KIWIS IN VIETNAM 65-71

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    KIWIS IN VIETNAM 65-71

    Post by onward288 on Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:36 pm

    Some Ranger squadron gear. 90% of kit was US, Aussie or UK sourced as the Wars we were fighting then dictated our supply chain in SEA











    RNZIR Victor and Whiskey Coys







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    Post by KiwiWarrior1994 on Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:50 pm

    Nice photos bro, I do Have to say the EDRL Pattern is rather cool .
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    Post by filupe on Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:29 pm

    Ditto - nice uber rare non-ripstop ERDL jacket. Very cool gear set-ups too. Small-point is that the green Aussie/NZ webbing has a post-war waterbottle cover (no stitching).
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    Post by onward288 on Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:36 am

    Lol nice spotting
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    Post by Flecktarn Australia on Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:14 am

    My next door neighbour back in Auckland was RNZAF during Vietnam. Used to transport US troops in and out of hotspots - might have been for 173rd Airborne whom I know the NZ forces worked closely with - not sure. Memory fuzzy. A few stories, I tell ya! I remember in the 80's you could buy ERDL BDUs and Tigerstripes in NZ surplus stores real easy.
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    Post by saltefanden on Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:20 am

    I'm crazy about the rain jackets! And the boonie hat is a first for me!

    So very cool gear, hard to imagine its older than I am!
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    Post by KiwiWarrior1994 on Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:43 pm

    would any of you lad happen to have a Vietnam war era M65 Webbing harness Im looking for one My british type 58 harness is starting to wear out.
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    Post by KiwiWarrior1994 on Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:45 pm

    those Rain coats are aussi pattern ha Iv never seen clothing Items of it
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    Post by Flecktarn Australia on Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:24 pm

    KiwiWarrior1994 wrote:would any of you lad happen to have a Vietnam war era M65 Webbing harness Im looking for one My british type 58 harness is starting to wear out.

    Do you mean M1956 LCE kit?
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    Post by panzerwerk on Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:07 pm

    Great Collection of Kit !!!!!!!!!
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    Post by KiwiWarrior1994 on Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:39 am

    Flecktarn Australia wrote:
    KiwiWarrior1994 wrote:would any of you lad happen to have a Vietnam war era M65 Webbing harness Im looking for one My british type 58 harness is starting to wear out.

    Do you mean M1956 LCE kit?

    what the Kiwis had in Vietnam .
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    Post by onward288 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:42 am

    Prize Waiouru museum shirts





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    Post by filupe on Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:51 am

    Killer shirts! Looks like the ERDL owner may have worked with the FANK, possibly as part of the AATTV contingent with the UITG - a rare piece indeed!
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    Post by Mercenary25 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:50 pm

    Nice stuff!


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    Post by onward288 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:54 pm

    Thank Sue for letting me finger the goods the OG shirt is in the Osprey ANZACs in VN book.
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    Post by KiwiWarrior1994 on Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:01 am

    Hi guys I need your help on something Im planning on doing a Vietnam Era RNZIR Airsoft loadout to go alogn with an M16 Im lookign at getting end of the year. I know the NZ soldiers used Jungle Greens and all but did the NZSAS use M16's in the Vietnam war ? Im planning on trying to get hold of some US Tiger Stripe to compensate for it . What do you guys think and How should I go about my loadout?

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