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HotFudge 11-15-2011 05:42 PM

Why don't Marines wear camouflaged plate carriers?
 
That's always bugged me. Anytime I see pictures of Marines in training or in the sandbox, they always wear solid colored plate carriers

http://i540.photobucket.com/albums/g...nes_marpat.jpg

http://i540.photobucket.com/albums/g...ma_Iraq_lg.jpg

http://i540.photobucket.com/albums/g..._hmed_4ph2.jpg

Compare that to US Army guys who always have fully camo'd PCs.

http://i540.photobucket.com/albums/g...n_Multicam.jpg

http://i540.photobucket.com/albums/g...-8725H-341.jpg


Anyone know what gives?

pagj17 11-15-2011 06:35 PM

Because the Marines are too cool for camo:p
I think it has to do with keeping 'compatibility" between the two colors, one less piece of kit.

orangello 11-15-2011 06:57 PM

Perhaps because nobody has the guts to tell them they don't match?

Reservists would catch to much heck.
;)

texaswoodworker 11-15-2011 07:26 PM

I don't know, but that m4 the Army soldier on the bottom is carrying is freaking awesome. I like that grenade launcher too. :D

IGETEVEN 11-15-2011 07:35 PM

The Army has always been more fashion conscience and coordinated then the Marines. :p :D

silverado113 11-15-2011 08:54 PM

Because you're not blending into anything anyways. Look at all those pictures; you think the insurgents wouldn't see you walking around? Yeah the Army looks good cause they match, but really it's all about safety and it would have taken longer for that vest to be field to the Marines because the MARPAT pattern was a registered Copyright. The OTV or Outer Tactical Vest is made by an outside company in which they would need to apply for usage of the MARPAT pattern ensuing in a delay in fielding it.

notdku 11-15-2011 09:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by silverado113 (Post 628486)
Because you're not blending into anything anyways. Look at all those pictures; you think the insurgents wouldn't see you walking around? Yeah the Army looks good cause they match, but really it's all about safety and it would have taken longer for that vest to be field to the Marines because the MARPAT pattern was a registered Copyright. The OTV or Outer Tactical Vest is made by an outside company in which they would need to apply for usage of the MARPAT pattern ensuing in a delay in fielding it.

So stupid politics it is!

trip286 11-15-2011 10:36 PM

Ha Ha Ha!!! Imagine that!! Healy, Chesak, and Lt. Deitz in the top photo!!

I know for a fact those three don't need no stinkin camo!!

Wait a minute... were you in 1/6 hotfudge?

Vincine 11-15-2011 10:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IGETEVEN (Post 628437)
The Army has always been more fashion conscience and coordinated then the Marines. :p :D

??? Have you seen a Marine in their dress uniform? There isn't anybody else anywear that could make that work! :p;)

trip286 11-15-2011 10:52 PM

IMO, the only other Military dress uniform as sharp as the Dress Blues, was the Nazi SS dress uniform. No, I'm not a Nazi (I am a quarter German though), and I don't hate Jews. It's just a sharp ass outfit.


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