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Old 07-26-2018, 06:07 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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OV-10A

S/W Model 15-5 .38 revolver - it didn't carry as many rounds as the Beretta M9, took longer to load, wasn't as safe, but it was more accurate (at least for this guy) and weighed less, critical if you're wearing one on a survival vest in a cockpit.

Long Range Patrol rations, or LRP. I had them only once, at Fairchild for survival training. They were better than early-generation MREs.



Model 15-5 38 revolver. During the Vietnam War as an embassy guard in SE Asia we carried the S&W Model 10. This was the standard side arm for all embassy Marines at the time. The ammo we were issued was so old that the boxes they came in were stamped with WW 2 production dates.
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Old 07-26-2018, 11:19 PM
 
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Model 15-5 38 revolver. During the Vietnam War as an embassy guard in SE Asia we carried the S&W Model 10. This was the standard side arm for all embassy Marines at the time. The ammo we were issued was so old that the boxes they came in were stamped with WW 2 production dates.
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Old 07-27-2018, 08:24 AM
 
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F4s

A6s

A7s

T2s

T34s

A-6 squadrons were just being formed when I got to NAS Whidbey Island Washington in June of 67.

A-6's were the modern attack plane carrying bombs.

I was an original member of VA-128 when it formed ( plane captain on the flight line )

New then, obsolete today.
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Old 07-27-2018, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Elysium
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It would be a shorter list to name something still being used. Besides a M2 and M240 machine guns I would have to check and see if something is still in use
To be fair to the topic within 3 years of leaving active duty my division's turn to get new everything from helmets to tanks, came up. I remember our cadre going to Fort Knox before picking up our new COHORT and everyone there was shocked that we still had M60A1's. There were none left at the Armor School for training new soldiers and the few Marines, who also still had it.
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Old 07-29-2018, 08:58 PM
 
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Comanche Board

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Old 07-30-2018, 01:30 PM
 
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Let's see...Off the top of my head. Black Leather Combat Boots, OD Fatigues, Two piece summer weight OD Nomex Flight Suit (Army), TW's, P38 can opener, 3/4 ton M37 truck, Duece and a Half truck, H model Huey, M151 Jeep, Commonly used wooden barracks, SPH4 Flight Helmet, and Bus Driver Hat.
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Old 07-30-2018, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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I was a platoon leader and fire direction officer in an 8-inch howitzer unit in the 90s. The M110A2, Howitzer, 203mm, Self-Propelled. An amazingly accurate system compared to the other cannon systems in our inventory at the time. Nothing quite as exhilarating as pulling the tail on a charge 7 white bag and the whole chassis jumping as that big ol' cannon recoiled by your legs. It was an ancient system even in Army terms, but fun to shoot, especially a platoon high angle fire mission.....those tubes standing high in the air...what a blast.
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Old 08-02-2018, 09:53 AM
 
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Slide Rule.
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Old 08-02-2018, 10:40 AM
 
Location: SW OK (AZ Native)
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Grease pencils. Also known as china markers. I used them on the canopy of the A-10 to obtain CAS info and to draw out routes on a LATN map, but they contain a small amount of an abrasive and craze the transparencies these days. Nowadays they use water markers. (Vis-A-Vis)
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Old 08-02-2018, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Several of the submarines I was on went bye bye...
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