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    Post by belgium_one on Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:02 am

    Hello

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    Post by Antarmike on Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:17 am

    Splendid, One question though. I am struggling to find a Belgian grenade that sits happily and securely in the side grenade loops of the magazine pouches. Have you any idea what grenades the Belgians might have carried in these? Does anyone have any in service photos?
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    Post by belgium_one on Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:19 am

    Hello Smile

    this model :

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecar_M72

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    Post by CollectinSteve on Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:16 pm

    Excellent presentation! Those trousers are tough to find. Great to see them in matching condition with the smock.

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    Post by Antarmike on Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:48 pm

    belgium_one wrote:Hello  Smile

    this model :

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecar_M72

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    I have tried M72 / PRB 423 / PRB 446 but I was never entirely happy with how they sat (but obviously the pouch was designed for an American grenade, not a Belgian one.

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    Have you any pictures of how the grenades were carried/

    i have found two possible ways it could be done but i don't want to incorrectly display the item!

    xrrying with the spoon outside the pouch works but ovviusly there is some danger of the ring catching something and the pin being pulled, the spoon is then free to fly of, then 4 seconds later you realise  (or don't as the case may be) that you didn't want to do that!

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    They will fit with the spoon inside the pouch where is less likely to catch, but the way the dtrap and the popper close does not seem as natural

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    Either way the pouch seems too big for the grenades.
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    Post by Wolverine on Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:34 pm

    There was some discussion of the grenade problem on the M71 webbing thread. The short of it was that little straps were sewn underneath the pockets and/or the pockets were removed.
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    Post by belgium_one on Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:20 am

    Others pictures :

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    with backpack :
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    Post by belgium_one on Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:40 am

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    Post by Wolverine on Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:41 pm

    Nice photos of the M71 equipment there.
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    Post by Martin on Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:53 pm

    Very nice display. I think I had that Raids issue. Is Raids magazine still around?
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    Post by vonstuck on Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:27 pm

    Martin wrote:Very nice display. I think I had that Raids issue. Is Raids magazine still around?
    Yes! And it is most thick than beginning, with plenty of news for upgrowth material and news for all "conflit" small or big
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    Post by abefroman on Tue May 01, 2018 10:28 am

    belgium_one wrote:Others pictures :

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    with backpack :
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    Are these American pouches?
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    Post by belgium_one on Wed May 02, 2018 2:56 pm

    Hello Smile

    no , they didn't have any US stamps , these are civil manufactures

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    Post by Wolverine on Wed May 02, 2018 3:27 pm

    Wait, which pouches are we talking about now?
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    Post by belgium_one on Wed May 02, 2018 4:06 pm

    The Alice m16 30rds pouch

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    Post by Wolverine on Wed May 02, 2018 4:45 pm

    Ah, okay.
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    Post by belgium_one on Thu May 10, 2018 10:15 am

    The grenade model used by belgian army

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    Post by Antarmike on Thu May 10, 2018 10:34 am

    belgium_one wrote:The grenade model used by belgian army

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    Grenade is practice grenade, either PRB Nr282 or M73prac,  it is a hollow practice version, cast in aluminium of the M72 (PRB nr 423 / Nr 446 grenade) Grenade is fitted with a fuse that produces noise and smoke, but which does not explode the grenade.  The grenade body is reusaeble many times 9I have seen 100 times quoted somewhere)


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    detonated sound and smoke fuse (deflagrator)
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    Combat version of grenade, plastic body with internal framentaion wire coil and ball bearing
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    Post by Antarmike on Thu May 10, 2018 11:08 am

    The radio is of course French manufactured TR-PP-11 VHF FM radio.
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    Post by michelwijnand on Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:38 am

    Looks like that's a SADF type bayonet scabbard on the right in the pic where they're looking at the Raids magazine, looking at the direction the handle is oriented

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