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Operation Longhorn

Post by Luis » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:53 pm

Operation Longhorn
Date taken: April 1952
Photographer: John Dominis

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Post by Tim Kline » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:58 pm

Nice helmets...........
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Post by Steve Webb » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:57 pm

Very progressive, the soldier chick is Airborne.
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Re: Operation Longhorn

Post by SB5477 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:14 pm

What's that thing on top of the helmets?

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Post by Steve Webb » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:27 pm

It was a friend or foe I.D. interesting story

http://www.lampasasdispatchrecord.com/n ... n_Ope.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by Buggy Man » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:06 pm

SB5477 wrote:What's that thing on top of the helmets?
Like Steve Webb posted, it was to identify friendlies from OPFOR troops. I guess the (US) Army thought it made the helmets look more "Soviet"? Notice that the uniforms being worn are a much darker color then the standard Army fatiques and that the rank chevrons are sewn on upside down. This was done in an attempt to make the persons playing OPFOR look more foreign to US troops training with them.

As for the female wearing the jump wings, She must have been pretty high speed/low drag because back in the day, they didn't water down the training for jump school.
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Re: Operation Longhorn

Post by Steve Webb » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:28 pm

Nice M38's being used. As the aggresor force I'm sure she was a pleasant distraction to the oppressed civilians, I mean who could resist that!
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Re: Operation Longhorn

Post by Buggy Man » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:47 pm

The insignia used by the OPFOR was a pink triangle inside of a white circle. Notice that several soldiers are wearing armbands with that on them. On the side of my M59 APC (now, since long departed) the remains of the OPFOR insignia was still visiable (just barely).
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Re: Operation Longhorn

Post by HQ327 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:22 pm

SB5477 wrote:What's that thing on top of the helmets?
Standard 1950s era OPFOR helmet comb.

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Post by a61ford » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:02 pm

The dreaded Circle Trigon strikes again! http://thedonovan.com/archives/2009/02/ ... ou_fi.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.vetshome.com/military_army_f ... tory_2.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by HQ327 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:24 pm

Aggressor Uniforms:

http://ahecwebdds.carlisle.army.mil/aww ... &awdid=787

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Re: Operation Longhorn

Post by Ben Dover » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:13 pm

The Trigon Agressors spoke "Esperanto" a Latin derivative language developed espescially for the Trigon agressors.. The insignia on the vehicles was a 6" white circle with a triangle within. The Trigon Agressors were active in the 50's-70's.
I bought a clean 1955 M-38A1 at Ft Devens in 1966 that was assigned to the ASA and had the Trigon Insignias on the sides of the cowl and on the front of the frnders. The USA Registration was 2A 5177 with a Serial No 82922.
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Re: Operation Longhorn

Post by tipdog » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:39 pm

The Trigon Agressors spoke "Esperanto" a Latin derivative language developed espescially for the Trigon agressors...
Au contrair mon frere...

Esperanto was developed and used long before the U.S. Army used it.

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Re: Operation Longhorn

Post by HQ327 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:58 am

Buggy Man wrote:The insignia used by the OPFOR was a pink triangle inside of a white circle. Notice that several soldiers are wearing armbands with that on them. On the side of my M59 APC (now, since long departed) the remains of the OPFOR insignia was still visiable (just barely).
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Nope! Triangle was green! "Aggressor vehicles and heavy equipment are marked with a white circle containing a green equilateral triangle (the Trigon)." FM 30-101 page 27

As for uniform:

"The Army uniform is jungle green in color which is in keeping with the national colors and the traditional emblem of the Circle Trigon Party. The cut of the shirt, trousers, and oversea cap resembles that of similar items of the United States Army uniform. Footwear also follows United States Army design. Aggressor Army female personnel (including nurses) wear the conventional jungle green uniforms of the same general pattern as those worn by female personnel of the United States Army. The Aggressor helmet, although similar to the United States Army helmet, has a distinctive ridge running front to rear over the crest of the helmet. This ridge is about 81/2 inches long, 1 ½ inches wide, and tapers in height from 11/2 inches in front to 1 inch in back (fig. 5)"

FM 30-101 p.4

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