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#76 Spike

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 01:57 PM

A rifleman coat that was worn by a platoon commander with one of the 3 platoons that operated out of Solid Anchor mid-70. I have pics of the Lt. wearing this coat on an op but due to privacy concerns I can't post them. 

 

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 03:31 AM

Here is my brown dominant radioman float coat. Even though its not my focus i do really dig float coats.

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 03:31 AM

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 07:03 PM

 

That would be an interesting topic.

 

While i found them to be less than comfortable (in my humble thoughts obviously), i was told by more than one person the actually the design was quite practical and appealing to soldiers that the vests were used even later than vietnam war. I've never been able to confirm these words,

Anyway, to support this i have a 90's one made from a woodland bdu (not a taiwan knockoff: a jacket shortened, lined with cordura, cordura pouches attached in a similar layout, with a navy modified oral/co2 inflatable bladder inside) as well as this photo taken in 1992 of SDV team 1, with the rightmost guy that looks like he's wearing a rifleman jacket.

 

Whilst this is during VN, here is a pic of an SASR member wearing a float coat. 

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 05:06 AM

Nice poplin Lge Long poplin rifleman on ebay if anyone if keen

 

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 08:04 AM

Nice jacket. Rifleman in a large size and poplin the way it looks more common to find the ripstop I think.?

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 10:26 PM

Would like to buy one someday, even got a semi auto Stoner in the works.  Well done and thanks for the Military Illustrated article copy!  




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