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Here is also a nice photo take in 1965 (Danang).

 

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It seems that the beret is also a Mitchell camo.

 

Hi there,

It looks like a rain coat cutting.

 

Cheers,

B

 

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Hi there,

It looks like a rain coat cutting.

 

Cheers,

B

 

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Strange colours somehow, is it a reproduction coat? :blink:

 

BTW - take care of you 1911 it does not help you w/o a magazine in it ;)


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what do you think of this trousers?

mitchell camo trousers

 

is it something worth the money?

 

These pants were made from a commercial pants from Ranger brand (I think), with large hip cargo pockets to deceive collectors. It s just one of many craps from these Thai sellers (but sometime they have good stuffs)

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Thanks NTS for your pix and hard work !!

 

Do you have photos of you digging at Carol ????

owen

 

Hey Kammo-Man, i'll hit you up with some more photos from Camp Carrol. These are from 2007.

 

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Command bunker

 

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Allot of ammo was still littered on the grownd.

 

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And of curse the Mitchell pattern fabric, i saw pieces this on both Camp Carroll, Khe Sanh, Gio Linh and Con Thien.

 

 

Here's a hat from my collection that i sadly sold off. But it was most likely a reproduction, but it was still pretty neat.

 

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Hi all

The Mitchell pattern is one of those weird patterns that started life as a tent but somehow evolved into all sorts of weird uniform items and combinations .

The USMC issued the tent sometime in the 1950s , any one know the exact date ?

A there was a need for camouflage and the govt did not have an issue uniform the troops took it into their own hands and had items made up into all sorts of weird and wonderfull items .

I have seen caps , covers , uniforms , windbreakers , packs , belts , boonie hats ,survival vests ,field jackets and even garment bags made from this robust , waterproof camouflage fabric .

 

owen

 

Hi Owen, here's a jacket I own and which I started a thread on about two weeks ago, left sleeve shows signs of a faded area around the shape and size of a 1st Cav patch, there are also marks above both front top pockets, on the shoulder loops and another unknown patch shape on the right sleeve.

 

Definitely USMC tent material, with salvaged interior pockets and Velcro tabs from some other M-65 jackets

 

Cheers Lewis

 

 

 

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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The Mitchell pattern has also been worn by several units in the Indonesian army (TNI), for example the KOSTRAD.

When I was over there two years ago I saw quite a few twill jackets with Mitchell pattern being worn by civilians (apparently surplus), which had a shading exactly like that of US Mitchell camo.

 

Judging by the photo below they might still use the pattern with a slightly different shading on modern fabric today.

 

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Cheers!


- Sjef -

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Here's a picture of an Indonesian jacket which (as you van see) looks like an M65, although it doesn't nearly look as nice as yours, Lewis.

 

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Apparently the TNI used the pattern from the 60's until the 80's and it is now again being used in small quantities. I am not sure if they only used their own production or that they at some time in the past used US fabric.

The TNI has many different units and a lot of them wear their own special flashy camouflage.


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That parka may be commercial. The pattern is printed on rip-stop fabric and is not reversible. Uruguayan airborne troops also used this pattern in M65 cut. BTW where did you find that picture?

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Okay, thanks. Was asking cause this jacket is in my collection. ;)

 

 

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Sorry for not giving you credits!


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Hi Owen, here's a jacket I own and which I started a thread on about two weeks ago, left sleeve shows signs of a faded area around the shape and size of a 1st Cav patch, there are also marks above both front top pockets, on the shoulder loops and another unknown patch shape on the right sleeve.

 

Definitely USMC tent material, with salvaged interior pockets and Velcro tabs from some other M-65 jackets

 

Cheers Lewis

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I remember trying that on. had it been a little larger I would have bought it off you (you had just got it with some other stuff) It was very nice and I have wanted one since.

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I recently purchased a Mitchell camouflage cap from forum member kphfun (thanks, Kevin!) and it was unusual enough that I thought it was worth posting. Instead of the 8 point USMC style cap usually seen, this one is shaped like a German M1943 field cap:

 

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It reportedly came from an Army veteran who says he got it in Vietnam from a Marine.


Looking for older Virginia Military Institute items: insignia, uniforms, cadet sabers, documents, and groupings belonging to VMI alumni.

Also interested in Virginia Reserve Militia (VRM) uniforms and insignia, or other items of general Virginia interest.

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The cap is very well made, obviously made by someone who knew what they were doing:

 

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Looking for older Virginia Military Institute items: insignia, uniforms, cadet sabers, documents, and groupings belonging to VMI alumni.

Also interested in Virginia Reserve Militia (VRM) uniforms and insignia, or other items of general Virginia interest.

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It's also fully reversible, with the same degree of finish on the inside as on the outside:

 

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Has anyone ever seen another cap like this? Is this typical Okinawa workmanship? Any information would be appreciated.

 

Bill


Looking for older Virginia Military Institute items: insignia, uniforms, cadet sabers, documents, and groupings belonging to VMI alumni.

Also interested in Virginia Reserve Militia (VRM) uniforms and insignia, or other items of general Virginia interest.

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Just picked up this set from ebay , seller said he had it made from a shelter half in 1971 by a Philippine tailor , the pants have a Talon zipper , the vest has nothing on it , love the bell bottom pants !

 

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Just picked up this set from ebay , seller said he had it made from a shelter half in 1971 by a Philippine tailor , the pants have a Talon zipper , the vest has nothing on it , love the bell bottom pants !

 

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Those are pretty wild (man).

 

Almost looks like the pants have a low rise hip-hugger cut to them.

 

1971...Hmm.

 

I would almost call that set psychedelic.

 

Nice score.

 

JC


 

 

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Hawk, lets see some more pics! That's freaking awesome!


The paint stripping of M1 helmets, particularly protestor helmets, is destruction of history by the very men who claim to protect it.
Always looking for gear and items linked to the following: Joe S. Tamura US Army; Ken Tamura 442nd RCT; Capt. Emerson US Army Medical Corps, Norman Albert Wells Fifth Infantry Division

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Well, you should already know that's a great set! Thanks anyway.


The paint stripping of M1 helmets, particularly protestor helmets, is destruction of history by the very men who claim to protect it.
Always looking for gear and items linked to the following: Joe S. Tamura US Army; Ken Tamura 442nd RCT; Capt. Emerson US Army Medical Corps, Norman Albert Wells Fifth Infantry Division

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