UH-1D “Huey” gunship used in Vietnam in the infamous “Search and Destroy” missions. The armament includes 2 Miniguns,( one on each side) door mounted dual M60 machine guns and 2 rocket pods yielding 7 rockets per pod. The Huey gunship was very effective at suppressing the VC during troop transport missions. They would cruise at 150 feet and lay down some serious firepower.
The Minigun has a rate of fire of 4,000 rounds per minute. The door mounted M60 does 550 rounds per minute.
The Bell UH-1D “Huey” was the workhorse of the Vietnam War.
It took a beating and kept flying. Many Huey’s were found with numerous 3-5″ holes in the fuselage from triple A and would still fly.
Agent Orange deployment over Vietnam.
What are the best EMT cargo pants?
I own and wear 5 different brand EMT cargo pants and I think the Tru-Spec 24/7 tactical pants are the best EMT cargo pants. I bought them over a year ago and wear them every weekend. I have washed them many times and they still look brand new. I bought them for around $45.00.
So why are the Tru-Spec 24/7 EMT cargo pants the best?
Here are the reasons
- Materials – 65/35 polyester/cotton Rip-Stop fabric
- Fit – slim fit. They fit me like a glove without being restrictive or too tight.
- Fasteners – heavy duty metal fasteners…fly zipper and snap waist fastener. I prefer a metal snap to a button.
- 6 Wide Belt Loops
- Workmanship – double stitching and flawless fabrication.
- Appearance – look professional and sharp.
- Function – plenty of well designed cargo pockets along with some blind pockets.
- Price – inexpensive at about $45.00
- Durability – worn and washed for about 18 months and still look brand new
Here are the Tru-Spec 24/7 EMT cargo pants right out of the shipping bag. I love these pants! They feel great and are cool in the summer. You just can’t beat these at any price.
Dickies EMT pants are a good choice among many choices for EMT/EMS pants.
I never knew Dickies made EMT pants??? Go figure.
Dickies EMT Pants Features
Dickies EMT pants are made from 65% polyester and 35% cotton and is a Twill and not Rip-Stop fabric. There is a big difference! Rip-Stop is a special fabric that resists cuts, punctures and tears. It’s almost like Kevlar but not bullet proof. However you may not need Rip-Stop fabric. So consider your needs before buying. Twill is more like a type of dress pant. It is very durable and comfortable but not puncture resistant or tear resistant like Rip-Stop.
The fasteners are heavy duty and fasten securely. The fly zipper is metal and functions well. The belt loops are wide and numerous. I like 6 belt loops on tactical or EMT pants for a secure fit. The Dickies pants have 7 belt loops. I don’t see any problems or shortfalls here.
Dickies EMT pants are a cross between a tactical pant and a dress/casual Twill pant. They look nice and are very functional for first responders.
Construction and Fit
Dickies EMT pants ride just below the waistline. Not quite hip huggers. This is where I wear most of my pants, just below my actual waistline. It’s more comfortable. There is extra room in the seat and legs to allow easy movement like walking, climbing, jumping or running. The legs are a straight cut. The waistband features a triple grip for secure fit. The knees are double reinforced to increase wear durability. There are plenty of cargo pockets to store tools, keys, wallet, cell phone, medical supplies, etc. There is a special tool pocket with snap loops to secure it in place. You’ll really like the permanent crease. No more ironing!
Dickies EMT pants were designed specifically for emergency medical personnel. They retail for under $50. That’s about on par with most EMT pants.