Saturday, June 25, 2011

Ghille you and your gun

Named for the Gaelic “lads” who accompanied deer hunts in the Scottish Highlands, the Ghillie suit is a camouflage garment covered in heavy foliage. Temperatures in these portable hunting blinds can reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit in moderate climates. Above are Ghillie-suited snipers of the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment (France) in Afghanistan in 2005.

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