Contractor Gear: A Collectors' Guide to Weapons, Private-Purchase and Service-Issue Clothing and Equipment as used by Civilian Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan

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    Contractor Gear: A Collectors' Guide to Weapons, Private-Purchase and Service-Issue Clothing and Equipment as used by Civilian Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan

    Post by joshd2 on Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:19 pm

    Book coming out  Jan 2017 from Schiffer Publishing.

    https://www.amazon.com/Contractor-Gear-Private-Purchase-Service-Issue-Contractors/dp/076435258X/ref=sr_1_46?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1472860762&sr=1-46&keywords=iraq

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    This book is a comprehensive collectors’ guide to Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) civilian contractors’ private-purchase and service-issue clothing, equipment, and weapons as they were worn and used in the field between 2002 and 2014. A host of detailed photographs show what civilian contractors both in combat and in non-combat roles looked like in Afghanistan and Iraq. This is the first militaria book that presents actual configurations of clothing, equipment, as well as weapons of civilian contractors in as near to realistic configurations as is practically possible. The majority of items presented in this book are bringbacks from Iraq and Afghanistan, where the author worked in different capacities as a civilian contractor. Items shown in the book used to be the author’s own work clothes, equipment and tools, or they belonged to fellow contractors who worked with him in different places at different times.


    About the Author
    Zammis Schein worked in Afghanistan as an escort interpreter, an English teacher and a field interpreter trainer on several assignments. He fell in love with the country. He was enchanted by the people, the languages, the rich culture, and the colorful history of Afghanistan. He started his collection of contractor clothing and equipment while he was working in Afghanistan.

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    Re: Contractor Gear: A Collectors' Guide to Weapons, Private-Purchase and Service-Issue Clothing and Equipment as used by Civilian Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan

    Post by Ewart on Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:32 pm

    Could be avoid few months with that and the Desert Uniform book out the month before.
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    Post by Doin' the Deid on Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:24 pm

    I placed an order for a copy a couple of weeks ago. Hopefully it won't take too long to be released.
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    Post by nkomo on Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:34 pm

    Does anyone have any information on when this book will be released?
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    Post by kriegsmodell on Thu May 25, 2017 6:54 pm

    nkomo wrote:  Does anyone have any information on when this book will be released?  

    Amazon has them in stock and available for immediate shipment.



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    Post by Doin' the Deid on Thu May 25, 2017 7:03 pm

    Doin' the Deid wrote:I placed an order for a copy a couple of weeks ago. Hopefully it won't take too long to be released.

    Just received mine from the publisher. At first glance it looks very good, but I hope to spend the weekend reading it in detail.

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