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    Re: Vietnam Reference Q&A

    These pictures were posted earlier, I don't know if the original poster(s) realise they are Australians(Captions from the Australian War Memorial):


    South Vietnam. 1970-01. Typical of the load carrried by Australian soldiers on operations is that of Sergeant (SGT) Peter Buckney. He is moving along a jungle path during Operation Atherton in southern Long Khanh province. SGT Buckney's unit, D Company of 8th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (8RAR), was conducting its first major operation since arriving in Vietnam in November 1969.


    South Vietnam. 1970-07. Australian adviser Captain (CAPT) Peter Shilston checks over the radio that a cordon was around a Montaguard village in central South Vietnam before sweeping through to search it.

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    Re: Vietnam Reference Q&A

    I've just got the 19 part "Nam Experience" magazines through the post, has some awesome photos in it and makes for great reference material!

    You can pick them up on ebay for pretty cheap, I only paid £8 for mine and that was delivered! Already got two bashes lined up from them!
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    Re: Vietnam Reference Q&A

    I'm replacing my Vietcong regular's gear and wondered which is the most accurate cloth AK chest rig to use?
    Also are there replacements available for the grenade holder, knife, hat, belt and what not?
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    Re: Vietnam Reference Q&A

    Also did the Vietncong use the grenade attachment and bayonet on the ak?
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    Quote Originally Posted by J3D1 View Post
    Also did the Vietncong use the grenade attachment and bayonet on the ak?
    Bayonets Im sure. But there was no grenade launcher attachment for the AK47 in the 60's (We americans were just feilding the M203 in 1969 and that wasnt on a large scale).
    There was a picture I saw once of a vietcong using an Mosin Nagat with a rifle grenade attached, but the only other time Ive seen a vietcong/NVA with a grenade launcher was in another picture but it was an M79

    Edit: I had the wrong rifle listed, it was the mosin nagat
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    Re: Vietnam Reference Q&A

    Any idea what Animal Mother has hanging off the back off the back of his pouch @ 03:00?
    Is it a gas mask bag?

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    Re: Vietnam Reference Q&A

    Also does his belt kit look like he has three water bottles and a pack (plus thing hanging down)?
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    Im 90% sure thats his gasmask bag hanging, but as for the canteens I cant tell, did you try watching the part where they are walking behind the tanks? you might get a better view of his web gear in that scene

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    Yup he's only got two mate.
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    Re: Vietnam Reference Q&A

    Fantastic photos !!
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    Re: Vietnam Reference Q&A

    Here's my contribution I hope it helps someone. I Found these during my research.


    All-purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Re: Vietnam Reference Q&A

    Hum, these are reenactors, see the ALICE pack.

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    Re: Vietnam Reference Q&A

    Saint - What's wrong with the ALICE? They used them in Vietnam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by major.rod View Post
    Saint - What's wrong with the ALICE? They used them in Vietnam.
    yep, 1973 to be exact, it's on the reference below the picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by major.rod View Post
    Saint - What's wrong with the ALICE? They used them in Vietnam.
    ALICE wasn't introduced until 1973, and never made it to Vietnam. If you see nylon gear that looks like ALICE gear, it's actually M1967 stuff. One thing I have never seen in all my research has been anybody wearing an entire rig of M1967. It appears that the stuff only trickled into Vietnam, meaning occasionally you'll see some nylon in a see of canvas.


    Here are some photos from 4/31, 196th LIB, Americal Division.










    I'd say there are about 2500 of photos like these here:
    31st U.S. Infantry Regiment Association - Home > Vietnam


    Really a great resource for Vietnam research, or at least for this unit.

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    Re: Vietnam Reference Q&A

    apologies if this link has already been referenced here...

    Vietnam War '67 - '68 Photo Gallery by Dave Berry at pbase.com

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    Re: Vietnam Reference Q&A

    I was thinking of doing a Vietnam bash and this thread is oh so helpful. I do have a question though. The Wild Works uniform set, what part of the war is that from? I would assume since it comes with an M14 its the onset, but does the rest of the gear match? I'd like to do a grunt from like 1967-8. Should I use this set as a start, or is there a better uniform? Thanks.
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    Make sure you're going for a Marine as all his accessories are Marine issued. I'm not sure if it's the best as I bought this set because It's the only one I saw that came loaded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drill SGT Navarro View Post
    Make sure you're going for a Marine as all his accessories are Marine issued. I'm not sure if it's the best as I bought this set because It's the only one I saw that came loaded.
    My idea is for like a grunt wearing his OD tee and FLAK vest, and other gear. Making him a Marine seems fine. I want to use the UFC Tito Ortiz hs on the TT Advanced body, both are pre-ordered. I just want to be accurate. Being I want to make it circa 1968, he would need an M16, right?? What gear can I use from that Wild Works set?? Might I be better off just getting loose pieces??
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    Any idea on the accuracy of SOTW unis??
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    I have another question. Where or how did soldiers carry extra rounds for the M79? I want to use one on my bash and I have the shoulder rig from the Comedian figure. Would something like that have been used? I think not. I would like to be as accurate as possible.
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    Re: Vietnam Reference Q&A

    IVe heard the claymore bag more often then anything

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    Re: Vietnam Reference Q&A

    This is a terrific resource. Thanks to everyone who posted here.

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    Re: Vietnam Reference Q&A

    pic request of NVA/VC with DP light machine gun

    anyone have photos of north vietnamese soldiers and vietcong with DP light machine gun? thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drunkpunk View Post
    pic request of NVA/VC with DP light machine gun

    anyone have photos of north vietnamese soldiers and vietcong with DP light machine gun? thanks in advance.
    I dont have any photos but Ive seen a video clip of some VC standing on a sampan and fireing one at a passing jet. If its WW2 Russian equipment I think its safe to assume some VC/NVA some where was using it

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    Quote Originally Posted by JokersWarPig View Post
    I dont have any photos but Ive seen a video clip of some VC standing on a sampan and fireing one at a passing jet. If its WW2 Russian equipment I think its safe to assume some VC/NVA some where was using it

    thanks! yes the DP was used in vietnam.

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    Re: Vietnam Reference Q&A

    Many was killed in that war...

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    Re: Vietnam Reference Q&A

    While i know that this is a old thread, I thought I should resurrect it with some videos I found on YouTube, they are films shot in country and show various aspects of the Vietnam War.

    US Army 1st. Cav in Vietnam
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k9yZKjE6Ro]‪First Air Cavalry Division: Airmobile - The Big Picture‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]

    An Unique War
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--VDX2tfv8c]‪Unique War (1966)‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]

    Air Mobility Team in Vietnam
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_ICP-ULLJQ]‪The Army Air Mobility Team - The Big Picture‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]

    Ready to Strike
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fl-T8JcshLA]‪READY TO STRIKE‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]

    The 9th Infantry Division (Old Reliables) in Vietnam
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0Syzj1rO3w]‪NINTH INFANTRY DIVISION, THE‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]

    I will post more if you guys want, there should be more full length documentaries and such on You Tube. I hope this helps for all those who are interested in the weapons and gear used in Vietnam during the war.
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