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  • Nov 3 2007
  • 3 Nov 2007

MACV-SOG 1-0 Jacket: A Symbol For Vietnam’s Elite Among The Elite

Until recently, little was known or published about MACV-SOG, an elite US Special Forces reconnaissance unit in Vietnam. SOG was under joint command by 5th Special Forces Group and CIA with an objective to recon and disrupt the Ho Chi Minh trail by running cross-border operations into denied areas, primarily Laos and Cambodia. SOG recon teams were small, typically 6 to 8 men.

  • Jul 31 2007
  • 31 Jul 2007

Coming of Age: Toys in Early America

American toys actually predate recorded history. American Indian children played with the smaller versions of their parents’ items, right down to scaled-down bows and arrows. […]

  • Jul 27 2007
  • 27 Jul 2007

The Evolution of Jungle Boots Worn in Vietnam

The first jungle boots to be worn in South East Asia where developed immediately post WWII for use in Panama. They resembled WWII boots by having double buckles and a russet brown leather finish. They saw limited use in Vietnam with the exception of being worn by early Special Forces advisor teams in Laos (Operation Hot Foot / White Star) and occasionally by TDY teams in Vietnam.

  • Jul 26 2007
  • 26 Jul 2007

401st GIR (Glider Infantry Regiment), 101st Airborne Uniform Group

This uniform grouping was worn by PFC James J. Kriha, Service Company 401st GIF, 101st Airborne. Kriha was a post D-Day replacement and fought in Holland (Operation Market Garden), where he was seriously wounded and spent the next year and a half in hospitals recovering.

  • Feb 18 2007
  • 18 Feb 2007

A Survey of Chevrolet Nomads in 1/64 Scale

by Dave Weber, images Doug Breithaupt The year was 1954 and was the first time a Chevrolet Nomad was introduced to the public. It was […]

  • Feb 18 2007
  • 18 Feb 2007

The Less-Than Fairlady: Nissan’s 280ZX

by Brian Willoughby For almost 10 years, Nissan’s original Z car had dominated the American sports car scene, becoming, along the way, the biggest selling […]

  • Feb 11 2006
  • 11 Feb 2006

Military Vehicles Past and Present

Military Vehicles Past and Present by Ivan Delgado images by Ivan Delgado and Doug Breithaupt WC54 Ambulance (WWII), Johnny L. DINKY TOYS 22f Tank22c Motor […]

  • Feb 11 2006
  • 11 Feb 2006

1973 – A Glorious Time for Grand Touring Cars

By Doug Breithaupt To the French, they are the ‘Grand Routier’, to the Italians, ‘Gran Turismo’, and to the English speaking world, ‘Grand Touring’ cars. […]

  • Feb 11 2006
  • 11 Feb 2006

The Original Jeep: 50 Years in Miniature

By Doug Breithaupt One of the most-recognized of all vehicles, the original Jeep has been a popular choice for diecast producers. First built by Willys […]