Like The New U.S. Army Uniform?




 
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March 12th, 2005  
DTop
 
 

Topic: Like The New U.S. Army Uniform?


What do you think of the new Army uniform? I think watching this video is making it grow on me.

http://www.ngb.army.mil/news/2004/06/newacu.wmv
March 12th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Very practical. Finally no unbuttoned buttons.

One minor thing though. I bet the 1st CAV boys won't like it. I don't see how they're going to fit that huge patch of their's on that pocket.

Just reflecting, you know you're an old war horse when you've been through three major issues of fatigues. I'll be looking forward to the new uniform though. Velcro here I come!
March 12th, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
For my own personal opinion, I play paintball. And for my terrain I much prefer my CADPAT(?) U.S. Marines BDU.

Although I do love the zipper/velcro/pocket layout of the Army BDU.
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March 12th, 2005  
DTop
 
 
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Originally Posted by Charge_7
Very practical. Finally no unbuttoned buttons.

One minor thing though. I bet the 1st CAV boys won't like it. I don't see how they're going to fit that huge patch of their's on that pocket.

Just reflecting, you know you're an old war horse when you've been through three major issues of fatigues. I'll be looking forward to the new uniform though. Velcro here I come!
Well there's one thing my cav buddies have always been particularly good at and that's coming up with unique iterations of the uniform I like the fact that they're including a patrol cap as an option. The velcroed patches and pin on rank will make life easier as will the wrinkle free feature.
I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for the new uniform when I make my shopping trips to the exchange.
March 12th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
I like the fact that you can snatch the rank insignia off in a second. No need helping the enemy snipers.
March 13th, 2005  
EagleZtrike
 
 
I agree with u Dtop this video make me like it more but.... Don't like the color. Zipper and stuff is cool though.
March 13th, 2005  
chewie_nz
 
i like it, some real time and effort thinking up new solutions, they've seen what soldiers in the field are doing to their uniforms anyway, and incorporated that into a completely new uniform,

nice to see that they have thought about the price factor too!

have to say, i'm sure it's effective camo, but i don't like the colour!
March 13th, 2005  
DTop
 
 

Topic: Army Combat Uniform / ACU


There's a good reason for the color. Here's the deal on the color.

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There were 20 changes made to the uniform, to include removing the color black and adapting the digital print from the Marine Corps uniform to meet the needs of the Army, said Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Myhre, the Clothing and Individual Equipment noncommissioned officer in charge.

Black is no longer useful on the uniform because it is not a color commonly found in nature. The drawback to black is that its color immediately catches the eye, he added.

"The color scheme in the ACU capitalizes on the environments that we operate in," Myhre said. "The current colors on the ACU are green-woodland, grey-urban environments and sand brown-desert. The pattern is not a 100-percent solution in every environment, but a good solution across the board."

"This isn't about a cosmetic redesign of the uniform," said Col. John Norwood, the project manager for Clothing and Individual Equipment. "It's a functionality change of the uniform that will improve the ability of Soldiers to execute their combat mission."
http://www4.army.mil/news/article.php?story=6042
March 13th, 2005  
chewie_nz
 

Topic: Re: Army Combat Uniform / ACU


Quote:
Originally Posted by DTop
There's a good reason for the color. Here's the deal on the color.

Quote:
There were 20 changes made to the uniform, to include removing the color black and adapting the digital print from the Marine Corps uniform to meet the needs of the Army, said Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Myhre, the Clothing and Individual Equipment noncommissioned officer in charge.

Black is no longer useful on the uniform because it is not a color commonly found in nature. The drawback to black is that its color immediately catches the eye, he added.

"The color scheme in the ACU capitalizes on the environments that we operate in," Myhre said. "The current colors on the ACU are green-woodland, grey-urban environments and sand brown-desert. The pattern is not a 100-percent solution in every environment, but a good solution across the board."

"This isn't about a cosmetic redesign of the uniform," said Col. John Norwood, the project manager for Clothing and Individual Equipment. "It's a functionality change of the uniform that will improve the ability of Soldiers to execute their combat mission."
http://www4.army.mil/news/article.php?story=6042
valid points too, i have personally found that too. i have both the US pattern BDU's and British/NZ style DPM's, i found the DPMs (with no black) offer better concelment.

all in all, i think the new uniform is a vast improvment
March 13th, 2005  
CavScout
 
I have always maintained that velcro on a military uniform is unwise. It wears out too quick and the main concern I have is the sound...scrrrrretttchhh...on a quiet night when you are trying to maintain a unseen/unheard OP/LP or you are attempting some form of stealth and you pocket gets caught on a branch or limb. And in doing so you have given you position away. Other than that I think it is pretty good.