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US Marine Infantry Combat Uniforms and Equipment, 2000-12
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Introduction /Organization of USMC infantry units /Introduction to uniforms and equipment: recent background - influences of other armed services US and foreign - the USMC quest for distinctive "branding" - the "private-purchase" phenomenon /Printed camouflage patterns - Woodland, Desert, MARPAT (temperate, desert, and snow variations) /Field uniforms: BDU and DCU - combat utilities - flame-resistant gear - cold/wet weather clothing - boots and gloves /Load-carrying equipment: APILCE - IIFS - MOLLE - ILBE - FSBE - approved private-purchase commercial gear /Protective garments and equipment: NBC - body armor - helmets - eye-protection /Personal electronics: communications - night vision and sights - miscellaneous /Weapons /Bibliography

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Featuring specially commissioned full-color artwork and detailed photographs, this book reveals cutting-edge developments in the combat clothing and personal equipment used by infantry soldiers of the US Marine Corps in the 21st century.

About the Author

Kenneth Ewald is a published scientist and illustrator who currently teaches at the American Military University. He has worked as an editor for two New York publishers, and has himself had military history articles published in Time and National Geographic magazines. This is his first book for Osprey.

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This 64-page paperback concisely details the Marines' key contributions to unprecedented rapid changes in the combat infantryman's appearance and abilities. Particularly notable have been developments in camouflage, body armor and load-carrying equipment, as well as the acquisition of 'off-the-shelf' commercially produced items. Because the subject matter is modern warfare, readers will find that this book is peppered with superb color photos, with many made available due to the USMC's cooperation. Add a number of excellent color illustrations to the equation, and this book is a visual gold mine for history buffs, militaria enthusiasts and model figure hobbyists. "Leo Winston, Toy Soldier & Model Figure (March 2013)"" "This 64-page paperback concisely details the Marines' key contributions to unprecedented rapid changes in the combat infantryman's appearance and abilities. Particularly notable have been developments in camouflage, body armor and load-carrying equipment, as well as the acquisition of 'off-the-shelf' commercially produced items. Because the subject matter is modern warfare, readers will find that this book is peppered with superb color photos, with many made available due to the USMC's cooperation. Add a number of excellent color illustrations to the equation, and this book is a visual gold mine for history buffs, militaria enthusiasts and model figure hobbyists." --Leo Winston, Toy Soldier & Model Figure (March 2013) This 64-page paperback concisely details the Marines' key contributions to unprecedented rapid changes in the combat infantryman's appearance and abilities. Particularly notable have been developments in camouflage, body armor and load-carrying equipment, as well as the acquisition of 'off-the-shelf' commercially produced items. Because the subject matter is modern warfare, readers will find that this book is peppered with superb color photos, with many made available due to the USMC's cooperation. Add a number of excellent color illustrations to the equation, and this book is a visual gold mine for history buffs, militaria enthusiasts and model figure hobbyists. Leo Winston, Toy Soldier & Model Figure (March 2013)" "This 64-page paperback concisely details the Marines key contributions to unprecedented rapid changes in the combat infantryman s appearance and abilities. Particularly notable have been developments in camouflage, body armor and load-carrying equipment, as well as the acquisition of off-the-shelf commercially produced items. Because the subject matter is modern warfare, readers will find that this book is peppered with superb color photos, with many made available due to the USMC s cooperation. Add a number of excellent color illustrations to the equation, and this book is a visual gold mine for history buffs, militaria enthusiasts and model figure hobbyists." --Leo Winston, "Toy Soldier & Model Figure "(March 2013)"

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