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    Was Blindicide RL-83 a weapon used by the Netherlands?

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    Post by Antarmike Sat Jan 28, 2023 5:36 am

    I came across this small image that was found on a Dutch Marines website and is simply titled "Blindicide shooting at Merauke in Dutch New Guinea, 1958"
    and later "Black and white photo, reproduction of original print. During a firing exercise near Merauke in 1958, two marines are firing a blindicide anti-tank missile. A third marine watches. On the left are several marines resting."

    I have found no written evidence that the Netherlands ever had examples of Blindicide RL-83, so my question is simply "did they?"

    what are folks thoughts on the uniforms seen.  Dutch Marines? yes/no?

    Was Blindicide RL-83 a weapon used by the Netherlands? Dutch-New-guinea

    EDIT I have since delved deeper into the site and found 17 photos of Marines with Blindicide, so I now know the weapon was used by Dutch Marines. I have an answer, but thank you anyway.
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    Post by Antarmike Sat Jan 28, 2023 7:38 am

    https://www.maritiemdigitaal.nl/index.cfm?event=search.getdetail&id=107039151
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    Post by Wolverine Mon Jan 30, 2023 11:52 am

    Yes, the certainly do appear to be marines.
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    Post by Antarmike Mon Jan 30, 2023 7:03 pm

    Wolverine wrote:Yes, the certainly do appear to be marines.

    Thanks for that.

    Odd that having searched for Blindi information many times over the years, it took until a few days ago for the first Netherlands Marines photo to show in any of my searches.

    The Wiki entry for Blindi has been updated yet again...

    Look what I have coming! Opteik for Blindi.....!!

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    Post by Wolverine Thu Feb 02, 2023 5:52 pm

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