Recently in the media I've noticed a bit of a difference between UK soldier kit compared to the yanks. Specifically the quantity. Compare these two shots: And And I guess my question is Have the yanks given up the idea of lying prone completely now? Which is strange given their predeliction to doing it after three budweisers I remember a comment made by a USMC Soldier serving in Vietnam that "Charlie moves around with an AK, some ammo and a bag of rice, we've got to hump 30lbs gear all day around the jungle " and I can't help but feel that the same is happening now. Its not as if urban conflict gives rise to long patrols but the kit carried seems to be plentiful to say the least. I know the new CBA is bulky but their chest rigs etc prevent anything useful happening once you are lying down (speaking from experience) unless ofcourse their chest rigs are spring loaded or some such gucci action Anyone else noticed this?