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Ivydiv

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  1. Ivydiv

    NVA Helmet

    Look on the inside of the canvas liner piece. Sometimes they are named there.
  2. Very sorry to hear of his passing. He was a great guy and a real asset to our hobby. He will be missed. Dave
  3. Today I was showing a friend a new Japanese Type 2 paratrooper rifle I just picked up. The question arouse, did they have a canvas or some other material jump case to house the rifle when they parachuted in? I thought about it, and never recall seeing anything that was used during the jump/landing. Question is, did they have such a case, and does anyone have any reference or photos of it? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Dave
  4. Wow! Great piece. Thanks for sharing. Dave
  5. Very interesting piece. Never seen so many at one time. Like you say, usually one or two but never like this. Cool piece. Dave
  6. Looking forward to some more pictures. Dave
  7. Great helmet. It really talks to you. I love the pieces with character of their own. Dave
  8. If he patch is an "A" it is the 1st Army patch. I can't really tell from the photo. Dave
  9. Italian daggers have sure gone up in price. Great to see your post. Thanks for sharing. I always enjoy your posts. Dave
  10. A link, or a picture would help greatly. A lot of helmets on Ebay.
  11. Glad you got a second opinion. It seems to give credit to what I came up with. Trying to translate any language into English is a problem some time. Sometimes there is not an English word for what you are translating. I think you can get an idea of what it is now. Dave
  12. I looked it up and it said it was this "Because the children of our entire resistance people". It really doesn't make sense on a South Vietnamese piece like this. Someone else will have to help. Dave
  13. It still a neat piece. Thanks for sharing. Dave
  14. The NVA had units assigned to the Viet Cong, especially to fill the ranks after Tet 1968. If you look at NVA medals, the ones with the NVA flag in the middle with a red ribbon with yellow stripes were issue to NVA personal. The NVA medals with a red ribbon with blue stripes were given to NVA with Viet Cong units. The half blue / half red ribbons with the VietCong flag in the middle were issued to Viet Cong soldiers. In the case of this uniform, the VC flag looks like it is faded somewhat, but the white name tape looks almost mint condition. As for the stamps, there are a number of reproductio
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