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    Does anyone still manage to find what we called Amerikieot? Those were the darker green Vietnam era US fatigue shirts and pants. Very soft, larger sizes and very prized. Here's a photo of what they looked like. http://www.militaryuniformsupply.com...id=21205&w=250

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    Your link didn't work for me, Kaplan.
    Are you referring to these? I like em.

    http://www.militaryuniformsupply.com...fatigue-jacket

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaijinsamurai View Post
    Your link didn't work for me, Kaplan.
    Are you referring to these? I like em.

    http://www.militaryuniformsupply.com...fatigue-jacket
    I want one of those, now!

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    I wish we'd adopt them as our standard fatigues.

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    Close, but here's the shirt (even though the as says jacket) http://www.militaryuniformsupply.com...fatigue-jacket

    Quote Originally Posted by gaijinsamurai View Post
    Your link didn't work for me, Kaplan.
    Are you referring to these? I like em.

    http://www.militaryuniformsupply.com...fatigue-jacket

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    Oh I remember those, we would still get the sometimes when I was in my regular service. Horrible in Israeli weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaplanr View Post
    Does anyone still manage to find what we called Amerikieot? Those were the darker green Vietnam era US fatigue shirts and pants. Very soft, larger sizes and very prized. Here's a photo of what they looked like. http://www.militaryuniformsupply.com...id=21205&w=250
    I remember those bets. You are right on all counts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaplanr View Post
    Close, but here's the shirt (even though the as says jacket) http://www.militaryuniformsupply.com...fatigue-jacket
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    Oh I remember those, we would still get the sometimes when I was in my regular service. Horrible in Israeli weather.
    Okay....yeah, those don't look like they'd be very good when it's hot. In the Middle East or SE Asia. I suppose that's why the US Military went to the looser fitting rip-stop style, as it breathes better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaijinsamurai View Post
    Okay....yeah, those don't look like they'd be very good when it's hot. In the Middle East or SE Asia. I suppose that's why the US Military went to the looser fitting rip-stop style, as it breathes better.
    I'm not sure what kinda fatigues Kaplanr and GB had during their service, but comparing to the IDF fatigues we had, the IDF ones were much thinner and softer with ventilation holes at the armpits. The American ones at 40+ C was not the most comfortable thing.

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    I've got a set of the current (I think) IDF fatigues, and they seem like they would be okay. Of course, they're too small for my fat ass/beer gut, so i've never tried them out for myself.

    I like my Vietnam-era jacket. Very comfortable.

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    The Vietnam era coats/jackets were the most sought-after piece of kit during my service (they were legal alternative to the standard IDF "dubon", which was only good to sleep in).

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    We had the standard IDF green, with the armpit cutouts. Lighter than the American stuff, but because they were usually a tighter fit they were uncomfortable. The times I had Amerikieot I didn't notice them being any hotter, even though they were a little heavier. I loved my Dubon, except it was tough to get an ephod around - thank God for the Hermoniot. Get on the bus, zip up the coat - hrop (sleep of the dead.)



    Quote Originally Posted by IDF_TANKER View Post
    I'm not sure what kinda fatigues Kaplanr and GB had during their service, but comparing to the IDF fatigues we had, the IDF ones were much thinner and softer with ventilation holes at the armpits. The American ones at 40+ C was not the most comfortable thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IDF_TANKER View Post
    The Vietnam era coats/jackets were the most sought-after piece of kit during my service (they were legal alternative to the standard IDF "dubon", which was only good to sleep in).
    Yes; at my time too. So like any typical American kid in the IDF, what did I do to solve the problem ... call mom and dad and ask them to make a stop at the local US Army Surplus store ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaplanr View Post
    We had the standard IDF green, with the armpit cutouts. Lighter than the American stuff, but because they were usually a tighter fit they were uncomfortable. The times I had Amerikieot I didn't notice them being any hotter, even though they were a little heavier. I loved my Dubon, except it was tough to get an ephod around - thank God for the Hermoniot. Get on the bus, zip up the coat - hrop (sleep of the dead.)
    My experience too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaplanr View Post
    We had the standard IDF green, with the armpit cutouts. Lighter than the American stuff, but because they were usually a tighter fit they were uncomfortable. The times I had Amerikieot I didn't notice them being any hotter, even though they were a little heavier. I loved my Dubon, except it was tough to get an ephod around - thank God for the Hermoniot. Get on the bus, zip up the coat - hrop (sleep of the dead.)
    Hermoniot were cool

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