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It’s worth showing the difference between mint unwashed uniform Smith and the Martin.
It’s the same 64 print only probably hundreds of washes in the hand me down Martin.
The mint set has very rich dark colors.


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A very famous officer who cut his teeth in Vietnam wearing Bulletproof pattern.
He got hit and survived to lead an Army decades later in the desert.
I wonder if he kept his suit as that is one I would personally enjoy seeing.


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Owen, this is a subject I know almost nothing about. But i get the feeling that is gonna change real soon.  Thanks for your effort to document this. And for making it fairly easy for someone at my level to follow along. 

 

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This is a very interesting thread.
 
What is sausage skin?
 
Some great pieces Owen and depth of knowledge beyond my understanding.

Bob
I got plenty of good stuff to follow!
Mikie
It’s a deep subject !
Man
Sausage is the name the French used for the original British winter camouflage suits.
Owen


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Here’s a Cammo article I did with Paul 18 years ago on Vietnam camouflage.
We were pictured for the front cover and I am wearing a set of Bulletproof Cammo’s for the impression.
I am on the left Paul on the right.


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Here’s Captain King wearing a one piece jump suit made from a 2 piece set.
Suit is fully badged to him and has a zippered front.
It’s a very unique uniform in 1962 print.
From a collectors point of view it’s special to have an actual uniform and photo of it being worn like this.


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One feature of the King Bulletproof suit is the addition of a first aid pocket that’s commonly seen only on tiger shirts.
King had many uniforms and obviously he customized this set to include this pocket.
The twill US produced patch is tailor sewn on pocket.
Something I have rarely seen on a combat uniform.
As a MACV adviser it was cool to look good in front of your troops.
Captain King was that in every way in all of his uniforms.


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As in all Captain Kings suits there were present pin punches from Vietnamese captain rank present.
Some on pocket some in chest.
I added a period set that were matching like this.


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