M42 un-reinforced jump suit

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M42 un-reinforced jump suit

Postby mr.snorrison » Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:56 pm

hi all

im just wondering would an m42 un-reinforced jump suit survive an airsoft game , i play mostly at F&O Anzio camp and that's in and out door. im the one who tends to crawl about and get really muddy going in to small rivers and bushes so i can sneak round and flank the opposing team . when i do this i go through loads of thorns, brambles, nettles etc. and can get my loadout caught on stuff so i was just wondering would it be okay to use this or should i try and get an M42 reinforced one as well

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Re: M42 un-reinforced jump suit

Postby ww2stu » Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:07 pm

I am not the biggest expert but the m42 un-reinforced jump suit as far as I was aware was only used in training for d-day. Possibly used in Africa??

The m42 reinforced ones were for D-day and the M43 for everything after.

I have gone through about 4 pairs of trousers in about 8 years but still have the first two jackets i brought.

The trousers always seem to rip on the inside of the leg, and like your self I am the first one to dive into a holly bush if it keeps me alive!

Lots of companies make em At The Front did do the best quality ones but SOF also do reasonable priced ones.

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Re: M42 un-reinforced jump suit

Postby mr.snorrison » Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:24 pm

thanks stu :)

much appreciated
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Re: M42 un-reinforced jump suit

Postby imp1864 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:12 pm

The re enforcements are not going to make any difference. The knees, elbows and pockets are re enforces and the one area which normally goes is the crotch. It's a cotton type material so it will snag. If you want a more durable uniform go for m43 kit. First it was used a lot longer and two it will last longer.
The m42 is good but you need to get a better manufactured one than the cheapo ones found eBay
The retest is as stu says. I've had mine for 5 years and its been through a lot once I fixed the crotch.
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Re: M42 un-reinforced jump suit

Postby mr.snorrison » Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:35 pm

Again thanks

That's really helpful I shall take that on to mind :)
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Re: M42 un-reinforced jump suit

Postby Wladek » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:55 pm

ww2stu wrote:I am not the biggest expert but the m42 un-reinforced jump suit as far as I was aware was only used in training for d-day. Possibly used in Africa??


they were worn in Sicily.

I believe some were also worn on D-Day too?

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Re: M42 un-reinforced jump suit

Postby imp1864 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:29 pm

Yes worn in Sicily, some in Normandy. Not all troops handed in a pair for re enforcing, some were not ready. Either set is correct. The re enforced were more prevelant.
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Re: M42 un-reinforced jump suit

Postby mr.snorrison » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:37 am

Thanks all this is a big help ! :)
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Re: M42 un-reinforced jump suit

Postby Glenlivet45 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:07 pm

Un-reinforced jump suits were used in Southern France too.
I bought mine from ATF a long time ago (not sure if they still offer that particular model) and they survived many airsoft games so far :good:

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Re: M42 un-reinforced jump suit

Postby CHThree » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:53 pm

By design the M42 trousers only have a single row of stitching at the crotch/arse and people often wear them too low on the hips which puts too much strain on the seam if you do decide to get a bit gymnastic. The answer, is to pull up your braces until you sing like a young Aled Jones!
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