So you're off to Vietnam...

Here you will find required and suggested equipment items for your Vietnam impression.

USGI Rifleman
  • Fatigues; Jungle, Olive Drab Green
  • Boots; Jungle, OD & Black
  • Socks; Wool
  • Cover; Boonie, USMC Utility, or Hot Weather "Baseball"
  • Rifle; M16A1, XM177E2, or M14 (specialty rifles accepted on a per case basis)
  • Machine Gun; M60 or M63 Stoner (Special Forces only)
  • Knife; KABAR, Camillus, or correct bayonet (rubber training only)
Combat Equipment
  • Helmet; M1 steel pot w/ Mitchell pattern cover (frogskin cover accepted)
  • Vest; Fragmentation, M52, M55, or M69
  • Rucksack; Daypack (buttpack), Tropical, Lightweight, or ARVN
  • Notebook w/ pens and/or pencils (NCOs, Officers, and RTOs)
  • Storage Bag; Claymore, M183, or map case (NCOs and Officers)
  • M56 Webbing
    • Suspenders; H-back
    • Pistol Belt
    • Ammunition Pouch; Universal Small Arms, 2 (minimum)
    • Canteen Cover; 2 (minimum)
    • Canteen; 1qt (2 minimum)
    • Compass/Bandage Pouch
    • Bandoleer; M16
    • Bandoleer, M60 (Machine gunner only)
    • Flashlight; Angle head w/ red filter
    • Holster; M1911 Pistol (NCO, Officer, or Machine gunner only)
    • Entrenching Tool
Existence Equipment
  • Emergency Light, Red
  • Poncho; Army or Navy styles
  • Rations; MREs or canned food (labels removed)
  • Insect Repellent
  • Sunscreen w/ high SPF
  • Foot Powder
  • Toiletries Kit
    • Toothbrush & toothpaste
    • Soap
    • Medications (prescription and OTC)
    • Razor w/ shaving foam
Base Camp Equipment
  • Water; 2 gallons minimum
  • Sleeping System; Cot, ground pad, or sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Poncho Liner
  • Blanket
  • Mosquito Net
  • Sweatshirt; OD, grey, or college

North Vietnamese Forces
ALL Vietnamese players require the following
  • Jungle hammock
  • Sleeping bag or wool blankets
  • Flashlight
  • Food. Period correct is nice, but staying fed is important
Peoples Army of Viet Nam (PAVN / NVA)
  • AK47 rifle. The iconic Communist weapon
  • Tan/Khaki work pants and shirt. Dickies are a great substitute here
  • Tan boonie hat or NVA pith helmet. Ebay and even Amazon have these items cheap
  • Palladium style boots. Any sturdy boots will do in a pinch
  • "Chicom" AK chest rig. Often called the "Type-56" rig, easily found on Ebay
  • Chinese style canteen on a sling or pouch. A US canteen is fine, hydration is key
National Liberation Front (Viet Cong)
  • AK47 rifle
  • Black "pajamas". Hospital scrub pants and Dickies work shirt are great base uniforms
  • Tan or black boonie hat
  • Kam Ranh "VC" scarf. a long, colored bandana or silk scarf will work here
  • "Chicom" AK chest rig
  • Chinese style canteen on a sling or pouch

⚓ Optional but highly recommended

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