Post by troyluginbill on Apr 13, 2010 21:03:56 GMT -5
OD gear was being mixed into the marines stock in ww2. The grunt gear pack is one of the few known examples of an ww2 OD p41 and many of the guys on militaria forum feel those are like the p44 utilities. Issued to a small few, and not widely used in ww2. You would begin to find them in occupied Japan and among Dutch troops in the East Indies. Some things were solely OD, such as the jungle kit and jungle pack. The pack in the above is a musette bag, in OD probably army pattern. While I agree it is an OD bag, the thing to also keep in mind in the above pic is that he has his camo turned brown side out. The OD grenade pouches are hotly debated as very few of the 3 cell pouches show up in USMC pics. The more common khaki 2 cell is what you usually see. I wouldnt worry to much about it unless you are trying to be 110% super accurate in your portrayal of an average marine. I always felt it was better to have a P41 pack to illustrate the differences between Army and USMC equipment than to leave the OD at home as "not accurate enough" and be unable to show the differences.
I don't know if i post my question in the right section, so forgive me in advance, but could you please tell me if the strap+hook attached at the middle bottom of the M41 upperback pack was attached to the belt in the back of the soldier when the upperback pack was used alone ? or was this hook just used to attach the bottom of the upperback pack to the lowerback pack in the 2 packs configuration, and left free when not in use ?
sorry for my bad english, and thanks a lot in advance for your time and help!
Last Edit: May 21, 2010 8:22:53 GMT -5 by anguskat
Post by bloodandguts5150 on Dec 9, 2011 11:26:46 GMT -5
Hate bumping threads, but I just stumbled across this and had to say it... Nice collection, puts mine to shame!
Calling all Gyrenes! New and improved WWII USMC airsoft forum is up and running! Realistically it has been up and running for a while now but hasn't been used in forever. It is now a general forum for WWII USMC despite the name being 1st Marine Division Airsoft.
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