WW2 Soldier Dude

Soldier.jpg (1 MB)

Although I’m sure someone will tell me that based on his gun blah, and the thread count of his chinstrap and the plastic button on his shirt that this is OBVIOUSLY a- wait, when did they invent plastic again?


Send to Facebook | Send To Twitter
  • Leave A Comment

    Please Login to comment
    12 Comment threads
    3 Thread replies
    0 Followers
     
    Most reacted comment
    Hottest comment thread
    11 Comment authors
    exigeStickynjch412ArabianSharkDMYTRIW WDS Recent comment authors
      Subscribe  
    Notify of
    metalhead2061
    Member

    That’s definitely post-WW2. Somewhere between the Korean War and the Vietnam war. I’m not sure if that gun was ever fielded; it looks like a weird upgrade to the M3 Grease gun.

    averjoe01
    Member
    averjoe01

    The gun is a Carl Gustav M/45. Given that, and the uniform, this is most likely a Vietnam era Navy SEAL circa 1966.

    averjoe01
    Member
    averjoe01

    Okay, should have said that is my best guess. Could also be Swedish Home Guard. Hard to tell from the photo.

    lumps937
    Member

    Original caption to the photo:
    Pfc. Dean Richardson, a candidate in the Ranger Indoctrination Program (RIP), 2nd Battalion, 75th Infantry (Ranger), fires the Swedish-K 9mm SUBMACHINE gun during special weapons training at Range 31.
    The photo is dated 13 Jan 1982. Seecomment image

    mld
    Member

    damn, late to the party..
    what he ^ said

    ArabianShark
    Member

    Is it me or does naming a military program “RIP” sound like maybe not the best idea?

    averjoe01
    Member
    averjoe01

    I bow to your superior Google-Fu.

    metalhead2061
    Member

    Well I was wrong. Damn you Swedes.

    scandata
    Member

    Judging by his uniform and the choice of weapon, I’d say he’s in some branch of the military. Probably one from Earth.

    DMYTRIW WDS
    Member

    That’s obviously Lee Adama cicra 5 BBY fighting the borg.

    ArabianShark
    Member

    Ah, yes, the geek tri-factor. Well done.

    njch412
    Member

    Side note, those black leather gloves with the strap are the same black leather gloves they issue as the standard work gloves in today’s Army.

    Also RIP is no-longer the name of the program.

    Sticky
    Member

    Plastic was invented in the early 1900s, originally introduced as “Bakelite.”

    exige
    Member

    I had that type of gun when i did my service in sweden back in -88.
    disassembled and assembled it in 45 sec flat.
    great gun to handle, you could dunk in water, then in sand.
    a quick rinse and your’e good to go again.



    Advertisements Alcohol Animated Images Architecture Art Awesome Things Batman Cars Comic Books Computers Cosplay Cute As Hell Animals Dark Humor Donald Trump Fantasy - Science Fiction Fashion Food Forum Fodder Gaming Humor Interesting LOLcats Military Movie Posters Movies Music Nature NeSFW Politics Religion Sad :( Science! Sexy Space Sports Star Trek Star Wars Technology Television Vertical Wallpaper Wallpaper Weapons Women WTF X-Mas