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US Camoflauge in Europe?

Article about: Hi Rene as to the army patt of your HBTs you are correct they were only worn in the ETO for a very short time and there were very few manufactured and distributed .So they are considered qui

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    Default US Camoflauge in Europe?

    Does anybody know why these Soldiers are wearing camoflauge in the European theatre, I thought only the Marines got the camo uniforms?
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    For a short period the US Army where issued these (Army patt) during the Normandy campaign but were with drawn due to friendly fire. This cammo was too often mistaken for German cammo

    Here's an old pic of my pair of 43 HBT army patt
    (I'll have to pull the pair out again to take newer pics) the main difference between USMC and army is the weave of the HBT besides the item pattern
    Last edited by reneblacky; 01-07-2012 at 03:53 AM. Reason: added text and photo
    Regards
    René

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    Thanks for the info, I apreciate it!

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    Oh I found a couple of poor pics of my 43 Army trouser tag
    pic no. 2 has at left underneath a bodgy USMC jacket there so don't mistake the cammo patt + this shot shows the Army type of HBT weave
    Last edited by reneblacky; 01-07-2012 at 04:12 AM. Reason: added text
    Regards
    René

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    Wow, thats very cool that you have that! Must be very rare.
    It looks almost brand new, is it an un-issued set?

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    Quote by Cody Countryman View Post
    Wow, thats very cool that you have that! Must be very rare.
    It looks almost brand new, is it an un-issued set?
    Yep unissued not sure if it's rare but it has a cutter tag (shame I took it off but I still have it)
    Regards
    René

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    Thats too bad, at least ya still have it though!
    How much do these usualy price at?

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    Quote by Cody Countryman View Post
    Thats too bad, at least ya still have it though!
    How much do these usualy price at?
    ooohh I can't remember how much I paid for the pair! I think at least $AU250 back in '98 and I thought that was heaps!!! no idea now a days??? here's the cutter tag
    Last edited by reneblacky; 01-07-2012 at 05:37 AM. Reason: added text and photo
    Regards
    René

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    Wow!! Haha I can't even imagine the price it could possibly be at now!
    The tag is pretty unique too, cool to have with the uniform. Also Thanks for showing all the pics, very neat set you have.

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    Quote by Cody Countryman View Post
    Wow!! Haha I can't even imagine the price it could possibly be at now!
    The tag is pretty unique too, cool to have with the uniform. Also Thanks for showing all the pics, very neat set you have.
    no Wakkas mate
    Regards
    René

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