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#1 gunbunnyB/3/75FA

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Posted 24 October 2015 - 09:43 AM

hi folks, i have  a issue that perhaps some of our former bluesuiters could answer, which is what color were the storage containers painted, my buddy say they were camo but i think that they were mostly od green, thanks in advance, for any help on this, (a steak dinner at texas roadhouse is in the balance on this). ( mods , feel free to move this if i put it in the wrong place, thanks)  --J.



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Posted 01 November 2015 - 06:11 AM

US Army and Air Force Connex Container:

 

http://app.onlinepho...onnex_1e8fc.jpg



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Posted 01 November 2015 - 05:00 PM

thanks, my buddy's gonna have to pay, lol



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Posted 04 November 2015 - 08:51 PM

Ubiquitous CONEX contaner-used, reused, and modified for every use one could possibly imagine, including living quarters, offices, you name it.

 

We had one we used as a jail for miscreant CIDG.  Others buried for use as bunkers.  Endless other uses.

 

Basic color was OD green, though.



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Posted 13 November 2015 - 07:03 PM

To add to SFMike's qoute Another use in a combat environment when used as bunkers was as Tactical Operations Centers or TOCs as they were commonly called, also Artillery Fire Direction Centers or FDCs as they were commonly called. In example, in March 1971 Fire Support Base Mary Ann of the Americal Division used CONEX's.

 

Those not familiar with this debacle.

 

https://en.wikipedia...of_FSB_Mary_Ann



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Posted 20 November 2015 - 10:50 AM

Thanks for posting that link Patches.

Great read.

Sappers in shorts with soot camouflage can do a lot of damage.



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Posted 23 November 2015 - 11:42 AM

thanks guys for all the comments . i had heard about fsb mary ann but had never found a good  story about it, so  as as kammo-man above said thanks as well for that link.




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