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    Canadian door gunner kandahar 2009

    Post by ladrang on Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:46 am

    Hi guys,

    I would like to introduce you my Canadian door gunner, Kandahar 2009. Every parts are used, the coveralls and the jackets are from the same soldier, a master corporal Canadian Army. The coverall and jacket have Chinook patches on their sleeve. Nametag on the chest and Canadian flag. He wear a HGU/56P helmet, a Air Warrior PSGC (Primary Survival Gear Carrier), a plate carrier flexible body armor.
    Nothing is in mint condition, every items has been used, some in Afghanistan and others, I have no idea. Just enjoy the pics.

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    Next step, I will get a plastic mannequin to share my stuff in better view Wink

    I would like to make a special thanks to some guys for their help, so THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!
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    Post by Mercenary25 on Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:53 am

    Very nice! I'm glad I could be of service. Smile

    Also you should make a new thread for US crewman gunner display with the aircrew ACU set I gave you. Wink
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    Post by Misanthropic_Gods on Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:57 am

    Wow man, that is just great...the first time I have seen a getup like this for Canada.
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    Post by ladrang on Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:58 am

    Mercenary25 wrote:Very nice! I'm glad I could be of service. Smile

    Also you should make a new thread for US crewman gunner display with the aircrew ACU set I gave you. Wink

    Great idea, I will do it,

    Thanks a lot for you help!!!! Wink
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    Post by Mercenary25 on Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:08 pm

    Those two images are uploaded by ladrang on another thread but I figured I'd move them to this thread for the future reference.



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    Post by ladrang on Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:11 pm

    [quote="Mercenary25"]Those two images are uploaded by ladrang on another thread but I figured I'd move them to this thread for the future reference.

    Absolutely, you've right, thanks!! Wink

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    Post by kilroy was here! on Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:17 pm

    Wow, certainly among the top 10 around here!
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    Post by ladrang on Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:54 pm

    kilroy was here! wrote:Wow, certainly among the top 10 around here!

    Thanks for this comment Wink
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    Post by ladrang on Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:41 pm

    Some close up

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    Post by ladrang on Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:47 pm

    Some others close up from plate carrier

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    Post by Easy Gee on Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:10 pm

    Super-cool grouping Will, love it all Mate, congrats Cool


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    Post by ladrang on Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:42 pm

    Easy Gee wrote:Super-cool grouping Will, love it all Mate, congrats Cool

    Thanks gary, Yes I m very proud of this set Wink
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    Post by JYN on Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:18 am


    Your grouping is georgous and it is probably not so easy for collecting all of this gears in Canada.

    At the bookstore where I work, I met one canadian who did Afghanistan in a chopper's maintenance unit and we were talking about costs of war... he said that for each canadian chopper which is taking off, you've got two Griffons to cover the mission. Is that true ?

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    Post by ladrang on Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:15 am

    Hi JYN, I think you want to say chinook instead of chopper, because this word is just a slang word for a helicopter. The aircraft is always known among the aviation community as a helicopter, never chopper.

    BTW, I think the chinook need an escort with Griffons helicopters, but it depends on the mission. Wink
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    Post by P-E on Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:06 pm

    As I told you by mail : that's a fu***** nice grouping ! Very Happy I realy love it and I'm realy jaleous of your helmet and aircrew body armor (they both miss me in my collection !!!)


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    Post by ladrang on Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:17 pm

    P-E wrote:As I told you by mail : that's a fu***** nice grouping ! Very Happy I realy love it and I'm realy jaleous of your helmet and aircrew body armor (they both miss me in my collection !!!)

    Hi PE, thanks for your comments, I will show you in couple weeks my officier griffon pilot. Do you need a file for you, I mean plate carrier's file???
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    Post by P-E on Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:18 pm

    Yes, it'll be great if you can send me high resolution pictures of your body armor (front-back-label). It'll serve me for my article. I already have a few pictures of it, but they are poor quality so I'll change them.


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    Post by Infanteer90 on Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:03 am

    JYN wrote:
    Your grouping is georgous and it is probably not so easy for collecting all of this gears in Canada.

    At the bookstore where I work, I met one canadian who did Afghanistan in a chopper's maintenance unit and we were talking about costs of war... he said that for each canadian chopper which is taking off, you've got two Griffons to cover the mission. Is that true ?

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    Yes, it's true. The Chinooks were always escorted by Griffons when flying missions even though they were armed with three guns. The Griffons would also fly separate missions such as convoy over watch or close combat assault.
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    Post by Darktrooper on Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:42 am

    Infanteer90 wrote:
    JYN wrote:
    Your grouping is georgous and it is probably not so easy for collecting all of this gears in Canada.

    At the bookstore where I work, I met one canadian who did Afghanistan in a chopper's maintenance unit and we were talking about costs of war... he said that for each canadian chopper which is taking off, you've got two Griffons to cover the mission. Is that true ?

    Jean-Yves

    Yes, it's true. The Chinooks were always escorted by Griffons when flying missions even though they were armed with three guns. The Griffons would also fly separate missions such as convoy over watch or close combat assault.

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