Uniforme Rangers – BAR Gunner – Review d’uniforme

Uniforme Rangers – BAR Gunner – Review d’uniforme


Hello everyone and welcome to this new video of uniform presentation. Today I will introduce a derivative of an outfit that I have presented to you before: the uniform of the 2nd Rangers Version BAR Gunner. Above all, I must warn you of several points : This video is just a base to build you your uniform. It won’t save you to search by yourself in books, specialized magazines, or on Internet to learn more about the elements I will present. With pictures, you’ll contradict me, but it’s not because there is a picture of a thing it was regulatory, and it’s not because there is no picture of something it didn’t exist. After, if you have remarks about my explanation, so you know more than me already. I’ve not the pretention to know everything. I will present what I wear on me to save you a two-hour video and you can find all the elements that constitute this outfit in the description of this video, accompanied by the corresponding timing. HISTORY In my first video, which you can find here, I presented the history of the 2nd Ranger Battalion. We will now go above in the hierarchical pyramid: I’ll present you the history of the 75th Ranger Regiment, the regiment in which we found the six Ranger battalions. In May 1942, the 1st Ranger Battalion was created and began its recruits to be trained in Scotland by British commandos. During the Jubilee operation in August 1942, 120 soldiers of the 1st Battalion landed with the Canadians on the beach of Berneval-le-Grand, near Dieppe. The operation was a huge failure, landing in the Nord Pas de Calais has been postponed by the Germans The 1st, 3rd and 4th Ranger battalions fought in North Africa and Italy, until the Battle of Cisterna January 29, 1944, when most of the Rangers 1st and 3rd battalions were killed or captured. During the Normandy invasion, the 2nd Ranger Battalion is illustrated in the famous assault of the Pointe du Hoc and the 5th Ranger Battalion landed at Omaha Beach, in the sector Dog White, where he won the motto “Rangers lead the way!” In the Pacific, the 6th Ranger Battalion was established on 26 September 1944 and participated in the invasion of the Philippines. He made the daring raid on Cabanatuan, to release American prisoners from the clutches of the Japanese, while losing only 4 men, 522 prisoners released. The Japanese have lost between 500 and 1,000 soldiers in the raid. At the end of the war, the Ranger units were disbanded, but the Ranger training program was established, although reserved for senior NCOs and officers. UNIFORM The outfit you’ll see in this video is not necessarily specific to the Rangers, except for the insignia. So you just have to change the shoulder and helmet insignias in order to make any American infantry division. As a body suit, I wear an olive green T-shirt, which comes from a famous German store. It’ll also be possible to take a white T-shirt, as long as it’s united. But depending on your needs, you can do without this item, it’s not visible under the uniform. We add a pair of Dog Tags over. The HBT trousers for “Herringbone Twill” is dark olive green color, and features side gusseted cargo pockets. The color OD No. 7, corresponding to olive green, was selected in January 1943 for HBT outfits and new combat clothing in cotton and for canvas or yarned cotton equipment. He was considered as a work outfit, until used by infantry troops during the Normandy landing, worn over the mustard pants. He was also treated anti-gas and was equipped with an inner flap at waist. It closes at the front by 5 black painted buttons. The rough out boots type III was the service shoes of the US military, carried by all infantry troops from June 1943 to replace the russet low boots. This is the latest model, the first model of boots having a tip attached to the front, a slightly different sole and a higher stem. The laces are made of nylon, making them stronger than cotton laces used before. Color, once you’ll get your copies, will be very light. Mine became dark with use and through applying Impregnite. More the boots will be worn, the more they will darken, making them more realistic. The M1938 leggings are made of strong khaki cotton canvas. They are available in 4 sizes and distributed in 1939 to all the infantry troops. They come with the boots and hang with a strap under the foot. The hooks are made of brass on the first manufacturing, then in blackened metal. Like the HBT trousers, the HBT shirt, made of the same fabric, was intended to be a work shirt, but was however worn to fight. The advantage of the HBT outfit was it was light, so perfect to wear for the summer, and also served as an anti-gas outfit when she was impregnated with the specific product. That is why we find the flaps in the pants and the top of the HBT shirt. It closes with 5 buttons, and the two chest pockets are closed with a button for each. The shirt you see here is Type 2, appeared in late 1942, type 1 having pockets provided with a central gusset and a banded on the bottom of the jacket, closed with two additional buttons. Here you see the inside flap, designed to protect a little more during a possible gas attack, but also to protect against mosquitoes in tropical environments. The collar was intended to be worn open, hence the lack of buttons at the top of the shirt. The M41 jacket was regulatory jacket in all the infantry of the US Army during World War II. There were two types of jackets, the one presented here is of 2nd type, so it has the shoulder straps and no flaps on the pockets. It was adopted in May 1941 and was worn over a shirt, either HBT or mustard. The inside is made of wool, hard to wear on naked arms. It was later replaced by the M1943 jacket whose development begins in 1942. The M41 2nd type was not practical for transporting objects, she had no inner pocket, and only two side pockets, which didn’t close. The Rangers insignia, like any other infantry insignia, is placed at 1,27cm from the shoulder seam. EQUIPMENT The M1 helmet was made of two parts: a steel helmet, here covered with a camouflage net, and a liner. The heavy helmet presented here has movable loops, appeared in October 1943, that replaces the fixed loops, which were more fragile. The helmet’s bomb was covered with anti-reflective paint and is lined with a stainless ring. Note that the weld must be at the front, the post 1944 fabrications of M1 helmets will place the seam at the back (but no luck to find in Europe before the end of the war) The liner allowed the soldier to “personalize” his helmet, so adjust its size. The second type of liner was adjustable, which is the case here. The objective is that the headset can be worn by the soldier without using the chinstrap. A leather chinstrap is placed in the liner, and gets wedged on the front peak of the heavy helmet, so as to secure the two parts of the helmet. US helmets were designed to be worn without jugular so as to allow the helmet to be free if an explosion occurred next to the soldier. Otherwise the soldier would have been beheaded by force of the blast. Each soldier was equipped according to its armament. Here, the BAR gunner must have the maximum of available magazines, and can even take extra BAR bandoliers. A second man may also have a BAR belt to be the purveyor of this gunner. This purveyor will have bandoliers to carry his own ammunition of M1 Garand. The BAR belt contains 12 BAR magazines in 6 separate pockets. This belt is a Chinese crappy copy, I had to add holes on top of the belt, and the bottom holes are too close. Hanging on the belt, there is the USM3 knife, contained in its Bakelite scabbard USM8. We can see on the back of the belt it is not possible to attach equipment. With the BAR belt, or we use a M36 webbing or we use a havresack M1928, as here. The havresack allowed to carry everything you need to keep several days on the battlefield. Above the havresack, we find a pocket to put the mess kit and cutlery. It is here marked with the name of the soldier. This is here the name of a fictional character. Under this package, we find an M1910 shovel, or T-shovel. It is contained in a M1910 cover, itself hanging on havresack with his metal hook. The presence of the bayonet can be controversial, as our soldier has a BAR. Nevertheless, he chose to wear the M1 bayonet slid into its Bakelite M7 scabbard. This accessory was normally reserved for owners of Garand. We can deduce that this soldier was recovered from not regulatory way. On the back left, a canteen model M1942 and his aluminum cup M1942, tucked into a M1910 cover, find their place. The canteen was worn on the left so as not to disrupt the carrying of the weapon to right the shoulder. MK II grenades, or “Pineapple” was widespread during WW2 as very effective, it is fragmentation. A small yellow band recalls that this is an explosive ammunition. It was during the 20s that was developed the first aid kit containing a bandage and sulfonamide crystals to sprinkle on the wound. The kit is contained in a canvas pouch M1924 to hang in front of the belt. The Browning Automatic Rifle, abbreviated BAR 1918 A2 was a machine gun, so a support weapon for a section. It could be equipped with a bipod, which was not necessarily used, the bipod leading additional weight at the tip of the weapon, it didn’t help to shoot from the hip. It was equipped with a wooden stock, then Bakelite stock, and fire 30.06 cartridges (like Garand) which were contained in magazine of 20 cartridges. The BAR was equipped with a special sling, but that looks closely like the M1 Garand sling, the only difference being that the strap of the BAR was longer. He could shoot with two cadenzas, but only in burst, with a fire selector above the trigger. A carrying handle will appear in late 1944, but was not used on the European front. Thus we can see that the BAR used by Reiben in the film “Saving Private Ryan” is probably correct, but it shouldn’t have marks on the barrel at the location of the handle The cocking lever is fixed when firing, unlike Thompson or Garand. Handling this lever lets discover the ejection window, showing here the hop-up unit, this BAR being airsoft version from ACM. You can find the review link in the description of this video Here is the overview of our BAR Gunner, based on the uniform soldier worn by the 1st class Reiben, character met in the movie “Saving Private Ryan” by Steven Spielberg. As mentioned above, the port of the BAR at the shoulder is possible if the canteen is worn on the left, as this may damage your gun with the pressures of the buttons’ cover. Note the fact the canteen falls by itself is linked to the bad quality of the belt and was not voluntary during the filming of this video. Due to its 8,8kg, it was easier to shoot with the BAR by having hip, the body doing an excellent counterbalance to control the recoil of the weapon. Shot in the shoulder could only be possible if the weapon was deployed on its bipod, otherwise the recoil when firing developed could quickly tire our shooter, especially if the rate was set to “rapid fire”. When your BAR had to be handy but not worn on the shoulder, it was possible to put the butt plate on the belt, to get some rest for your arms. It was then necessary to pass a hand in front of the magazine to good maintain the weapon against the magazines inserted in the specific belt. In this way, the gun remained quickly usable. For the airsoft model, I strongly don’t advise you to wear your BAR at the shoulder, it has a weakness at the base of the barrel. SUMMARY During the landing in Normandy on June 6th, 1944, the soldiers perceived accessories supposed to protect against the use of poison gas, although the Germans haven’t actually ever used. In this protective purpose, HBT outfit was treated anti-gas, this one being light and serving as additional clothing, coming over the mustard clothes. HBT meaning Herringbone Twill, the HBT trousers were with two cargo pockets with a center button. It closes with 5 black painted buttons and could be used with a belt. The M1938 gaiters were distributed in 1939 and had 8 metal hooks for 19 eyelets for spend a lace, used to grip the gaiter around the calf. A strong canvas strap slides under the sole of the boot and then into a metal loop to maintain all against the shoe The rough out boots are in here type 3, occurred from June 1943 to replace the russet low boots. When you get your boots, they will have a very light color. Feel free to wear them in the civilian and use of impregnite and even shoe polish to give them a darker shade. Remember that the soldiers used their boots in training before arriving in Normandy. When the body of the shoe is in rough leather, the sole is in molded rubber. The pattern of the sole is the same as the buckle boots, which will replace this set leggings + boots, for reasons of practicality. The HBT shirt completes the HBT pants. This could be worn without anything on top; instead of mustard shirt; or over it. It could also be treated anti-gas during the Normandy invasion and was also with an inside flap. It closes with 5 buttons and two breast pockets feature each a button. This shirt is Type 2, commonly found after 1942. You can see the Dog Tags, identity plates used by the US military to recognize the soldier if he were to die in battle. Her blood was also used in the hospital, and his religion allowed to choose the shape of the cross after the death of the soldier. There may be several colors of HBT shirts, depending on the age of the shirt, the manufacture and the number of days spent in the sun. The opening of the handle to the hand can be set with extra buttons, in order to more easily put a jacket on top, for example. The M41 jacket was a jacket made of cotton with wool lining inside, preventing its use without long sleeves, under penalty of irritation! It was adopted in May 1941 and therefore wore over a mustard shirt, or HBT shirt shown before. This jacket is the second type, the first type having flaps on the pockets and without shoulder pads. It was not compulsory to wear ranks, to not serve as target for German snipers. Unit Badge was sewn one inch from the shoulder seam, or 1,27cm. This is the specific Rangers insignia, embroidered in orange and blue. The jacket closes with a zipper and 5 buttons, leaving an open V-neck. Be sure to wear a shirt underneath, or there will be a risk to see your t-shirt. The M1 helmet was made of two shells and could possibly have a camouflage net, in order to be able to insert branches or hessian, or simply to avoid as much gleams. Jugular in strong canvas is sewn on mobile loops of the heavy helmet and this chinstrap is stuck in the back. The Rangers badge is also found on the rear of the helmet with an orange diamond topped with a digit for the battalion. For Omaha Beach, we will choose the 5, and 2 for the Pointe du Hoc. The liner was made of pressed cardboard covered with cloth and was polished, then was made of plastic resin. Heavy helmets are one size, the liner allowed to keep the helmet on the soldier’s head, it is adjustable from February 1942. Above all his uniform, the soldier had to wear the equipment adapted to the gun and environment. Here we find the equipment carried by a BAR gunner. The M1937 belt could hold 12 magazines of 20 cartridges for BAR, and was composed of two elements connected by a belt. The M1942 canteen, crept into the M1942 cup, all inserted in a M1910 cover, allowed to have a reserve of water. The cup is very useful for heating water for tea/coffee. Here we see the belt on which are held the pouches for BAR magazines. This belt is adjustable and slides under the elements’ loops. There are no eyelet for attaching equipment. Here is the second element of the BAR belt, in which we find the First Aid Pouch M1924, in which is slided First Aid Packet. Just near, we find an USM3 combat knife content in its Bakelite scabbard USM8. This knife is manipulated like a Garand mini-bayonet, and it is also on this model that was created the bayonet for the USM1 Carbine, appeared just at the end of the war. On this BAR belt, a bag is hung, acting like webbing. Indeed, each of the ramp of this havresack M1928 is attached to the top of the belt, except a strap on each side, to hang at the bottom of the bag to convert it into a backpack. On the back of the bag, we find three elements: first: the pocket to hold the mess kit and cutlery, and below the shovel M1910, also called T-shovel. This is a crappy copy of which I had to add a metal bar to replace the original crate wood. And finally on the side, we have a M1 Garand bayonet in his M7 scabbard. This bayonet shouldn’t end up here, our soldier having a BAR, not a Garand. This can be a havresack reversal with a Garand gunner or a non-regulatory “personalization”. And finally, our BAR gunner added MK II grenade on the front of the webbing. Not necessarily the best place to crawl and lie down, but faster to access. The disadvantage of havresack compared to conventional M36 suspenders is that there is no ring to slide the grenade‘s lever. The Browning Automatic Rifle 1918 A2 is the third evolution of the M1918 BAR. It is produced from 1940 by IBM and New England Small Arms Corporation. It measures 1.2m and weighs 8,82kg, making this machine gun very heavy to carry over long distances. Its rate of fire was adjustable by a regulator located on the left side. It was powered by magazines with a capacity of 20 cartridges in 30.06, the same caliber as the Garand. We recognize the sight of a heavy machine gun M1919 A4, and the sling is specific to the BAR, although very similar to the Garand’s strap. During World War II, each battle group had staffing, allowing for a significant fire support. The cocking lever was not moving during the fire, and only served to initiate a first round in the chamber. BAR could be equipped with a bipod, to place before the flash suppressor, to facilitate shooting when lying down. This was however not a help to the standing shooting, adding weight to the weapon. This is an airsoft replica worked by me, you will find the review link in the description of this video. I hope you enjoyed this video, if so feel free to share it, to subscribe to my channel to not miss anything of my activities, and I give you appointment for the next video of uniform or airsoft gun presentation! Bye! Directed by Neo035 With the Yves and Mireille’s help

55 Replies to “Uniforme Rangers – BAR Gunner – Review d’uniforme”

  1. Super vidéo ! Je ne savais pas que les Rangers avaient participé au débarquement râté à Dieppe. On lit dans tous les bouquins que ce sont les Brit' et Canadiens qui ont participé à cette opération, les US ne sont jamais évoqués…

  2. Encore une belle vidéo à dévorer.
    Attention sur cette dernière j'ai trouvé la musique un poil trop forte… on t'entend moins bien du coup…

  3. Tu serais capable de faire des uniformes modernes ou ce n'est pas ton domaine ? (Vietnam, Indochine, Algérie, Afghanistan …..)

  4. Merci Neo superbe video , j'ai jamais essayer BAR cela doit faire bizarre la 1ere fois de la tenir car pas de poignet lol , je suis tout exciter je viens de commander mon tout 1er uniforme ( US Vietnam) la vache je me serai jamais douter que la facture grimperai aussi vite avec les divers accéssoires

  5. bonjour neo035 cela fait plusieurs vidéos que j'écris ce commentaire,pourrais tu s'il te plaît,faire une vidéo pour nous apprendre à peindre l'insigne du 2nd bataillon de ranger us sur un casque

  6. A quand une présentation d'uniforme français de 40? Il me semble l'avoir vu sur ta vidéo du 14 juillet avec la clarinette^^

  7. pourquoi la veste des soldat du film il faut sauver le soldat ryan son de couleur moutarde et sur la vidéo elle paraît verte

  8. je ne sait pass ou acheter mon equipement de second bataillons de rangers si quelqu'un peu m'aider ce serait super
    merci

  9. je n'aime pas trop les uniforme ricain il ne sont pas très jolis ils sont pratique certe mai il faut que l'uniforme soit jolis et pratique et confortable

  10. La bande jaune des grenades signifie qu'elles ont été peintes en vertes. Beaucoup de stocks d'entraînement étaient jaune alors on les a peinte en verte car toi voyant. Elle sont trempées à la main dans la peinture olive. Ce qui explique pourquoi elles ne sont pas entièrement verte. 🙂

  11. La musique est beaucoup trop forte, cela est très très désagréable autant pour nos tympans que pour la bonne compréhension de vos commentaires qui sont au demeurant très bien faits.

  12. Je me fait une tenue de bar guner n'ayant pas beaucoup d'argent je me fabrique moi même un bar mais qui sait ou de trouver des copie des vêtement y déjà un casque lourd un ceinturon avec étui colt et un général purpose

  13. Bravo pour ton taf de dingue en terme de reconstit' et d'histoire du matériel. Bravo pour ton super boulot! @ +

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