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 Post subject: Re: Kit List for the "Newbies" to USAAF Re- Enacting
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:59 pm 
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To carry all your junk around, you might want a kit bag. These hold an amazing volume, and as yet, I haven't been able to fill it!

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'58 Hotchkiss Jeep 'Follow Me' Jeep, '44 Dodge WC51 'Flying Control' truck
'43 Ford GPW 'Station Photo' Jeep, '53 Roset Trailer and a B-17G Fortress #42-31035


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 Post subject: Re: Kit List for the "Newbies" to USAAF Re- Enacting
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A-4 Flight Suit. Finding one to fit may be a problem. All the ones I've seen seem to be made for pixies!

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My talents are surpassed only by my modesty - www.sacarr.co.uk

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'58 Hotchkiss Jeep 'Follow Me' Jeep, '44 Dodge WC51 'Flying Control' truck
'43 Ford GPW 'Station Photo' Jeep, '53 Roset Trailer and a B-17G Fortress #42-31035


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 Post subject: Re: Kit List for the "Newbies" to USAAF Re- Enacting
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When I had the idea for this forum I thought it would be great to have a photo next to the items that would be discussed.

Its even better to see that some-one else thinks along the same lines.

MIKE.

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 Post subject: Re: Kit List for the "Newbies" to USAAF Re- Enacting
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Army_Air_Force wrote:
A-4 Flight Suit. Finding one to fit may be a problem. All the ones I've seen seem to be made for pixies!

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A pixie or a W.A.S.P? :D

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Right waist gun "THE SPIRIT OF VALLEY FORGE"

Right waist gun "GHOST CREW"

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 Post subject: Re: Kit List for the "Newbies" to USAAF Re- Enacting
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:06 pm 
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A-11 Alpaca lined flying trousers. These are very warm, and again very useful in the Jeep in the winter. Two full length zippers allow easy fitting, and they have a large pocket for a bail out oxygen bottle. They are much more flexible than the leather/fleece flying trousers so possibly make for more comfortable wear if you will be leaping in and out of vehicles. I've seen later war pictures where a crewman was wearing a B-3 leather jacket and A-11 trousers, so I have no problem mixing leather clotheing with material.

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'58 Hotchkiss Jeep 'Follow Me' Jeep, '44 Dodge WC51 'Flying Control' truck
'43 Ford GPW 'Station Photo' Jeep, '53 Roset Trailer and a B-17G Fortress #42-31035


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 Post subject: Re: Kit List for the "Newbies" to USAAF Re- Enacting
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MIKE STOCKTON. wrote:

A pixie or a W.A.S.P? :D


WASP! Lynne has her own A-2 flying jacket ( Woody's War ) and has co-piloted my B-17 several flights, so I think she's qualified!

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'58 Hotchkiss Jeep 'Follow Me' Jeep, '44 Dodge WC51 'Flying Control' truck
'43 Ford GPW 'Station Photo' Jeep, '53 Roset Trailer and a B-17G Fortress #42-31035


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 Post subject: Re: Kit List for the "Newbies" to USAAF Re- Enacting
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The HB-7 Headset is fitted with ANB-H-1 H Earphone Receivers, and a PL-354 Plug. These headsets were the reason combat flyers took out the wire reinforcing out of their officers caps, allowing the cap to crush down when wearing the headset. The caps then became known as 'Crushers', and were the mark of a combat flyer

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My talents are surpassed only by my modesty - www.sacarr.co.uk

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'58 Hotchkiss Jeep 'Follow Me' Jeep, '44 Dodge WC51 'Flying Control' truck
'43 Ford GPW 'Station Photo' Jeep, '53 Roset Trailer and a B-17G Fortress #42-31035


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 Post subject: Re: Kit List for the "Newbies" to USAAF Re- Enacting
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T-30-S Throat Microphone & SW-141-V Microphone Switch

New for April '07, the T-30-S throat microphone makes a nice companion to the Headset. It is marked 'Univ Micro Co., Inglewood, Calif, Made in USA'. I need to take a better picture of this item.

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Almost a year later, I picked up this SW-141-V Microphone Switch, complete with leads, plugs and necklace. A large lever switch was mounted on the side of the case to enable easy operation even when wearing bulky flight gloves.

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My talents are surpassed only by my modesty - www.sacarr.co.uk

My Collection
'58 Hotchkiss Jeep 'Follow Me' Jeep, '44 Dodge WC51 'Flying Control' truck
'43 Ford GPW 'Station Photo' Jeep, '53 Roset Trailer and a B-17G Fortress #42-31035


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 Post subject: Re: Kit List for the "Newbies" to USAAF Re- Enacting
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:18 pm 
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Great work AAF keep it up.

Enjoying the reference pictures.

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 Post subject: Re: Kit List for the "Newbies" to USAAF Re- Enacting
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:21 pm 
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That's about it for my flying kit, but I have other items of interest that I'll post in the coming days/weeks!

Steve

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My Collection
'58 Hotchkiss Jeep 'Follow Me' Jeep, '44 Dodge WC51 'Flying Control' truck
'43 Ford GPW 'Station Photo' Jeep, '53 Roset Trailer and a B-17G Fortress #42-31035


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