Tuesday, December 15, 2009
DiD US Army Combat Uniform ACU Review
Last Thursday in Oslo, Norway, United States President Barack Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize that had been awarded to him by the Nobel Committee. The politician who had sought the White House as the champion of the anti-war forces in his party spoke as the commander-in-chief of a nation in the midst of waging war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
He acknowledged that "As a head of state sworn to protect and defend my nation, I face the world as it is and cannot stand idle in the face of threats to the American people. For make no mistake, evil does exist in the world."
The Nobel ceremonies came little more than a week after Mr Obama announced that he would be sending 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan (see my earlier post HERE).
And here's a look at a 1/6 scale ACU (Army Combat Uniform) released by DiD.
The ACU is the current combat uniform worn by the United States Army. The ACU uses a new military camouflage pattern called the Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP), which blends green, tan, and gray to work effectively in desert, woodland, and urban environments. The color scheme of the Army Combat Uniform is composed of a slate gray, desert sand and foliage green pixel pattern, which becomes darker or lighter depending on exposure to sunlight.
The 1/6 ACU you see is from the DiD uniform set. There are two sets that make up this - one Set includes: RACK Chest Rig, Grenade Pouches (3), M4 Mag Pouches (4), Large Vertical GP (General Purpose) Pouch, Radio Pouch, GP Pouch, Canteen Pouch (no canteen) and 3-day Assault Pack. The other set has ACU Shirt, ACU Pants, ACU Boonie Cap (not used), ACU MOLLE Vest with ACU SAW Pouches (not used). I added the helmet, shades, M4 assault rifle and boots to complete the look. Just the basic grunt kit.