American Fighting Uniforms Of The Vietnam War -
The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, was a Cold War military conflict that
may be said to have occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from September 26, 1959 to April 30,
1975. The war was fought between the communist North Vietnam, supported by its communist allies,
and the government of South Vietnam, supported by the United States and other anti-communist
The American fighting uniform saw a great deal of changes during the Vietnam war. This period
represents the most advances in the field since WWII. This page is provides a comprehensive
study of the time period.
This section is dedicated to documenting the US fatigues employed by various branches of the service
during the vietnam conflict. Fortunatelly for the collector, most of these uniforms are still fairly easy to
obtain and are still inexpensive. An exception to this rule would be any special forces uniforms or the early
war fatigues. These items can command much higher prices.
The Vietnam war witnessed the use of non-rip popplin for the first time. This material is very light weight,
allows air circulation and is composed of a threaded grid that helps top the cloth from ripping once a cut has
occurred. The uniforms worked particularly well in the heat of the jungle.
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This section of the website provides an in-depth analysis of the military uniforms employed
by the United States armed forces during the Vietnam war.
|| View the types of materials and colors for the uniforms.
||View the buttons employed in the uniforms.
||List of clothing tags used in the uniforms.
The illustrated history of the
American Combat Uniform
during the Vietnam war (1957 to 1975).
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