U.S. Vietnam War Mitchel Vine Leaf Pattern Jungle Camouflage

Product Description

The roots of Mitchell Vine leaf pattern began during the Korean War, the pattern was developed in the early 50s and first saw use in 1953. The reversible pattern followed the footsteps of M1942 Frog Skin, green leaf ‘tropical’ pattern and a brown cloud “Fall” pattern on the reversed side. The iconic helmet cover pattern was first issued in 1959 and was used by troops throughout the Vietnam War. This camo was produced in shelter halves as well, troops would have in country made items manufactured with the material. Such items like, Patrol Caps, Jungle Hats, OG107 style Pants, Tops, and even M65 Jackets! The close up featured helmet cover is unissued, 1964 dated, and has the original packing folds! Absolutely MINT!
Item photo list:
2 Vietnam War era M1 helmets, Various Dates.
M56 Canteen Cover dated 1963 with 1965 dated canteen.
Vietnam War Era Claymore Bag with instructions sheet legible.
LC1 Early 1973 dated Gear belt.
1972 dated Panama sole Jungle Boots size 11R.
1975 dated Pilot Survival Knife with Sheath.
1963 dated tropical field cap.
1985 dated PRC-77 Radio Mic.
1969 dated 4th Pattern Special Forces Jungle Top Size M-R.
1967 dated GP “Greeser” pouch.

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To simplify the various conditions New & Used items may have, we created a conditions guide:

  • New Condition: new with or without tags, various dates and manufacturers. 

  • Good Condition: shows signs of use, light fading/ possible small stains and or small factory repairs. Tags may be legible, may have name tapes and patches sewn on by previous owner. Various dates and manufacturers.

  • Fair Condition: shows signs of use, fading/ small stains/ factory repairs. Tags may be legible, may have name tapes and patches sewn on by previous owner. Various dates and manufacturers.

  • Poor Condition: shows signs of heavy use, fading/ stains/ holes/ rips/ major factory repairs. Tags may be legible, may have name tapes and patches sewn on by previous owner. Various dates and manufacturers.

Military surplus comes in a variety of different conditions based the three " " rule: What, Where, When.

  • Depending on what the item is will generally determine the amount of use and what it was used for. This is important because some items do not endure the torture of being in the field for prolonged periods of time, while others might.
  1. Ex: Dress Uniforms are not worn in combat, therefore generally, there is lighter use than issued combat/working uniforms.

  • Knowing where the item most likely was issued/stored will generally determine the environment it was exposed to. This is important because some items are exposed to harsher conditions than others, or are straight from storage.
  1. Ex: Uniforms & Gear issued in the Vietnam War saw extreme heat and moister, giving those items specific textures/smells/common problems, while the same items issued to troops in occupied Europe do not have those attributes (Generally better conditions). 
  2. Ex: Uniforms & Gear stored in a controlled environment (warehouses or similar areas) feel and smell different than if it is stored in a non-controlled environment (Random areas/outside/or exposed to elements)

  • Time is a huge factor, when something was issued generally determines the age of the item. As time goes by everything ages, this is the circle of life and it does apply to inanimate objects, like military surplus. Items will show signs of age, typically tarnished metal/fading/stains/rips/holes/rot/smell. The exception to the rule is NOS ( New old stock) items or ones stored carefully in controlled environments.
  1. Ex: Uniforms & Gear from World War 2 are generally made of canvas/leather/twill or HBT fabric, and are close to 100 years old. These items have more than likely seen combat or were reissued in the Korean or Vietnam Wars. Extensive use and the fact that they are almost a century old will reflect the condition & price. This applies to any era. 
  2. Ex: Uniforms & Gear from the original factory box, or items stored carefully in controlled environments will generally retain their durability and "new" look. The age of an item sometimes is not a factor BUT only when it is properly stored or carefully looked after.

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