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  1. Full description reads: "Soldiers of the 1st of the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) Blue Devils, out of Solerno, Afghanistan, wait to be extracted after conducting searches for suspected Taliban and weapons of a compound in the City of Naray, during Operation Devil Shock on Jan. 24, 2003. The operation is to prevent the re-emergence of terrorist activates in Afghanistan. The 1st of the 504th PIR Blue Devils are attached to HHC 1st Brigade 82nd Airborne Division Kandahar Army Airfield, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Preston Cheeks) (Released)" It is cut from this picure, the man should be an embedded photographer. It has a private purchase armor and the Badge on the shoulder is misplaced as it should be on the chest.
  2. It is very cool and I think straps with hooks are for parachute operation, to jump without mounting the pack harness. I have no idea, maybe it's one of the fabled custom packs made for Son Tay raid. On one of the pics I saw one of the member wearing a pack that has shoulder straps made of that kind of webbing. I know, it's not much of a suggestion, but if it's a one-off its history may be lost. A very cool pack nonetheless, even without provenance.
  3. May be a trial for the Battledress System? They went with a lightweight Grey over suit, but the only Pic available looks like it's cut different, but I don't think it's too far from that.
  4. these were made by American Cyanamid Company. i'll take a look if they have NSN. Natick fielded insulation covers for water bottles, the basic picnic style you'll find in stores. DBDU camo, with shoulder strap and alice clips for belt, leg ties and cord closure around bottle neck. Inthink these are rare.
  5. is the Scarf original to the grouping? Photographer Patrick Barth followed 10th SFG Soldiers fighting alongside Kurdish and documented it pretty well, maybe you can recognize your man.
  6. Radio pouch is not period correct, it looks like the one from the ucp kit. The rest is very nice, those raichle boots are a good example of non us made issue item(i always bring them as an example when talking about berry complaint and its exceptions). I think they were sent directly from Germany (that brand doesn't exist anymore since 2009).
  7. I love opfor items, these are neat. Unluckily my set is missing the belt, but luckily i managed to find an aggressor field jacket at a show here in italy (the pattern with covered buttons). Don't have that style of helmet, i have the soviet style plastic one that attaches to an m1 liner.
  8. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190829/5e5f78498c3b7249cdd606a075d6e73d.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190829/5e5f78498c3b7249cdd606a075d6e73d.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190829/6536eeacebe774ae76acbc43a30948ff.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190829/cc92e8994a86441f00bdec9593a88179.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190829/6d2b8ba25a479715bbf0ddcd7549ad09.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190829/82413f03b797974d89d6d037001adcde.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190829/36580a5a53641fa1c714c96f1c4feef5.jpg We have to give credit to 5th sfg soldiers both for having sense of humour anD honoring their Vietnam heritage (DOD pics from a recent training)
  9. Italian issue US pouches with BSM (Battaglione San Marco, italian marines) overstamp.
  10. Isn't its purpose to be used as the waist strap for the medium Alice pack when worn frameless? Without frame you can't mount the lumbar pad and the attached belt, so you use this.
  11. Isn't its purpose to be used as the waist strap for the medium Alice pack when worn frameless? Without frame you can't mount the lumbar pad and the attached belt, so you use this.
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