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    What's with the black striping down the legs of the riders? I don't recall ever seeing that before.

    NTM
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    Originally posted by California Tanker
    What's with the black striping down the legs of the riders? I don't recall ever seeing that before.

    NTM
    Those aren't standard DPM trousers and smock/jacket, so I'm gonna guess it's some form of dispatch rider uniform, in DPM. I doubt anybody would be allowed do anything vaguely serious on a bike in normal DPMs, they'd just get in the way, and would offer almost no protection if the rider bites the dust.

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    • #3
      Could it just be motorcycle gear in DPM???
      Murf should know he is a Cav head.
      Lifes a bitch, so be her pimp!

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      • #4
        Thats exactly what it is. Its waterproof and armoured(in motorcycle speak). Same as the gear I usually wear , only in DPM. Not cheap, but worth every penny.
        All Motorcyclists are required to wear this protective clothing when operating the motorcycle.

        The presidential escort wear a different uniform, but their body armour is worn under their uniform.


        Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Goldie fish
          Thats exactly what it is. Its waterproof and armoured(in motorcycle speak). Same as the gear I usually wear , only in DPM. Not cheap, but worth every penny.
          All Motorcyclists are required to wear this protective clothing when operating the motorcycle.

          The presidential escort wear a different uniform, but their body armour is worn under their uniform.
          I heard tell that the helmet alone is worth serious bucks and the whole ensemble is a few grand????
          Lifes a bitch, so be her pimp!

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          • #6
            Most are now using the Arai Helmet. Retails at about €400 depending on the type.

            http://www.araihelmet-europe.com/site/site2/sv.htm

            I think the clothing is made by Frank Thomas.

            http://www.frank-thomas.co.uk/product/mwp/ftw210.html

            Naturally, they are made to order, which is a shame as it makes supply more difficult.

            Attached Pics of Military police wearing same.
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            Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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            • #7
              Bikes in a nice shade of army blue aswell...

              Are the boots standard issue?
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              • #8
                The Motorcyclist clothing has kevlar inserts, i've "inspected it" close up & the guy to was issued it said it was an excellent piece of kit.
                Last edited by DeV; 17 February 2006, 19:08.

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                • #9
                  Its not that type of Kevlar.

                  This Kevlar's abrasion resistance is where its usefulness lies.

                  I Don't know about the boots. Offroad boots are no use on road and road boots are no use off road...


                  Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                  • #10
                    Boots are DAYTONA as issued to GARDAI, Suit made by STADLER, gloves by gericke and helmet as GARDA ARAI. Ex kit very expensive i am told, makes a change when we cound not even get a wet suit never mind a D R suit,Now all we need is motorcycles.

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                    • #11
                      Hear Hear. Preferably all of the same type.


                      Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                      • #12
                        Are helmets expected to be worn in combat or just in training / normal operations?

                        How do the cav expect to use motorbikes in combat / recce?
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                        • #13
                          Helmets must be worn at all times.

                          See other thread on Army motorcycles. As for the use of Motorbikes, I suggest you read this months cosantoir, which has an article telling exactly that.


                          Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                          • #14
                            White helmets only for road use!

                            Must be the only time I ever saw anybody look at a PA in envy....and the poor little guy is a reservist. Real I wanna be one of them when I grow up shot.

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                            Why would the wearing of helmets be a problem for recce or in combat if the DR is radio equipped........and sure don't most guys wear helmets under these conditions any way!
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                            • #15
                              wanna sort out that link?

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