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  • Air Assault Badge, 1st Pattern, Color. We have finally reproduced this hard to find patch. With the activation of the 11th Air Assault Division (Test) on 15 February 1963 at Fort Benning, Georgia, the division commander, then Brigadier General Harry W. O. Kinnard, began to fashion an operational reality from a vision – what later came to be called “airmobility”. Part of this mission was to create a ‘state of mind’ among the members of the division – “sky soldiers” as they were called – to instill in them belief in the new airmobile concept. Airmobility had to do more than merely provide Infantry troops with helicopters for rides – it needed to train all ground elements in conjunction with all air elements to create a well-honed combat fighting team. To differentiate 11th Air Assault Division “sky soldiers” from other Army units, General Kinnard had designed and established a ‘special’ badge’ that his “sky soldiers” could wear as a mark of their airmobility expertise. This became the 11th Air Assault Division (Test) “Air Assault Badge”, first issued in the spring of 1964. It was never officially recognized by the Army, and Kinnard stated "I wear my original Air Assault Badge proudly, as may anyone in the first shift of the Jumping Mustangs and as far as the rest of you, I personally authorize it. I doubt if anyone will question you." In order to qualify for this badge, each soldier had to successfully rappel from a helicopter, thrice from 60 feet and twice from 120 feet. Each soldier had to pass aircraft safety procedures, an aircraft orientation, arm and hand signals, combat assault operations, prepare, inspect and rig equipment for a sling load, and be able to lash down equipment carried in cargo helicopters. Despite the 11th Air Assault (Test) being rolled into the 1st Cavalry Division, the "Original" Air Assault Badge was an item of pride and you see it in use throughout the 60's in both US and in-country made styles in color and subdued. Originals are very hard to find and coveted by their owners. Learn More

    Air Assault Badge, 1st Pattern, Color

    $10.00
  • ERDL Camo Boonie, Rip-Stop, Reproduction. These are outstanding boonies that match our ripstop ERDL jungle fatigues. Correct details throughout including square chin cord keeper, small screened eyelets, HBT nylon band, brim stitching, labels, etc. They look incredible! Learn More

    ERDL Boonie, R/S

    $40.00
  • Air Assault Badge, 1st Pattern, Subdued. We have finally reproduced this hard to find patch. With the activation of the 11th Air Assault Division (Test) on 15 February 1963 at Fort Benning, Georgia, the division commander, then Brigadier General Harry W. O. Kinnard, began to fashion an operational reality from a vision – what later came to be called “airmobility”. Part of this mission was to create a ‘state of mind’ among the members of the division – “sky soldiers” as they were called – to instill in them belief in the new airmobile concept. Airmobility had to do more than merely provide Infantry troops with helicopters for rides – it needed to train all ground elements in conjunction with all air elements to create a well-honed combat fighting team. To differentiate 11th Air Assault Division “sky soldiers” from other Army units, General Kinnard had designed and established a ‘special’ badge’ that his “sky soldiers” could wear as a mark of their airmobility expertise. This became the 11th Air Assault Division (Test) “Air Assault Badge”, first issued in the spring of 1964. It was never officially recognized by the Army, and Kinnard stated "I wear my original Air Assault Badge proudly, as may anyone in the first shift of the Jumping Mustangs and as far as the rest of you, I personally authorize it. I doubt if anyone will question you." In order to qualify for this badge, each soldier had to successfully rappel from a helicopter, thrice from 60 feet and twice from 120 feet. Each soldier had to pass aircraft safety procedures, an aircraft orientation, arm and hand signals, combat assault operations, prepare, inspect and rig equipment for a sling load, and be able to lash down equipment carried in cargo helicopters. Despite the 11th Air Assault (Test) being rolled into the 1st Cavalry Division, the "Original" Air Assault Badge was an item of pride and you see it in use throughout the 60's in both US and in-country made styles in color and subdued. Originals are very hard to find and coveted by their owners. Learn More

    Air Assault Badge, 1st Pattern, Subd

    $10.00
  • Tiger Stripe flight Helmet Bag. This is a great reproduction helmet bag that features two large outside pockets with Velcro and snap closure and two inner slip pockets inside the bag (ideal for sunglasses, spare parts, visors, etc). The bag also features a padded body for helmet protection, carrying handles, hanging clip, two D Rings for a shoulder strap attachment (such as a GP Strap) and a metal zipper. Learn More

    Tiger Stripe Flight Helmet Bag

    $75.00
  • Advisor Sparse Tiger Stripes (Gold). These are the classic "advisor" pattern and are the "Anglo" cut with US Sizes. True to originals, these are more slim fitting than many of the repros on the market. This run is part of a limited partnership and available solely through us in the USA. These have incredible detail including color, fabric, dish buttons, green thread, HAMA zipper and and simple ink stamp for size in garment. Classic "advisor" cut which is correct for this pattern. Coat features two double button chest pockets with outward facing bellows, left sleeve cigarette pocket, and hanger tab in neck (C2B-EXP-3P1 style). Advisor Sparse Tiger Stripes are a mid-war pattern from the Vietnam War and are commonly seen in use from 1968 on through the end of the war. Their use was widespread amongst LRRP / Ranger Units, SF, SOG, CIDG and ARVN units. They are often referred to as "Gold Tigers" based on how they would fade into gold tones and purple blacks. When reproduced, traditionally everyone has tried to recreated this faded look to get the desired colors but the hardest was the purple faded black. These sets have that hard to recreate fade color and purple black and will continue to change with age. Learn More

    Advisor Sparse Tiger Stripe Shirt (Gold)

    $90.00
  • Advisor Sparse Tiger Stripes (Gold). These are the classic "advisor" pattern and are the "Anglo" cut with US Sizes. True to originals, these are more slim fitting than many of the repros on the market. This run is part of a limited partnership and available solely through us in the USA. These have incredible detail including color, fabric, dish buttons, green thread, HAMA zipper and and simple ink stamp for size in garment. Classic "advisor" cut which is correct for this pattern. Pants feature two slash pockets, two double button cargo pockets with bellows facing in, two rear double button pockets and a lower leg pocket (ZIP-7P1 style). Inseams are "regular" length. Advisor Sparse Tiger Stripes are a mid-war pattern from the Vietnam War and are commonly seen in use from 1968 on through the end of the war. Their use was widespread amongst LRRP / Ranger Units, SF, SOG, CIDG and ARVN units. They are often referred to as "Gold Tigers" based on how they would fade into gold tones and purple blacks. When reproduced, traditionally everyone has tried to recreated this faded look to get the desired colors but the hardest was the purple faded black. These sets have that hard to recreate fade color and purple black and will continue to change with age. Learn More

    Advisor Sparse Tiger Stripe Pants (Gold)

    $90.00
  • Advisor Sparse Tiger Stripes (Gold). These are the classic "advisor" pattern and are the "Anglo" cut with US Sizes. True to originals, these are more slim fitting than many of the repros on the market. This run is part of a limited partnership and available solely through us in the USA. These have incredible detail including color, fabric, dish buttons, green thread, HAMA zipper and and simple ink stamp for size in garment. Classic "advisor" cut which is correct for this pattern. Coat features two double button chest pockets with outward facing bellows, left sleeve cigarette pocket, and hanger tab in neck (C2B-EXP-3P1 style). Pants feature two slash pockets, two double button cargo pockets with bellows facing in, two rear double button pockets and a lower leg pocket (ZIP-7P1 style). Inseams are "regular" length. Advisor Sparse Tiger Stripes are a mid-war pattern from the Vietnam War and are commonly seen in use from 1968 on through the end of the war. Their use was widespread amongst LRRP / Ranger Units, SF, SOG, CIDG and ARVN units. They are often referred to as "Gold Tigers" based on how they would fade into gold tones and purple blacks. When reproduced, traditionally everyone has tried to recreated this faded look to get the desired colors but the hardest was the purple faded black. These sets have that hard to recreate fade color and purple black and will continue to change with age. Learn More

    Advisor Sparse Tiger Stripes Set (Gold)

    $175.00