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#26 Copran

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 09:16 PM

Hi Owen,

The shirt had the gaz flap but it was sewn flat by the owner probably in order to have his chest and neck open for more ventilation. The cut is exactely like the Pink Windpoof Airborne set.I had another shirt with cuffs shortened and pen pockets added, unfortunately I sold it for a friend few months ago.

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Hi Copran.
I have been collecting Vietnam camouflage uniforms for 25 years and your heavy weight Invisible Erdl pattern set is fantastic.
In all these years I have only owned the pants.
You have a super rare killer set there.
Well done.
The set is cut just like the 1st pattern windproof uniform.
The shirt has a gas flap?
What is the date in your set?
You have something very special there, in my opinion.
all the best
o



#27 Mr-X

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:05 AM

I'd give just about anything for one of those ARVN Ranger helmets!!!!


Here the ARVN Ranger helmet in my collection.
It is a well worn era WW2 helmet.
The stainless steel reflective band has been removed. I guess the soldier didn't want to make himself a target.
There are no chin straps.
It isn't the often seen yellow and black cammo.
It is black, maroon and lime green.
I once saw a reference to which ARVN ranger battalions painted their helmet in which way. Does anybody know?

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh145/leighm25a/uniforms266.jpg
http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh145/leighm25a/uniforms262.jpg
http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh145/leighm25a/uniforms261.jpg
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#28 rolfi

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 05:34 AM

The woman in the BW photo is Madame Ho Thi Que; the wife of Major Le Van Dan the commander of the 44th Biet Dong Quan. In 1965 he shot and killed her; claiming she attacked him after finding him with another woman.

#29 kammo-man

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 08:30 AM

Thanks for the info
I want to own one of those sets one day
o

#30 hochiminhtrail

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 09:00 AM

if you want to learn something about Ranger helmets read this thread, it s quite long and has several different opinions on this matter

http://www.wehrmacht...o...632&page=58

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#31 Copran

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 01:21 PM

other pics of Lady Tiger

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 01:22 PM

After the battle

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#33 Copran

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 01:23 PM

I forget to tell that all the pics are from BDQ34 from one of his fellow veteran

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 01:26 PM

Statistics from the DAN CHI Operations:

- 115 VC KIA, 2 prisonners
- 27 ARVN KIA, 30 WIA (14 light wounds, 16 heavily wounded)

And the lis of captured weapons

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 01:29 PM

Other pic

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 01:29 PM

Radio operator

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 01:31 PM

Capt Butler

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 01:31 PM

Williams

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Posted 14 June 2008 - 05:29 AM

Very nice photos Copran http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif Thanks for sharing mate.

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Posted 14 June 2008 - 05:50 AM

Thanks guys to share us all these nice pics....
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#41 Copran

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 02:02 PM

Hello,

Here is my first attempt to make mannekin in Ranger in Beogam camo Uniforms. If you have a CBS Vietnam a Television History by Walter Cronkite, you can see a lot of rangers wearing this pattern in the episod of Tet Offensive (when we have 2 US rangers advisors interviewed).

Since I'm notcollecting weapon, even de-mil ones, the display is only about the uniforms and webgear. Any comment is welcomed.

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#42 nguoi tien su

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 11:35 PM

Copran, it does look good !
Cheers!
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#43 Mr-X

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 02:39 AM

Looks good mate http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 02:55 AM

Hi All

Some pics of BDQ PARTY SHIRT

Cheers J

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#45 beogam

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 02:55 AM

Suite

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 02:56 AM

Suite

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 03:02 AM

Suite thai label tailor

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 10:03 AM

Where is your guys head?
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 05:54 AM

A BDQ SSI worn on a ARVN ERDL shirt.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 05:56 AM

The BDQ qualification badge.

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