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    Post by jcspencer Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:43 am

    well hi , im james, born in 1993 , grew up watching footage of combat in afganistan and iraq, and most remember OIF and this is where my collecting started, my set up that i would like to go for is a standard marine *if there is such a thing*
    in 2003 , well heres the gear

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    there is a K-pot , full tri colours , black jungle boots dontated by a freind who was in GW1 , an m16a2

    can i ask opinions on the web set as its the one thing that i need to sort

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    Post by lammasulyon Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:43 am

    hi mate, i assume youre new? You should introduce yourself in the introduction thered..

    if youre looking for a 'standard marine setup, you should get an interceptor body armour in woodland, and some DCU/MARPAT camouflages, or some MOPP NBC suits.

    Its rather rare that Marines/soldiers would be weaing a PASGT vest in Iraq in 2003, nevertheless there some photos of Marines/soldiers wearing them, if im not mistaken most tank crewmen were issued them.



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    Post by jcspencer Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:58 am

    ah sorry will work on that

    ive got the full tri colours, and woodland nbc suit also, with full gas mask and hood.
    just recently finished watching '' this is war'' and im trying to ahceive that kind of look ,

    thanks james
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    Post by Gulf91 Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:03 pm

    Ammo pouches im afraid are WAY out of date for that period as they are Vietnam era M56 and also the smoke grenade is British and not US.

    Sorry for the negative waves!!
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    Post by lammasulyon Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:11 pm

    gulf91 is right, probably some ALICE 5.56 would be authentic
    the kpot would probably need marpat/dcu helmet cover with pasgt NVG mount, depending on what youre afta (infntry, recon marine, tanker, etc)
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    Post by drmatz Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:18 pm

    maybe i can help a little... my brother was in iraq in 2003, he was based in kuwait with some SF people, he was an airborne and i am sure he still remembers the kit they were issued...

    i'll try to catch up with him and ill post any photos or info, if i can get any

    cheers
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    Post by jcspencer Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:18 pm

    thanks for the help everyone

    ive managed to grab a molle ranger rack , and im going to serch for the correct pouches ,

    and there is no negitive waves at all !! its all great help Very Happy

    thanks everyone
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    Post by jcspencer Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:25 pm

    or would a woodland LBV be more appropriate?

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    Post by nkomo Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:25 am

    jcspencer wrote:or would a woodland LBV be more appropriate?

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    If it were me, I'd go with a Woodland LBV. The PASGT vest WAS used by a few of the Marines during the early stages of OIF.


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    Post by jcspencer Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:59 am

    just picked up a used LBV in woodland , and my m16 will soon have its new handguard
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    Post by Mercenary25 Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:27 pm

    It all depends on what you want to represent. If you want USMC, then go for three color flak vest cover. It would make a nice early OEF as some reserve units worn flak vests.

    Get LC-2 stuff. Put the 1st aid pouch on the belt instead of on vest.

    Honestly, sign up in another forum, Ox2 ( http://oefoif.forumotion.net/) look through all threads for reference information.


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    Post by misanthropic_gods Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:15 am

    Both Active duty and reserve wore PASGT vests in 2003, there isnt a question about that. The biggest issue here is the load bearing setup.
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    Post by jcspencer Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:27 pm

    Will post pictures of the new lbv with a mix of molle and alice gear and my new day sack

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