Colour of Airborne Clothing?
After looking at a lot of reference pics, there seems to be a fair few different shades of clothing floating around when it comes to US airborne impressions.
I recently picked up a set of Austrian clothing. I'm not a re-enactor, and the cut and location of pockets etc looked good enough to justify saving Â£30 on each item of the clothing.
When I got them they were a lot darker green than I thought, and how they looked in the picture. However, they are a very close to being a good enough shade of green for standard infantry.
My question being, would it have been fairly reasonable to assume that if, out in the field, a paratrooper might have ended up with damaged clothing, and switched out to standard infantry clothing, just to keep himself in fighting order?
A couple of pictures for reference:
Backpack and Mag bag are repro, the belt and suspenders are genuine.
You might get away with them for M43,but its hard to tell from the pics. M43 was issued the Airborne units post D Day on a replacement basis.
it could pass for a late war GI impression if used with roughouts & gaiters or a pair of buckle boots
http://www.sofmilitary.co.uk/re-enactor ... ifrom.aspx
Current ww2 armoury
King arms Thompson, ICS M1 Garand, ACM ZB28, ICS M3 Grease gun, ACM M1918 BAR, Kjw M1911, 2x WE Highpowers, Kwa Tokarev, Webley VI, PPS Bazooka, AGM STG44, Custom M1919 .30cal
Anyway you already have the most useful bit of US kit,the mussette bag.
After much deliberation I decided that Ill just shell out the Â£100 for the set of 1942 suit and trousers. If you're gonna do it, do it right I guess!
Hi mate I have a couple of spare jump suiots for sale if you want one on the cheap mate.
Cheers Stu, have hit you up on facebook Ill be throwing thompson mags alongside you before you know it!