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14th-Nov-2009 07:49 pm - New A-TACS® camo pattern unveiled
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FT. BENNING, GA- As the US Military continues their search for a more effective camouflage pattern, A-TACS® (Advanced TActical Concealment System) has begun to draw interest as a possible contender. In order to release the most up-to-date information on the A-TACS® pattern to interested parties, Digital Concealment Systems, (DCS) is proud to unveil the first official photos of the A-TACS® pattern.

More info at tactical-life.com

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14th-Nov-2009 10:05 pm - Mesopotamian Warfare
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Hah, finally found the nerve to post here...

So a while back I've been doing some contextual research for a historical/literary/cultural assignment on Mesopotamia. It's kind of difficult to fully study everything about this civilization, but I did manage to find some small sections in a few articles dealing with Sumerian warfare, specifically the standard weapons and armor used, etcetera.

I don't know if such things can be properly called uniforms, since their function is of a practical nature, and I don't really know if the Sumerians intended for their weapons and armor to bear particular identification. Although, this being warfare, then it must be practical to do so. I don't know.

But here are some articles I found on the subject. What do you think? Is it safe to call them the earliest uniforms in human history? 'Cause the Sumerians certainly have the earliest copper helmet discovered.
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Indian Soldiers Marching


I don't have a huge fetish for military uniforms. Sure, I have stored my own uniforms, long retired since I left the Army in late 2002, with loving care. Sure, I'm quite proud of the Polish Army uniform a Polish NCO friend traded me in PLDC. And sure, my wife looks spiffy* in her Soviet paratrooper's dress jacket. But it's more our near-museum curator status than fetishism that drives us to collect such artifacts. We like to own interesting little pieces of history.

And it is thus, as a scholar of South Asian culture and religion, that I set out to find an Indian Army jacket a few years ago. I quickly discovered that it's not such an easily obtained item. Chalking up their scarcity to India's probably valid concerns over their uniforms falling into the hands of terrorists and insurgents, I was about to give up my search.

Then I stumbled across the website of Trident Military in Ambridge, Pennsylvania.

Not only do the folks at Trident carry a wide range of uniforms and other paraphernalia including current and historical uniforms but they also carry Indian Army uniforms! They even have the field jacket for which I had been searching! Ground score!

Does anyone else here care to share experiences buying international/vintage uniforms from Trident or any other sources?


*No, I'm not turned on by photos of women scantily clad in camouflage and bearing weapons. If you spent enough time in the field with raunchy-smelling female troops, as I did, you probably wouldn't either. But if you do like that kinda stuff, here's some Indian Army eye candy for ya.
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