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    Post by abefroman on Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:11 pm

    Here is my Gulf War set up. I still need the desert NBC suit and the rubber band/door insulation for the rim of the helmet I have and the sand and wind goggles.

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    Post by filupe on Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:33 pm

    What is that tied onto the rear of the webbing belt?
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    Post by abefroman on Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:16 pm

    filupe wrote: What is that tied onto the rear of the webbing belt?

    It is the TAP model grenade pouch. You can see that they would roll them like in this picture from Operation Turquoise in Rwanda:
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    Post by Wolverine on Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:28 pm

    Excellent photograph!
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    Post by Camonut314 on Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:39 pm

    I love the AK bayonet on the guy on the right. I have seen numerous photos of them doing this in operation Turquoise. Very nice OP Daguet setup, by the way. I think you should try and get a "Cheche" too, nothing spells french like a bit of vintage fashion, and they are very practical in the desert!
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    Post by PedroPato on Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:20 pm

    Very nice set!
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    Post by abefroman on Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:21 pm

    Another interesting mix match with with the F1 and TAP gear:

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    Post by Wolverine on Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:45 pm

    Very neat - looks like a French version of the M1938 wirecutter pouch is hooked to the belt to the right of the TAP magazine pouch?
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    Post by Camonut314 on Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:47 pm

    Yes, the TAP magazine pouches were used in CRAP units for holding MP5 magazines, no Eagle Industries pouches for the French!
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    Post by Camonut314 on Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:20 pm

    Just found this photo today and decided that this was probably an appropriate place to post it. I was at first intrigued by the use of an M16 w/ M203, but also notice the guy's chest rig!
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    Post by abefroman on Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:10 am

    Camonut314 wrote:Just found this photo today and decided that this was probably an appropriate place to post it. I was at first intrigued by the use of an M16 w/ M203, but also notice the guy's chest rig!
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    Very interesting. I think it's safe to conclude that the M16 and the MP5 SD indicate these guys are special forces.
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    Post by bousquet123 on Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:59 pm

    abefroman wrote:
    Camonut314 wrote:Just found this photo today and decided that this was probably an appropriate place to post it. I was at first intrigued by the use of an M16 w/ M203, but also notice the guy's chest rig!
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    Very interesting. I think it's safe to conclude that the M16 and the MP5 SD indicate these guys are special forces.
    the guys are from 13 RDP (LRRP role)
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    Post by Camonut314 on Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:35 am

    Thanks for the info! I thought they might be marine commandos because they seem to be the only ones armed with M16s that I usually see.
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    Post by Haydamaka on Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:26 am

    abefroman wrote:
    filupe wrote: What is that tied onto the rear of the webbing belt?

    It is the TAP model grenade pouch. You can see that they would roll them like in this picture from Operation Turquoise in Rwanda:
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    The out-sole of the BMJA-65 boots (right guy) seem terrible, as if they were torn and worn out, after dancing on camp's fire ...)))
    I have never seen the out-soles of such boots in so bad condition.

    Any ideas what could happen with them?

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