History of US Army Battle Dress

History of US Army Battle Dress

US ARMY 1775-2013

HISTORY OF THE US ARMY BATTLE DRESS

THEN & NOW

A lot (LOT!) has changed in appearance, function and safety in US Army battle dress / military uniforms over the last 200+ years. Have a look at this interesting, split screen infographic illustration detailing USA military attire from 1775 to 2013.

THEN:
Shako or “tombstone” style cap was issued from the early 1800s through 1850s.

Tight fitting wool uniforms were the standard issue from the mid 1700s through the mid 1800s.

History of US Army Battle Dress InfographicDress colors were: blue, red, gray, and white 1700s through early 1900s.

Uniforms used sewn on brass buttons.

Muskets and Sabers were the main source of weaponry through the early 20th century.

Shin protector issued to calvary.

Half-Boot worn through mid 1700s through 1813.

NOW:
Kevlar helmets, vests, and undergarments have also become standard issue.

The semi-automatic M15 rifle has been issued since the 1960s.

The modern day uniform is a loose, lightweight poly mesh material, that reduces a soldier’s infrared makeup.

Uniforms now use mostly snaps and hook & loop (Velcro) material.

First widespread uses of camo came in 1942 – nicknamed “Frogskin.”

Organic patterned camo was introduced in the 1960s.

Desert camp came about in the 1980s.

And, digital came became prevalent in the 2000s.

Modern Army issued boots.

1775-2013
238 YEARS OF BRAVERY


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January 1, 2017 / 4 Comments / by / in
  • vacommonhelp.com says:

    The Army white evening mess uniform comprises the Army white jacket, black high-waisted trousers, white formal dress shirt with a wing collar, white vest, and white bow tie.

  • po9n.com says:

    September 1981 for replacement of the long worn and aging Olive Drab colored uniforms or OG-107, the following month in October, the Battle Dress Uniform began field issuement military wide.

  • fresh-cvv-shop.ru says:

    September 1981 for replacement of the long worn and aging Olive Drab colored uniforms or OG-107, the following month in October, the Battle Dress Uniform began field issuement military wide.

  • Virtual Private Servers says:

    As the Army soldiers on into its 2h year, we celebrate the service of our troops whose tours of duty have been as diverse as the men and women sacrificing their lives in honor of defending ours.

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