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    Post by onward288 on Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:37 pm

























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    Post by Warrior Kiwi on Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:50 pm

    When do they begin to issue this widely?
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    Post by 2/1kiwi on Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:04 pm

    some units are getting them within the next few months
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    Post by Warrior Kiwi on Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:21 pm

    I doubt TF will get them for ages then Neutral
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    Post by 2/1kiwi on Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:25 pm

    lol. Not until the RF have got them. The end of 2014 was the allotted date, but who knows?

    I saw the q guys on Thursday bagging up alot of DPM gear that was being sent away to TF units. Packs, bivy bags, wet weathers and uniforms etc.

    The second to last RF basic will be the first to be issued the new uniforms.

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    Post by 2/1RNZIR on Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:08 pm

    2/1 will not be able to wear them until every single soldier has them so it could take alittle while, I'm sure D Company are getting them for their US excercise this year, does anyone know if we are getting j hats or caps?
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    Post by 2/1kiwi on Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:11 pm

    a little bird tells me i will be seeing you in the very near future Trin.....lol

    But dont worry, we take their pocket knifes off them.....sometimes lol


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    Post by Bolty717 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:42 am

    Following pics from the sizing activity in Linton last week.







    There is a boonie hat, but the sizing stoc kwas in UN blue as were most of the clothing.
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    Post by 2/1kiwi on Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:13 am

    How was the smock, is it a improvement over the current one?
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    Post by Bolty717 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:19 am



    Didnt get a real good picture of it, its a funny materail thats like a softshell but without the fleece. Got a bit of stretch in it, layout is ok. Not as bulky and complicated as the DPM opne. The way the sizing went is you were in PT kit, started at one end and were layered up till you got to the end, wearing everything.
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    Post by 2/1kiwi on Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:22 am

    Cheers, so its kind of like the aussie one?
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    Post by Bolty717 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:26 am

    I havent seen an Aussie one up close but Im guessing its along the same lines. I did like the fleece, but I reckon itll be a bit too warm under the smock.

    The boonie hat was ok, wasnt flashed up with any weird crap, although it did have an internal pocket in the top of the hat, no neck bib. However they were the UN blue sizing stock so could be different when issued.

    Heres the kicker, some may have it Apr, but wont be allowed to use it till June
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    Post by 2/1kiwi on Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:33 am

    Will i guess till the whole unit has it?

    lol will have to go back to issue gear until some one finds a source in the new cam..... Very Happy

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    Post by 2/1RNZIR on Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:35 am

    Are they still wearing the full leather KCB in TAD?
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    Post by 2/1kiwi on Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:39 am

    yea bro. They get a pair of Magnums to start with, and a pair of KCB's.
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    Post by Bolty717 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:43 am

    Have you seen the Garatac boot?

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    Post by 2/1RNZIR on Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:46 am

    Have they got the synthetic uppers and KCB sole?
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    Post by Bolty717 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:48 am

    Not sure but Soldiers 5 said that TAD instructors were trialing them. 50 pairs of Tussock boots are coming out soon so the Bde can have a look. Going to be sent to units for the feel good factor. I think they are just brown KCBs.
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    Post by 2/1kiwi on Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:54 am

    I trialed both types of new KCB's.

    The Paratec is like a Magnum, was uncomfortable and is a "camp" only boot.

    The ECW KCB is a good comfortable boot, I was in the river taking a lesson for about a hour and didn't get wet feet.
    The only downfall is the boot is farkin ugly!!
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    Post by Bolty717 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:55 am

    Got any pics? I saw the ECW and has the foreskin on it eh?
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    Post by 2/1kiwi on Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:58 am

    lol yea, will go and take photos of both and post them shortly.

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    Post by 2/1RNZIR on Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:09 am

    That's ok you will only see the bottom of them any way, anything better than the gumboots we have now.
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    Post by 2/1kiwi on Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:21 am



    ECW, These boots are good. Didn't need to break them in, wore them straight from the box.


    Paratech, light, very stiff heel, wore them for about a month. While not bad they are not that good either.

    lol excuse the dust have been sitting in the garage for a while...Wink
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    Post by Bolty717 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:46 am

    The skin isnt as bad as I thought. Bit like the USMC RAT boot. Still they will be obsolete once the MCU comes in, unless a brwon version is coming.

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    Post by 2/1RNZIR on Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:51 am

    Brown/desert suede or smooth leather like the late 90's ugg boot?

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