16Nov

Viet Cong Uniform Requirements

VIET CONG UNIFORM STANDARDS

HEAD GEAR
Preferred
NVA style cotton boonie hat
 NVA pith helmet, with or without camouflage net
Not Accepted
US-style boonie hat
Non-Combat Exception
“Rice farmer” conical hat (NOT TO BE WORN DURING COMBAT OPERATIONS) used to blend in with populace
UNIFORM
Preferred
Vietnamese Civilian Garb long sleeve “Black Pajamas” (available on ebay and vendors)
Accepted
Dickie’s brand “scrubs” pants – black with Dickie’s brand black long sleeve work shirt
Not Accepted
Black-colored tactical or civilian clothes
Exceptions
Vintage looking shirts, flat colored
It is encouraged (but not required) to wear a checkered black colored Vietcong-style identification scarf (can be found on ebay).
UNDERSHIRT
Preferred
No undershirt
Accepted
Plain cotton T-shirt in black, grey, white, or olive drab color
Plain cotton tank top in black, grey, white, or olive drab color
Not Accepted
Underarmor or other modern athletic undershirts
Any shirts with patterns, labels, or designs printed on them
FOOTWEAR
Preferred
Chinese type 65 “liberation” boots, high cut (available on ebay)
Accepted
Canvas Palladium brand “pallabrouse” ankle boots, high cut
USGI jungle boots, olive drab color
Not Accepted
Modern combat door kicker boots
WEAPONS
Preferred
AKM or AKMS rifle
Type 56 or Type 56-1 rifle
PPSh-41 or PPS-43 submachine gun
Mosin Nagant rifle
SKS rifle
RPD machine gun
Browning 1919 machine gun
Browning M1918 BAR machine gun
RPG-2 rocket launcher
RPG-7 rocket launcher
Accepted
Any AK with: Wood handguards, wood or stamped metal stock, stamped metalstyle mags, no muzzle device, no attachments (scope, bipod, light, etc)
M16A1 rifle
M60 machine gun
M1 Garand
M1 or M2 Carbine
M3 Grease Gun
M1 Thompson submachine gun
K98
MP44
MP40
Tokarev TT-33 Pistol
M1911A1 Pistol (in correct USGI Vietnam-era configuration)
Not Accepted
ANY AK variant that does not fit the above requirements
ANY AR-15 variant that is not an M16A1 or that has any attachments
Dragunov SVD rifle
RPK or RPK-74 machine gun
PK or PKM machine gun
ANY AR-15 variant that is NOT an M16a1
M60E3 or M60E4 machine gun
Other AK variants will be accepted ONLY under the following conditions
The stock is either wood, or steel underfolding
The pistol grip is either wood or bakelite
The handguards are wood
No muzzle device other than an AK-47 muzzle nut or AKM slant brake
No optics, side or top rails, or any accessories
AK-47 style stamped steel mags are used
SLINGS
Preferred
Chinese canvas AK/SKS sling with leather tabs
Soviet canvas AK/SKS sling with leather tabs
Reluctantly Accepted
Soviet canvas Mosin Nagant sling
USGI canvas M16 sling
USGI General Purpose strap
Not Accepted
Any nylon sling
Any modern sling
BELT (Not mandatory with “Pajamas”)
Preferred
Chicom-style trouser belt (available on Moore’s Militaria or KeepShooting)
Vietnamese copy of USGI pistol belt (available on Ebay)
Accepted
USGI M1936 or M1956 pistol belt
Not Accepted
ALICE pistol belt
CANTEENS
Preferred
NVA/Chicom-style canteen with canvas yoke (no painted pictures on the side)
Accepted
USGI M1910 aluminum canteen in an M1936 or M1956 canteen cover
USGI 2-quart canteen in USGI M1910 “meat can” mess kit pouch
Not Accepted
Camelbaks
Nalgene bottles
Disposable PET bottles
LC-1 or ALICE 1QT covers
AMMUNITION CARRYING EQUIPMENT
Preferred
3 pocket chicom AK chest rig
10 pocket chicom SKS chest rig
Chicom SMG shoulder pouch
Chicom type 53 mosin nagant pouch
Chicom stick grenade pouch
Reluctantly Accepted
4 pocket chicom AK chest rig
USGI M1928 general purpose pouch
Not Accepted
Vietnam-era USGI load bearing equipment
RUCKSACK
Preferred
NVA rucksack (available from sampan imports or Ebay) (no painted flags or pictures on it)
Basket Carrier (Homemade)
Accepted
Soviet veshmeshok (available on Ebay)
USGI M1936 musette bag
USGI mountain rucksack
Czech M60 rucksack (available on KeepShooting)
Reluctantly Accepted
USGI lightweight or tropical rucksack
USGI Medium ALICE rucksack with frame removed, olive drab color
ARVN rucksack
Not Accepted
Large ALICE rucksack
Modern Molle rucksack
Vintage “green” backpack
SLEEPING GEAR
Preferred
USGI jungle hammock
Generic olive drab colored hammock
USGI silk parachute blanket
USGI wool blanket, olive drab color
Soviet Plash Palatka
Accepted
USGI pup tent
USGI rubber poncho
OD or ERDL USGI poncho liner
USGI M1949 sleeping bag
Generic brown or grey wool blanket
Reluctantly Accepted
Modern sleeping bag inside of a USGI olive drab sleeping bag cover
Not Accepted
Modern sleeping bags brightly colored
Modern tents
COLD/WET WEATHER GEAR
Preferred
NVA quilted warming vest
USGI parachute silk scarf or cape
Checkered Vietcong-style identification scarf (available from sampan imports)
Soviet Plash Palatka
Accepted
USGI rubber poncho
USGI wool field shirt
USGI wool sweater
Not Accepted
Modern poncho
Modern rain suit
MESSKIT
Preferred
Ceramic or enameled metal bowl
Ceramic or enameled metal cup or mug
Wooden or metal chopsticks
Wooden or metal spoon
Cotton “elephant trunk” tube for carrying rice
Metal cooking pot
Accepted
USGI M1910 mess kit
Soviet or German mess kit
Generic metal utensils