Typically airborne troops wore a t shirt and underwear along with the wool trousers and wool shirt under their M 42s. Many chose to wear or bring an OD sweater or sweater vest as well. The typical shovel for the paratroopers was an M1910 T shovel although they were frequently shortened for airborne troops. The later folding shovel was available as well.
Stalin should have known communism wouldn't work. There were red flags everywhere!"
The shovel, it seems that both were used but from what I have seen in photos the folding e tool seem nearly ubiquitous for 101st, especially the 501st, 502nd and 506th.The e tool covers seem to be a mix with a fair bit of the transitional variety ( OD3 trim with a base being OD7...same goes for the compass pouch).
A little bit of research is always a good idea to get some stuff right the first time. Going the the local library and browsing some contemporary accounts of the 101st in wwii wouldn't hurt. Ironically, the internet can often be quite misleading in regards to wwii reenacting.
Last Edit: Dec 1, 2012 13:47:41 GMT -5 by shiftsup
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