517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team

Have been crazy busy lately, i’m working on a few new things for the blog but due to the lack of time it will take longer then expected. So I decided to post some older pics of my airsoft gear in the meantime. Let’s start with a 517th PRCT / Operation Dragoon impression:

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~ by m1pencil on July 12, 2012.

6 Responses to “517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team”

  1. ahh, the Champagne Campaign…n’er a better name in military history for an operation!

    • Yes indeed! And so many interesting units and crazy modded gear in action! Too bad this campaign is relatively unknown and overshadowed by the ever present “Operation Overlord”.

  2. m1, if you’re free next August, you should come to DC and meet a few of the 517th veterans at the Operation Dragoon conference. Sadly, the boys of the 517th ended up on the Italian border after the invasion, so didn’t even get to drive past the vineyards….

  3. Hello, very interesting topic. I would like to ask if you would not have to publish a more detailed photo of the subdrive, I could not find much on the internet. And I would still like to ask what you have left behind the bag attached with a white string to the thigh (the photograph with the vest). Many thanks in advance.

    • Besides the PTO the Allied Paratroopers / Special Forces in the invasion of Southern France have always fascinated me, tons of cool & interesting gear! 🙂 Maybe I can do a more detailed guide in the future.
      Do you want to know what the bag attached with the white string is? It’s a M1A1(IIRC) “trainig” gas mask bag, these were widely used by the First Airborne Task Force.

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