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toitoine66

Hello

for my first post on WMF I wanted to share with you my display of an Aussie infantry man in early Vietnam war: (this still work in progress)

 

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-One australian P58 jacket
-One bonnie hat 1970 dated.
-2 Ammo pouch P37.
-2 Ammo pouch M56 US made 
- One suspender and belt M56 made in Australia.
-Un compass pouch US.
-A french scarf first type (indochina) 

 

Unfortunatly the weapon is a G1 I can't find an australian L1A1. I need to find a pants, a bump pack and somes cord to complete the display.

 

Hope you gonna like it (sorry for my bad english)

 

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toitoine66

Thanks I try to find thé correct pants for this display but there 2 kind of pants for the aussies during thé Vietnam war and I can't tell witch one is thé earlier one. 

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Same for the belt I guess this is à late production cause of the vertical line I know thé US vertical lignes ones are late war but can't tell for the aussies belts. DSC_2356.JPG.8da5820e7b12bea0742246a24de458c2.JPG

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Kia kaha

Nice project,coming along fine. Here’s a couple of Aussie kit as used in SVN

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pack these came about because the bum pack bedroll combination sucked, and the 1908 pattern pack was not much better. This pack has 4 compartments, lower one for bedroll and spare clothes. Two upper side compartments for rations and mess tin, top middle for other stuff claymores, playboy magazines and the like,(usually more ammo)

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the strap on the lid and small strap in the middle is for attaching an entrenching tool.

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Kia kaha

Aussie face veil was plain green similar to this later pattern

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Water bottles 4 US 56 pattern were carried, usually 2 on belt order and 2 on the pack. Australia did make there own pattern cover (copy of U.S. style with a hook for attaching to web belt eyes as per WW2 as well)which was used sometimes,

Trousers early ones had one thigh pocket on the left side and the waistband did up with buckles on each side. The later Australian pattern has a large pocket on both thighs placed more to the front.

First aid/compass pouch as per U.S. issue.

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This is the best book on Aussie web kit out there2AA560E9-A532-449E-B542-88980980981A.jpeg.47a83e60b05aeb5b705c20c8b7dbd1b0.jpeg

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This “digger” has got a US tropical rucksack and added an ARVN pack to the top, this is by far the most comfortable load carrying set up I’ve used.

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toitoine66

Hello never saw your reply thanks for the informations.

 

I actualy saw a camouflaged scarf wear by a aussie in nam :

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it was seen into that video: 

 

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12 hours ago, toitoine66 said:

Hello never saw your reply thanks for the informations.

 

I actualy saw a camouflaged scarf wear by a aussie in nam :

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it was seen into that video: 

 

Good comeback ,well spotted. Good to see the Kiwi Gunners feature in the film.

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1st pattern Jungle Green (J.G) trouser would look like these New Zealand made ones, the  2nd pattern Australian Army trousers would  have map pockets on both legs more to the front and would have a button fly and closure not the cross over buckle system the kiwis used.

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Boots. General Purpose New Zealand issue

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Very sweet is that me or the ANZAC ww2 jungle green uniforms were kinda thé sames ? I should find à 1st pattern JG pants for my display but there is not so mutch aussies stuff to sell over there. 

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Here’s some better pics of the NZ JG uniform 


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1972 date so after the main NZ troops left RVN but same style used until 1986

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A jungle combat uniform was also used by both Australian and New Zealand Armies they differed only in the style of buttons used the Aussie’s had a US type of button.B3CC2721-D5F4-41F4-828C-9F7EE05E9120.jpeg.835281aa58b91a3abf3209ef679ce0b4.jpeg

 

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no pockets on the rear, draw cords on the leg 

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toitoine66

Well thanks a lot for the help I really have to find that pants.

 

You said the ANZAC worn the US Tropical rucksack too ? I have one at home but did this was a SF thing, as the US, or did this was also for the regular troops ? 

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thanks 

 

 

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On 3/27/2021 at 2:39 AM, toitoine66 said:

Well thanks a lot for the help I really have to find that pants.

 

You said the ANZAC worn the US Tropical rucksack too ? I have one at home but did this was a SF thing, as the US, or did this was also for the regular troops ? 

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thanks 

 

 

Any troops that could get one used one, the S.F. (S.A.S.) Troops were issued the W.W.2 Commando Bergen .

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