the cover in place. In the 1960s through 1970s, the type commonly seen in the United States Army and Marine Corps was a reversible fabric cover called the Mitchell Pattern, with a leafy green pattern on one side and orange cloud pattern on the other. Helmet covers and netting would be applied by covering the steel shell with the extra material tucked inside the shell and secured by inserting the liner. P-38 Can Opener A small metal device for opening cans. The best part is you can cut it to any size you want - nice and neat, or rough and irregular.
In place of the chinstrap, the nape strap inside the liner was counted on to provide sufficient contact to keep the helmet from easily falling off the wearer's head. Their own country had turned on them. The rim edge of the shell has a crimped metal band running around it, which provides a clean edge. This is particularly true of ' helmets, which are variants known as the and M2 Helmets, which used special liners with multi-point retention straps to prevent undesired movement of the helmet during descent. The first picture shows the extra chinstrap used to stabilise the helmet.
Stick you current smokes in the case to hide the new wrapper. The picture above shows that the label has been cut off by someone to make it look more like an authentic item. Production was done by McCord Radiator and Manufacturing Company and Schlueter Manufacturing Company. The picture below shows the back of the cover with the soldier's name written on top of the cable flap. Bug Juice Insect Repellent A small plastic bottle with screw lid containing sweet smelling liquid to keep the flies away.
C-Ration Spoon A white plastic spoon that came with the C-Rations accessory pack. Love my Nam Guys and this is important piece of history. Search Engine Optimisation provided by - Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Tired condition but a real camo. This particular individual has two stamps, partly overlapping.