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#1 vintageproductions

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 06:03 PM

The one thing I love about collecting Vietnam era items, esp. elite pieces, is as soon as you think you have seen everything a photo will pop up you have never seen before. In this months Soldier Of Fortune magazine there is a article about the China Boys Mike Force. In the article is this killer photo.
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It looks like he is wearing a Australian fatigue shirt. On the sleeve is a silk woven 3rd Corps "China Boy" mike force patch. Above it is a Airborne tab and then either a Ranger or a Recon tab. On his left chest is a name strip ( Pier Teyek) then a RECON strip and US jump wings. Above his right chect pocket is a ARVN Special Forces pattern silk woven jump wing.
This is one of those uniforms, that if you saw it on Ebay, everyone would post it here on the Forum, tearing it apart as to what is wrong with it.
Again, what a killer photo.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 06:06 PM

Fantastic !!!!

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 07:06 PM

Obvious fake put together by someone who has not read all those books on what Vietnam era uniforms are supposed to look like...LOL!

Exceptions, exceptions, exceptions... the only rule to Vietnam collecting is that there were exceptions to any preconcieved notion one might have.

#4 kjones5452

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 07:08 PM

Obvious fake put together by someone who has not read all those books on what Vietnam era uniforms are supposed to look like...LOL!

Exceptions, exceptions, exceptions... the only rule to Vietnam collecting is that there were exceptions to any preconcieved notion one might have.

Ain't it the truth. Happens all the time.

#5 snake36bravo

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 07:19 PM

Neat photo. I haven't bought a SOF since the 80s. Looks like I need to start again.

#6 Spike

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 08:13 PM

TOLD ya it was a killer pic.

#7 vintageproductions

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 08:28 PM

Yup, Spike you did. Plus you wouldn't stop calling until I got it. But I am definately glad I did buy this issue.

#8 TrenchfootJoe66

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 10:59 AM

Ok, I admit it, using my jedi like photo shop skills Ive fooled you all.

#9 kammo-man

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 09:47 PM

Great picture !

Just seeing this now.

owen



#10 BILL THE PATCH

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 04:05 AM

Great picture !
Just seeing this now.
owen

You were the first to respond?,

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#11 Spike

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 10:40 PM

Great picture !

Just seeing this now.

owen

 

Your reply.......Posted 21 March 2011 - 07:06 PM

Fantastic !!!!


#12 Blacksmith

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 03:11 AM

Somebody take Owens keys...

#13 Hookemhorns88

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 06:08 AM

It is Deja Vu all over again!

#14 Allan H.

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 07:49 AM

I realize that a picture of a picture doesn't always have the best results, but I figured that I would enlarge the central figure in the photo to make some of the details a little more easy to see. I know that I am seeing a lot more to this uniform than what i was seeing in the first photos. 

 

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#15 Spy vs Spy

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 03:13 AM

Bob, thanks for sharing this amazing photo with us that have very limited access to SOF.

Best regards
Martin


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