Viet Cong soldiers, most likely main force or village defense fighters early in the war. They wear typical black pajamas with brimmed hats made from camouflage material. Their packs appear to be of ARVN or local origin, and they carry French MaT-49 sub-machine guns on top of their rice tubes. The man in the foreground also appears to be wearing a captured M1956 canteen cover.
A member of 161 Recce Flight, RAAF, 1971.
“Scud Hunters” of the British Special Air Service during the Gulf War
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Boeing MH-47G - Cutaway Poster from Flight International