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British Squaddie Load Out?

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Hi,

 

Working on my Brit Squaddie load out, not that bothered about being 110% OTT about it, just want to achieve something that works best for me and be based around British. Going for the 90s era Squaddie, here is what I have so far...

 

DPM Shirt

DPM Combat Pants

Fingerless Tact Gloves

Black Patrol Boots

Tact Belt with DPM Double Mag Pouch & DPM Utility Pouch

Olive Green Knee Pads

ICS SA80 (L85)

3 Point SA80 Sling

Olive Green Face Scarf

 

Been looking for a 'replica' of a British MK6 Helmet... Not interested in a ex issue of this item as I'd much prefer a way lighter plastic replica, but can't seem to find one. The British Helmets have a very distinct style and look to them. Hard to find in my experience.

 

Overall trying to keep my load out light in weight but enough gear to be useful.

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Any pics of your work in progress?

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The mk6 isnt heavy and i found it extremely comfortable, thing to look out for is the condition of the padding inside as it can go "flat" meaning it no longer becomes a snug fit.

I bought mine for £20 unissued and used to wear it all the time when i did my brit loadout, now i use it for when i go tackling large weirs when kayaking :lol:

 

Also for a good looking brit loadout you could do with some PLCE webbing

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Havn't got any really good pics yet, will hopefully get some this Sunday at my next game and i'll post some in this thread.

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for a trooper load out you would need a plce holster for a p226 or a browning hp pistol to go with your webbing

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Have a look at Lukey's pics in the loadout thread for a pretty decent Brit Squaddie loadout.

 

Also dont bother with a pistol (P226 or Hi-Power) as your average squaddie wont be issued with one. (More for specialists/ncos/officers etc).

 

Also are you going for temperate or desert loadout? For temperate my advice would be:

 

Mk6/Mk7 Helmet (with DPM cover) http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/combat-helmet-mk-6-/...=item1c1cf7eccc

Boonie http://flecktarn.co.uk/dpcbh0na.html

DPM Shirt and Trousers

Black Combat Boots I think you can find your own link :)

PLCE Webbing system http://flecktarn.co.uk/dpwws2nx.html

Scrim Neck Scarf or Shemagh

 

Heres a link to the British Army's current equipment brochure. http://www.army.mod.uk/documents/general/2...V12.PDF_web.pdf

 

Hope this helps :)

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Heres Mine

 

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Mk6 helmet, 1985 issue Webbing ( too small though lol) Ripstop jacket, Trousers

 

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With the Radio Pack/ Bergen

 

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And My desert Kit

 

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Assault Gloves, Shirt, Trousers, Desert boots, mk6 helmet although trying to find a mk6a helmet

 

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This is with the lightweight Shirt

 

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This is with the marines desert Smock, Picked that up at an autojumble brand new for 5 quid lol

 

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Ive got an Osprey Assault Vest, got it on ebay brand new for around 15 quid, and the Gloves came from a friend in the army :)

 

All I need to get know is Osprey body armour but I have yet to find this, ohh and an SA80 :P :P

 

Really Need to sort out a decent camera but have nobody to take the pictures lol

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Thanks for all the replies guys! Some great info and really interesting photos!

 

I am undecided on the MK6 helmet as I have had one before (years ago) and just the weight of them alone puts me off. I'm a skinny little unfit kinda guy, lol! I can see how they are great for real steal but seems a bit much for me for just Airsoft and I am guessing it's hard to tell if you take a hit on it at some points due to it being kevlar. Surprised there isn't a lightweight replica like they do with the US helmets for Airsoft. I dunno, maybe I had a stupidly heavy MK6 or something as a lot of the lads I played with back then laughed at the idea of wearing it all day long due to its weight. I'd prefer a helmet over a bonnie hat though.

 

I'm going for woodland DPM rather than desert.

 

Trying to keep my load out minimal to a certain degree cos like I say (not meaning to sound 'soft' or anything, lol) I just like to keep my load out as lightweight as possible, so if its not being used for something I don't carry it. Just means I can move quicker and easier when needed.

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I have a Mk6 for sale with DPM woodland cover for sale in the gear thread.

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I would highly doubt hes still looking one considering hes not been on the forum in 3 years ^_^

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I keeping missing that. note to self...........

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Where do all the lost forum members go....

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