Glider Infantry Kit

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Glider Infantry Kit

Postby Wladek » Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:50 pm

As is the fashion, the Kit that works for the infantry. I wont list it as a requirement as that is for PBI to decide.

Wool trousers/shirt or HBTs (or a t-shirt that cannot be seen under the field jacket)
(M41) Field Jacket badged as 82nd or without a badge
Roughout boots and Leggings (or Jump boots (or browny boots) with leggings)
M1 helmet with small helmet netting or no helmet netting
Webbing, preferably OD3 (so we all look similar). Try avoid musette bags if you can as they were issued to officers. A haversack (doughboy pack) is great but a belt and ammo bag is fine.

Think that covers it. The 'Doughboys' will have a little list of their own but that should get us all looking great. :good:
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Re: Glider Infantry Kit

Postby Wladek » Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:46 pm

This pic from Webby's thread shows the US Infantry look well, and for anyone thinking 'what should I be?'... Look how much smarter the infantry are 8)

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Re: Glider Infantry Kit

Postby lipton » Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:47 pm

OOOORRRHHH YEEAAHH!!!!!!!1 8)
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Re: Glider Infantry Kit

Postby scaleyback » Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:51 pm

they are yanks wlad...... they ALL look like shit. :rofl:
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Re: Glider Infantry Kit

Postby webby » Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:52 pm

Thats the difference between the "just come off utah beach" and "been fighting since 1:30am" look! ;)


...edit.... and to a lesser extent the "chewing pavement" look from the dead German there
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Re: Glider Infantry Kit

Postby Wladek » Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:58 pm

Yeah, but anyone playing a Parachutist is going to have to run around the site from 1:30am to 9:00am to properly simulate their knackerdness. :whistle:
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Re: Glider Infantry Kit

Postby webby » Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:06 pm

Its a pic of when the infantry reached St. Mere Eglise I think, there another picture of an 82nd para slumped up against the town sign, no rig, just a gun.

just found it...
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Re: Glider Infantry Kit

Postby scaleyback » Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:26 pm

our age can simulate that wearyness craig, no bother :rofl:
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Re: Glider Infantry Kit

Postby Wladek » Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:32 pm

scaleyback wrote:our age can simulate that wearyness craig, no bother :rofl:

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Re: Glider Infantry Kit

Postby Wladek » Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:50 pm

Stamper wrote:Did all glider riders carry sidearms? or is that pic of two officers? (could be "weapons" guys i guess)


I was working on the assumption of officers (or weapons guys) as I do not think they were issued side-arms.
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Re: Glider Infantry Kit

Postby Wladek » Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:02 pm

well... Get on with it! :wink:
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Re: Glider Infantry Kit

Postby webby » Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:15 pm

yup!
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Re: Glider Infantry Kit

Postby Wladek » Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:02 am

Excellent to see DT coming to join us. :good:

This is the next one now so time to start getting really excited. :D
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Re: Glider Infantry Kit

Postby webby » Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:13 am

Craig, are you going to post up a pic of what's required as a basic impression for the GIR? Once I've gotten the spades off my Helmet and sewn my 82nd patch back on, ill be doing 1 for the Paras.
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Re: Glider Infantry Kit

Postby Wladek » Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:20 am

I will do. Dean has OD 7 leggings, not that it matters but I do have OD 3 ones which are 'preferred'. Dean looks more 'soldierly' but wee'l put somethign together today for ya'. :good:
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