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Australian Army Vietnam 1969 by darthpandanl Australian Army Vietnam 1969 by darthpandanl
This is a comic drawing of a Australian army signaller in the Vietnam war around 1969.

He is a National Service Signaller (radio operator) of the 6th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment station in Vietnam, he carried a AN.PRC-25 FM receiver/transmitter. He wear the Australian Combat greens uniform with a M1956 pattern webbing equipment and a typical Aussie jungle hat. He is armed with Australian made SLR (FN-FAL Assault Rifle).

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Hope you like it.
Cheers!
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ozdragon64 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Love this pic. Great work. It reminds me of a younger me when I was in 2/4 RAR in the mid 80's. Do you mind if I modify it a little and use it?
Ozdragon64
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darthpandanl Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Go ahead, no problems!
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ozdragon64 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Thanks mate.
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topher147 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool, great work! - Keep it up!

Also, If you could do a modern ISAF Special Forces soldier with a beard that would be awesome!
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ZeGreatLancaster Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whooo, Australia!
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ZTheSaint1059Z Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Come and gone. Leaving behind pain and lost...
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diversdream Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
nice to see our boys get some credit - my dad was there for 3 years, 2 with SASR and 1 with the AATTV.
His dead now - cancer.

like i said nice to see a Aussie face to Vietnam

Stephen
Aussie
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darthpandanl Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am very sorry for your lost, you must be very proud of your father.
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diversdream Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
big time - and not just proud also angry when i think of how he was treated after he came home.
the whole 'agent orange' thing also gets me a bit peeved as cancer is what killed him and in our family so far i have had 2 ops for it,one of my sisters lost her kid to it and another brother is also just recovering from an op related to cancer as well.

as a Vietnam vet said only yesterday to me we keep dying and the shooting stopped years ago..

s
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Mulga37 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
But the Australian SLR was British-made, hence taking thier names for it: L1A1 and L2A2.
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darthpandanl Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really? All my source said that Australian produce there own version of SLR.
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Mulga37 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
Yes, we did. But the SLR was not produced in Australia, circa 1969. It was originally ordered in large quantities from the UK (when we first adopted it as our standard 7.62mm assault rifle), and was then produced here at Lithgow. Our standard rifle now, F-88 AuSteyr (Steyr AUG), are entirely produced here. You should draw a modern Digger, with an F-88 :)
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darthpandanl Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was planning for that but I had promise someone that I will draw a Kiwi first :)
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jreezy33 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
Cool, I really like it.
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darthpandanl Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Spec-Al Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
excellent job mate

now you just need to do a Kiwi squadie mate
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darthpandanl Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I will see what I can do with the Kiwi.
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Spec-Al Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
oh you doing request stuff if so anychance of a British 1970's Para

Now that would be cool
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