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 Post subject: The first "transformer".
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:17 pm 
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Here we see what appears to be a soldier from Austria-Hungary testing a portable shield.

What seems odd is that he's wearing spurs... and carrying an M.95 long rifle... and testing equipment clearly not meant to be used horseback. I am not able to explain it.

Any ideas, Comrade Artist? SW

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Spiffy moustache though! ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:24 pm 
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...well they hadda field test it out somehow to see if it'd be cavalry ready...heck -even OUR guys cant get things right these days...I hear they are recalling the latest Army 'digital camo'....which aint very cammo apparently... at the waste of many$$$.....coming soon to a surplus outlet near you.......:roll:



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:36 am 
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well - i have a pair of waders in that patern , a friend said he could not see me at fifty yards downstream in the fall ..........maybe he had his eyes closed ????


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:40 am 
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The spurs and long rifle suggest Mounted Infantry.

Its unlikely that such a heavy armor could be carried on foot for very far.

Most Calvary was relegated to Mounted Infantry tactics once automatic weapons made the Calvary charge suicidal.

Mounted Infantry rode into the general area of a battle then dismounted to fight on foot. There were exception such as the charge of the Australian Light Horsemen who were actually mounted infantry rather than calvary and carried no sabers.

Interesting armor, not sure if that one is in my book.
https://archive.org/details/helmetsbodyarmor00deanuoft


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