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#51 kammo-man

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 09:17 AM

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#52 Cadillac15

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 10:28 AM

Chilling on top of my clinic:

 

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Me and my doc (he was awesome as shinola:

 

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And I think one of the very few times I actually wore my boonie:

 

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#53 Cadillac15

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 10:30 AM

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#54 chief_919

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 05:03 AM

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Nice example that came into my shop with some of the less common patches- career counselor and National Guard Recruiter.


#55 lewis505

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Posted 25 June 2016 - 12:26 PM

Received yesterday this never-used set of UCP-Deltas from my "Boss" here at Fort Polk, who was issued them while assigned to 2-508th PIR, 82d Airborne Division in Afghanistan in 2009.  These were operationally tested by 2-508 from the 82d ABN, and 3-61 CAV, a cavalry squadron from 4th ID, both in Afghanistan in 2009.  I think the UCP-D pattern is much better than the silly "Gravel Suit" ACUs as well.

FYI the small nylon square on the left cuff indicates that the uniforms are made of flame-retardant material - same square is on the left cargo pocket flap on the trousers

Chris

 

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Posted 25 June 2016 - 02:08 PM

  GREAT set, Chris.  Thanks for taking the time to share with the forum.



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Posted 25 June 2016 - 02:47 PM

Nice looking UCP-D top!

#58 lewis505

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Posted 25 June 2016 - 03:02 PM

Nice looking UCP-D top!

 

The trousers are with it too - on the hanger underneath the jacket
 



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Posted 25 June 2016 - 03:02 PM

  GREAT set, Chris.  Thanks for taking the time to share with the forum.

 

No sweat brother!



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Posted 25 June 2016 - 03:11 PM

 
The trousers are with it too - on the hanger underneath the jacket
 


I didn't even see the leg sticking out. That makes it even better.

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 02:24 PM

Hi all, 

This is the only ACU I have in my collection because I collect mainly DCUs but I believed it to be interesting. I bought it online in a quite famous us military shop which told me to have received the ACU excatly in this condition with this patches and pins on it.

The ACU is the fire resistant version, complete with captain rank, us army tape and name tape. 

 

However I always had a doubt about this ACU. It is of a captain of the special forces but it has a CAB and not a CIB. According to what I red a special forces captain is eligible for a CIB but this has a CAB. Is there any situation in which this combination of special forces and CAB could be possible or not?

 

Thank you to everyone will answer

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 02:28 PM

Here is a close-up of the SSI and tabs.

 

Airborne tab on left sleeve is sewn together with the patch and seems to be theater made. 

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#63 Roby

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 02:32 PM

Another peculiarity of this ACU is this white plastic bar inside. I think that it was used to have the badges perfectly aligned on the chest.

Any opinion? 

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 04:01 PM

Good evening.  I wouldn't discount the authenticity of this jacket just yet.  Thought it seems unusual I'd think there are circumstances where this configuration of patches/badges could occur.  Perhaps the soldier deployed with SF Command as a non-infantry support personnel earning the right sleeve patch and CAB; returned and went through SFQC earning the Special Forces tab and hadn't yet deployed to earn a CIB when this uniform was worn.

 

With that said what seems different to me is the arrangement of the CAB and Basic Parachutist Badge.  If I'm not mistaken the CAB is senior and should be worn above.  On the other hand the white backing seems to say to me that they were purposely worn this way.  I'd think if it was put together that level of detail (addition of the backing) would be overlooked. I'm curious as to what others have to offer. 


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 01:28 AM

With that said what seems different to me is the arrangement of the CAB and Basic Parachutist Badge.  If I'm not mistaken the CAB is senior and should be worn above.  On the other hand the white backing seems to say to me that they were purposely worn this way.  I'd think if it was put together that level of detail (addition of the backing) would be overlooked. 

Yes you are right and I thought the same thing. Indeed the CAB is group 1 and should be worn above the basic wings, which instead are group 4. 

Let's wait to listen what the others think.



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Posted 30 August 2017 - 11:34 AM

I picked this up in a very large grouping from a garage sale including field worn boots, field gear,  pretty much everything besides helmet and IOTV. He was in the 577th Prime Beef and had been in the USAF for 20 years and was deployed 9 times.

 

I am not sure if the patches are on the right sides, the patches were sold seperate

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 05:33 AM

Very nice, always cool to get them with patches and/or more than one item.



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Posted 23 September 2017 - 07:55 PM

I see a lot of ACUs at the flea market but probably 90% do not have any insignia.  Yesterday at the flea market I found this light weight hooded ACU camouflage blazer manufactured by Blackhawk which I've never come across before and as a bonus the insignia had not been removed.  I also picked up the soldiers identification card, challenge coin and the SSI of the outfit he went to work for after the military.  

 

 

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 08:54 AM

This is the only set I own, it comes from a special forces grouping that I own. I didn't get the badges for the other arm, but you can see the shadowing where the special forces and airborne tab have been.
 
 

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 04:20 PM

Found a patched top at the flea market today.

 

 

 

 

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 07:37 PM

Just wanted to add that as of 10/1/2019, the UCP pattern is no longer used, outside of a few specialized pieces of gear, by the US military.

Consequently, the UCP era of the US Army is now relegated to the history books! UCP ACUs are a retired military uniform like the BDU and DCU.


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