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Old 09-02-2010, 08:02 PM   #16
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Steve and Phil - Awesome pictures!

Phil - I was surprised to see so many "tricked-up" G3s. Does the BW issue one per squad/platoon to a designated marksman for sniping purposes?

As Gordon stated, the uniform details are outstanding. Look how clean those MPs are! Their weapons are spotless.

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Old 09-02-2010, 09:01 PM   #17
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Phil,

Fantastic photos! But did anybody else notice the apparently fun things about this picture?



Both Feldjäger are also wearing US Army ACU rank badges. Not only that, but in different places on their uniforms because they're not wearing the same uniform! The guy on the left appears to be wearing the standard field shirt, the guy on the right the recent issue under armor shirt. And both are wearing US style MOLLE vests in green instead of having the pouches on their body armor or using a desert Flecktarn vest.

Lots of neat stuff

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Old 09-03-2010, 01:37 AM   #18
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I will post some more photos.

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Phil,

Fantastic photos! But did anybody else notice the apparently fun things about this picture?

And both are wearing US style MOLLE vests in green instead of having the pouches on their body armor or using a desert Flecktarn vest.
Lots of neat stuff

Steve
Hey Steve,
those are Tasmanian Tiger Ammunition Vests in OD. These vests are pretty popular among the MPs. A few years back I hade the same vest but I never used it in the field because there were not enough pouches for my mags and other stuff so I've sold it.
I stick with my chest-rig

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Steve and Phil - Awesome pictures!

Phil - I was surprised to see so many "tricked-up" G3s. Does the BW issue one per squad/platoon to a designated marksman for sniping purposes?

TJ
Hey TJ,
yeah, its more like a DMR. But the G 3 will be replaced in the near future with G 27 (HK 417 - except a few differences). I think we can see the first rifels of this typ by the end of the year in A-stan.

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Old 09-03-2010, 03:20 AM   #19
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Both Feldjäger are also wearing US Army ACU rank badges.
That is very common to Bw-units, which are cooperating with other nations. IN the German/Dutch Corps we often used Dutch rank batches in addition to our German ones. So every soldiers knows the rank of the other country without any errors.

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But the G 3 will be replaced in the near future with G 27 (HK 417 - except a few differences).
Yes? I have heard a lot of different informations for that. I hope you will be right.
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:21 AM   #20
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Gentlemen,
as promissed some more photos and a few videos.
Sorry for the de-railing.

Some more Fallschirmjäger action



Federal Door Kicker - Notice the Strobe IR light on the back of his helmet


Clear




Before or after clearing the compound





Another Feuerkampf

Notice the rubber- overboots of the MG4 gunner




Videos.

On patole in Kuduz area - Fallschirmjäger with G3s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElurzJW2Awo

Official EKT video
http://bit.ly/bFEvFd

Fsch.Jg. im Feuerkampf

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBkjcLmwC_U
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:40 AM   #21
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Yes? I have heard a lot of different informations for that. I hope you will be right.
Yeah, the informations seem to be pretty legit.

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Btt.
More MG-4 action.



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Old 01-30-2011, 01:59 PM   #23
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Phil - Thanks for the additional pictures.

Are these guys "special ops" or regular airborne / infantry soldiers?

The lack of helmet covers is interesting as is the red markings on the back of the helmet of the soldier farthest from the camera in the first picture.

The double national flag on the MG gunner is also unusual.

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Old 01-30-2011, 02:35 PM   #24
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Phil - Thanks for the additional pictures.

Are these guys "special ops" or regular airborne / infantry soldiers?

The lack of helmet covers is interesting as is the red markings on the back of the helmet of the soldier farthest from the camera in the first picture.

The double national flag on the MG gunner is also unusual.

All the best - TJ
Hello TJ
these soldiers are regular paratroopers. They are part of Schtz.Kp. Kunduz.

The lack of helmet covers is "fashion" for almost a year now.
Normaly they apply Schlämmkreide or a few layers of Krylon on the helmet.

Its hard to tell whats the meaning of the red markings.Maybe one stripe for every battle or every bad guy he has taken out - but thats just a guess.

A few more MG 4 photos:


Notice the US-Army issue SAPI side-carriers.

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Old 01-30-2011, 05:37 PM   #25
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Phil,

Is krylon a paint?

TJ,

In the the green arm ranks we talked about a few weeks ago that were not adopted three dots above the arm rank indicated the platoon leader. Perhaps the red lines serve a similar purpose.

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Phil,

Is krylon a paint?
Hello Gordon,
yes it is.
You might wanna check this link.
http://www.krylon.com/

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Old 01-31-2011, 11:20 AM   #27
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Hey Guys,

Firstly, very nice pics of the troops in Afgan! HAven`t seen a single one before now
Just to get back to the one listing of the comparisons between the G3 and the FN (R1 in my country). I`ve used both of the mentioned weapons and find that the G3 was a slightly better weapon. Although it was suseptical to dirt and would jam, the FN (R1) would do exactely the same! In dusty conditions like here in South Africa, the R1 was a problem child if not kept VERY clean all the time! However, compared to the R5 (Galil copy 5,56mm) it had punch and that was most of the time a very important factor in our job
Also, I find that the G3 was slightly lighter and more comfortable to carry. Well, just my 2 cents worth!


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Phil,

Are the TC 2001 helmets, like the one shown in post #14, U.S. made or are the BW ones made in Germany? Who are these helmets issued to? Crews of armoured vehicles? The guy wearing the TC 2001 in post #14 does not appear to have a mike so the head phones don't seem to be that useful.

Very interesting to note in post #14 how closely the camo clothing worn in this photo blends with the wall behind the two soldiers.

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Phil,

Are the TC 2001 helmets, like the one shown in post #14, U.S. made or are the BW ones made in Germany? Who are these helmets issued to? Crews of armoured vehicles? The guy wearing the TC 2001 in post #14 does not appear to have a mike so the head phones don't seem to be that useful.

Very interesting to note in post #14 how closely the camo clothing worn in this photo blends with the wall behind the two soldiers.

Regards,

Gordon
Hello Gordon,
these helmets are US made and mostly privately purchased.
The helmet shown in the picture seems to be a Kejo made "Special Forces Helmet"
http://bodyarmorcompany.com/retail/p...ELSF111A&dept=

It looks like the paratrooper is wearing a MSA-Sordin hearing protection "Aktiv Gehörschutz" - which won't fit under the issued Gefechtshelm due to the liner of the helmet.
The liner of the ACH helmets is padded with removable pads - which makes it pretty easy to adjust.

@Dion
You might wanna check out this videos and see how our lads are fighting down there...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyO-SCiqfx0

The second part of the videos shows the intense fighting of Good Friday 2010 where we had 3 KIA and and several WIA

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Phil,

Thanks for the info on the "MSA-Sordin hearing protection "Aktiv Gehörschutz". I havn't heard of these before. Time for some research I guess. Interesting that the TC 2001 helmets are private purchase. Any reason you suggest that they are from the particular manufacturer you listed. The TC 2001 type helmet seems to be avaiable from several different sources.

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