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Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-23-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By Beezman
Fake Indochina items made of Swiss camo cloth...

Fake Indochina items made of Swiss camo cloth appeared on the market circa 2000-2001. I am afraid this is one of them.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-23-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By Beezman
This reminds me of the SPA 3 and SPA 67 insignia....

This reminds me of the SPA 3 and SPA 67 insignia. These were French fighter squadrons during the Indochina war. I have never seen this design with VNAF units though.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-09-2020, 03:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By Beezman
"The aircraft was used to teach students about...

"The aircraft was used to teach students about science, technology, engineering and math." Given the paint job, it is a good thing she did not mention History.

It seems there was no engine inside...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 10-30-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By Beezman
1974th Communications Group, located at Korat...

1974th Communications Group, located at Korat RTAFB from 1 Nov 1965 to 31 Dec 1975.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 10-22-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By Beezman
I have a 1946 Ike jacket. Do you think it is...

I have a 1946 Ike jacket. Do you think it is post-WW2?
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 10-06-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By Beezman
Great find. Thanks for sharing. Your...

Great find. Thanks for sharing. Your documentation efforts are great.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 10-03-2019, 02:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 927
Posted By Beezman
It is not related to the Indochina or Vietnam...

It is not related to the Indochina or Vietnam wars.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 09-12-2019, 03:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By Beezman
That's extremely irritating indeed. I remember...

That's extremely irritating indeed. I remember finding a good 362nd TEWS flight suit in Vietnam, direct embroidered. I did not enough cash with me and came back a few days later. The dealer had added...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 08-27-2019, 04:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 903
Posted By Beezman
Very intriguing example. With the US size it was...

Very intriguing example. With the US size it was clearly made under a US contract, probably awarded abroad.
The similarity in sole design may indicate that your boots were reverse engineered from...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 08-20-2019, 04:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,254
Posted By Beezman
Thanks for the great pics! I will never be able...

Thanks for the great pics! I will never be able to afford the smock, but at least I have the same kind of sneakers worn on the right! :laugh:
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Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 08-19-2019, 02:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 903
Posted By Beezman
Is there a contract number inside?

Is there a contract number inside?
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 06-27-2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By Beezman
These are mechanics coveralls. Definitely not a...

These are mechanics coveralls. Definitely not a flight suit. The embroidery on back is not period done. Which leads me to think that the patches and front embroidery are not original either.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 06-16-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By Beezman
Great pic! I did some color correction: ...

Great pic! I did some color correction:

https://i54.servimg.com/u/f54/09/01/85/07/gpd_ra11.jpg (https://servimg.com/view/10018507/8514)
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 04-29-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By Beezman
It looks rather fine on your thumbnail. By fine I...

It looks rather fine on your thumbnail. By fine I mean consistent with real wartime examples. But this is always a minefield.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-31-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 906
Posted By Beezman
Vietnamese "Monster" pattern.

Vietnamese "Monster" pattern.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-30-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By Beezman
The box is Vietnam era, the contents seem to be...

The box is Vietnam era, the contents seem to be from the 50s. If complete $50 is a fair deal.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-22-2019, 04:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 744
Posted By Beezman
I can't find Robinson, doesn't mean he didn't...

I can't find Robinson, doesn't mean he didn't exist.

Dennis Aylward was a MP officer with the 545th MP co. He is mentionned as a convoy escort officer on the old 545th site (which has to be...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-02-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By Beezman
Yes the GM2 has the correct markings. It is...

Yes the GM2 has the correct markings. It is described in French as "La bite sous le bras" (litterally "The dick under the arm"). Drago reportedly refused to sign it, although this one is hallmarked...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 12-11-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 993
Posted By Beezman
Really cool! The only thing a bit odd is that the...

Really cool! The only thing a bit odd is that the construction and embroidery are Thai, whereas Pleiku is in Vietnam. But I do not think it is a problem. It could also have been worn on a 2nd tour,...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 12-10-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 830
Posted By Beezman
Thanks for your replies. I found that the seller...

Thanks for your replies. I found that the seller has a history of questionable items. The total price for above €700, too high for a repro. So I canceled the sale and he did not reply, probably...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 12-09-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 830
Posted By Beezman
So I was the high bidder on this 47-52 set...

But the price was way too low, the photos are quite crappy, and I am starting to have second thoughts. I have not paid yet, as the seller takes only bank trasnfers and has a no return policy.
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Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 11-29-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 603
Posted By Beezman
Both are OK. The model with the FFL "grenade" is...

Both are OK. The model with the FFL "grenade" is actually type II. The grenade was added to reflect inclusion of 13th DBLE and 3rd REI elements in the group.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 11-26-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 971
Posted By Beezman
The name is uncommon, making him easier to...

The name is uncommon, making him easier to research. Still expensive though.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 11-17-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 676
Posted By Beezman
This is the third type insignia. I think it is...

This is the third type insignia. I think it is rather Algeria era, but I will let others confirm.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 10-20-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 739
Posted By Beezman
Incredible find!

Incredible find!
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