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    what's on the list this time??
    Fate whispers to the warrior, "There is a storm coming"

    And the warrior whispers back "I am the storm".

  • #2
    is it the BMW 1200s that they are testing.?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by X-RayOne View Post
      what's on the list this time??
      FR UBACS
      FR T-shirts
      New smock
      new waterproofs
      new socks
      new Shirt
      New trousers
      new boonie hat
      "Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm." ------- Field Marshall Wavell, April 1945.

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      • #4
        pretty much all the basics then. Any hints as to major changes for the better being suggested? or just tinkering with current designs?
        Fate whispers to the warrior, "There is a storm coming"

        And the warrior whispers back "I am the storm".

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        • #5
          What's new about the trousers, smock and shirt?
          I knew a simple soldier boy.....
          Who grinned at life in empty joy,
          Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
          And whistled early with the lark.

          In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
          With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
          He put a bullet through his brain.
          And no one spoke of him again.

          You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
          Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
          Sneak home and pray you'll never know
          The hell where youth and laughter go.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Buck View Post
            What's new about the trousers, smock and shirt?
            check PM's
            "Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm." ------- Field Marshall Wavell, April 1945.

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            • #7
              Apod. I'd appreciate a pm on the difference if you can spare a lil time. Thanks 😄
              Sir I cant find my peltors........Private they are on your face

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              • #8
                Also!

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                • #9
                  lol...may as well spill the beans Apod!!
                  Fate whispers to the warrior, "There is a storm coming"

                  And the warrior whispers back "I am the storm".

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                  • #10
                    What happened with the boots contract in the end, did they just buy more haix?
                    Everyone who's ever loved you was wrong.

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                    • #11
                      That's the interesting thing.there never was a new boots contract.
                      "Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm." ------- Field Marshall Wavell, April 1945.

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                      • #12
                        Anyone get eyes on the new shirt? Are we keeping the dfi branding?

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                        • #13
                          Haven't seen the proposed item yet.Tender likely in the new year.
                          "Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm." ------- Field Marshall Wavell, April 1945.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by apod View Post
                            New smock
                            Wouldn't do any harm to follow French lead for smock design. Felin T4. A well thought out piece of kit with following details:

                            CBA friendly front closure and chest pockets
                            integral elbow pads and pockets
                            underarm pit zips
                            detachable hood
                            rear external poacher pockets (especially like!!)

                            matching combat trousers equally well specced and thought out

                            Last edited by X-RayOne; 30 December 2016, 18:34.
                            Fate whispers to the warrior, "There is a storm coming"

                            And the warrior whispers back "I am the storm".

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                            • #15
                              The under arm zips are the job for ventilation.

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