actually,KYB, you'll find it's a nicely different playing style....i used a semi only Garand AEG conversion at OP:Urgent Vengance instead of my usual Thompson and i got 3x as many kills as when i switched to my thompson later in the day...
Post by Chicken Boo on Jun 16, 2007 15:18:07 GMT -5
Thanks for the tips, Savoy6! I stopped by the thrift store yesterday to pick up some dress shirts, and then went over to the military uniforms section, just to check. I found an OD winter jacket for $6.88. I got that. Then I saw some coveralls, flight, summer, OD. 42 long. $1.98! Mine! (Now, I know that they're not WWII era, since they have hook and loop tape on, but they're OD, and they're very comfortable, and they were two buck$, so what the hey! Sue me.)
Be a packrat. You never know when you'll need that.
Post by charleynovember on Jun 17, 2007 13:04:08 GMT -5
HBT = HerringBone Twill. HBT's are light duty uniforms used for battle dress. In WW2 most armies on the continent issued wool uniforms which work great in winter/spring/fall conditions but roast your nuts off in hotter climates like say Italy, Crete, North Africa...and of course the Pacific. So The US, German, and British as well I believe developed and issued HBT uniforms. Lightweight cool by comparison fighting uniforms.
The M42 herringbone twill (HBT) fatigues were the most widely used summer and jungle combat uniform worn by US Army troops from the islands of the Pacific to the hedgerows of Normandy. They even saw action in the Battle of the Bulge, used by those troops who were unfortunate enough to have not yet received winter wool uniforms.
well...they were issued as work or fatigue uniform to EVERY one in the US army...everyone had several sets..they were intended to be worn OVER the M36 wool unifoms....fee-ewww make a pretty comfortable stand alone uniform.... wore mine for OP: UV...