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  • #76
    I know what the names are. Not my point. DPM for example, is a generic name for the uniform and is easy to understand. UK has PCS and used to have DPM as well. I am arguing for an easy naming system. TPM for example sounds ideal.

    Or if we want to use Irish abhar idirthreamhach patrun ( AIP ) = (material transitional pattern ) or easier Abhar Idirthreamhach greas = AIG material transitional design
    "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

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    • #77
      DPM is a UK pattern.Not a uniform.
      PCS is a clothing system.
      MTP is a UK pattern.
      NZMTP is a pattern
      OCP is a Pattern.
      AMCU is a pattern AND a clothing system.

      RMTTP is a Pattern,(again named to differentiate it from UK or even NZ MTP). A mouthfull I know but it makes sense to someone on high.
      "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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      • #78
        Originally posted by Rhodes View Post

        It's basically another name for multi-cam.
        A transitional pattern refers to a camo that is suited to environments where neither temperate camo nor desert camo is suitable.
        Cheers
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        • #79
          Originally posted by apod View Post
          New Ballistic glasses going on issue shortly. Already on issue for overseas. ESS CROSSBOW I believe.
          Mea Culpa. ESS CROSSBLADES. Issued mine yesterday. Clear and dark lenses. Soft cloth protective bag which doubles as a cleaning cloth. Anti fog liquid and head strap included. All wrapped up in a MOLLE compatible hardshell zip pouch. Not bad. Lens replacement is VERY fiddly though. Single point of failure on the clip holding the lens in. I can see plenty being wrecked.
          "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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          • #80
            Having used ESS eyewear for years they are more sturdy than you expect. The Big (armoured car crew) goggles were very fiddly to change lenses, worse to get into their little sock thingy, but they never broke (no many how many branches they hit, even though the point of anchorage for the strap seemed, just ODD.
            The only weakness with the protective glasses was the rubber on the nose piece fell off after a few sweaty days use, and the lens at the point where the legs were attached started to develop tiny cracks over time.
            HOWEVER
            I took a bat (winged mammal, common pipistrelle, 3.5-8.5g) straight in the eye at 80-90km/h or so and the only blood was the bat's.
            For now, everything hangs on implementation of the CoDF report.

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            • #81
              Been using ESS Profile NVG googles even before they went on issue (thanks IMO store).Wore them Overseas etc.Solid kit.My thinking at the time was if they were good enough for the Wing they must be good.And they were.

              Purchased a UK surplus(new in Bag) pair of Revision Sawfly Ballistic glasses for my last overseas trip.Still going strong.Better Carrycase layout inside(slots for spare lens etc) although not a hardshell. Easier way to change the lenses also.

              Of course the whole issue of these glasses is the usual arse about face that the DF does so well.Issue an Item of kit BEFORE any instruction is issued to say when and where they should be worn. I reckon they should be worn for ALL Tactical Training and Ranges. But hey,That would be too much like common sense.
              "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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              • #82
                Not specific to Soldier 2024, but an interesting video none the less,

                What are you cackling at, fatty? Too much pie, that's your problem.

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                • #83
                  Have the DF started issuing DPM rank markings and name tags, or are these specials courtesy of a well known premises based in Kildare?

                  https://www.flickr.com/photos/dfmaga...7720301760077/
                  "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by Truck Driver View Post
                    Have the DF started issuing DPM rank markings and name tags, or are these specials courtesy of a well known premises based in Kildare?

                    https://www.flickr.com/photos/dfmaga...7720301760077/
                    No. To both questions. Being made by the Mingy Men outside the Gate of 6-42 in the Leb.
                    "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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