I didn't realize the crossed arrows were in existance back in WW2 as a viable branch insignia. As I undertood it the crossed rifles were not officially accepted as the Special Forces Branch Insignia until the late 80s. I noticed Brad Pitt was wearing the First Force patch and the crossed arrows branch insignia. I did a little research and looked it up. Turns out the first force officers did wear the crossed arrows.
In the 60s some Snake Eater SOG officers wore crossed arrows unofficially in Vietnam and they pretty much all did at the Kennedy School for boys at Ft. Benning.
I also notice his Ike jacket is more in sync with the Canadian/ British tunic and again that makes sense.
Looks like a movie that will be seriously over the top but probably quite enetertaining. It will probably do well commercially. Blood and gore for the guys, and Brad Pitt for the ladies.
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Stalin should have known communism wouldn't work. There were red flags everywhere!"
I like the little French guy running with the MG42 , that thing would have put him on his ass the first burst. I'll have to watch it to decide if i like it , i loved the old Italian one , it was so ridiculously '70s it was fun.
ME NE FREGO. Guns don't kill people , husbands who come home early do. I am here to chew bubble gum and kick ass , and I am all out of bubble gum
Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5