Early SASR chest rigs.

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    Early SASR chest rigs.

    Post by aussie digger on Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:01 am

    Hi all,

    As one or 2 of you know I picked up a large lot of equipment and some uniforms from a long serving member and apparent hoarder from SASR. Here are some of the interesting parchute loft made or modified rigs. This is from the same guy as the DPDU trial CUTS and the platacam issued trial CUTS shirt. There was also some 2nd pattern DPDU in the mix.

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    Post by aussie digger on Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:02 am

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    Post by aussie digger on Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:06 am

    Early wildsports ambush pouch modified into a chest rig. Converted into a ches rig and had tabs added to convert it fro 3 round mags, painted in woodland colors with desert browns and grays added.

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    Post by aussie digger on Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:07 am

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    Post by aussie digger on Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:11 am

    Entirely scratch made rig with 40mm sized elastic, originaly green with a black wash in parts then painted in browns. (all the colours on these rigs look far brighter because of my camera flash)


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    Post by aussie digger on Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:14 am

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    Post by aussie digger on Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:17 am

    1999 dated bronzewing rig, the top pouch is just there for storage and just stuck on with the velcro. Has language prompts on the top of the mag pouch.

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    Post by aussie digger on Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:19 am

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    Post by aussie digger on Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:21 am

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    Post by aussie digger on Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:24 am

    Desert cam'd chest rig made from sewing on the old screw on pouches

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    Post by aussie digger on Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:26 am

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    Post by aussie digger on Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:29 am

    And lastly a early version desert DPM peacekeeper rig with the straps to the mag pouches removed.

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    Hope you guys like them.

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    Re: Early SASR chest rigs.

    Post by lammasulyon on Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:32 am

    aussie digger wrote:Early wildsports ambush pouch modified into a chest rig. Converted into a ches rig and had tabs added to convert it fro 3 round mags, painted in woodland colors with desert browns and grays added.

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    great stuff mate! love the modular vest- would have been the most sf looking thing in its time

    what kind of op would this rig be used for? it seems to small even for a day ops

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    Post by aussie digger on Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:56 am

    In the early days these were made as swimmers rigs. In the very early days of afghanistan there was allot of use of these small battle bra style rigs as they were mainly mounted in LRRVs so not far from their gear.

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    Post by lammasulyon on Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:30 am

    thanks for the info

    how lax were the RAR battalions on this type of modded gear, espcially the recons plts??

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    Post by aussie digger on Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:41 am

    To be honest im not too sure about the RARs around that period. whilst iv been in its varied so much its not even funny, the CDF directive and how its been interpereted have made allot of difference, when it first came in everything had to be issued and un modified then they figured out nearly everyone had cut the dividers out of their mag pouches as everyone was told to do in kapooka so they had to change that as their wernt enough to replace them all, then they loosened off and any rig was fine it just needed to have issued mag and pyro pouches.

    I do remember hearing from people that only guys that had completed the recon course were allowed to paint there gear. What period are you interested in?

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    Post by lammasulyon on Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:27 am

    thanks for the info, very interested in the gulf war to interfet period- theres not much info on 90s modified kit (regular and SF)

    did CDF (or whatever they called it back then) allow the use of the south african vest? or was it just for recon units?

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    Post by aussie digger on Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:32 am

    To be honest im not sure what was common in the early 90s. I know the CDF directive only came in last few years.

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    Re: Early SASR chest rigs.

    Post by peace_benny5405 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:13 am

    The handpainted RAR stuffs in 2003 i got .







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    Re: Early SASR chest rigs.

    Post by aussie digger on Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:25 am

    Nice one, very cool to see it in a pic!

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    Post by Mercenary25 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:02 pm

    Your post made me wanting to collect Aussie stuff from OEF.

    Could you also post them in Ox2 forum? Thanks!


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    Re: Early SASR chest rigs.

    Post by aussie digger on Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:12 am

    Hi mate,

    Yes I plan on moving it over there, I am just trying to do a bit more research to tie it all in with the OEF/OIF theme, problem is finding open source pics to post up!

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    Re: Early SASR chest rigs.

    Post by Platypus44 on Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:33 am

    great thread, that Desert DPM Peace Keeper issued to 1 Sqn with some Auscam
    4 RAR Cdo only got Auscam

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