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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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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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