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What hat would the 5th member wear?


If there was a 5th member of the Rat Patrol, what hat do you think
he would wear? A plumed 3 Musketeers hat would be grand but I'd opt
for a Beanie Copter thing.

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I think a propeller beanie would have stood out!

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There are so many possibilities...

-he could wear a cowboy hat and scream yee-hah! every time they jumped a sand dune
-he could wear a turban or a fez and have a North African background. That could make for a lot of human interest stories. They could rescue his family's village from a German attack
-he could wear a black top hat. His back story could be that he was a magician before the war. He would use his magic tricks to fool the Germans occasionally.
-he could wear a baseball cap backwards. He would be an ex-gangbanger. He could use his street smarts to get them out of sticky situations
-how about a fedora? He could be an Indiana jones type. A real intelligent, former professor or lawyer - but also a cold-blooded killer
-Headquarters could assign a snot-nosed 2nd-Lieutenant right out of Westpoint. He would probably wear the helmet that he was issued. Of course, in his first episode, the other four would shoot him, leave him in the desert and tell HQ he was KIA
-he could wear a green leprechaun's hat. He would be a drunk and constantly spout out old Irish witticisms.
-they could transfer in a Russian and he could wear one of those bearskin hats you always see Russians wearing in the winter.

I loved Rat Patrol by the way

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he could wear a turban or a fez and have a North African background. That could make for a lot of human interest stories. They could rescue his family's village from a German attack


In that case, they should've signed up Kabir from The Fifth Wheel Raid. Competent and brave man of Sikh background and his C.O., to whom he was loyal, turned traitor, leaving him a little disenfranchised. Ripe for being scooped up as an honorary fifth Rat.

I mean, really, how many times will you look under Jabba's manboobs?

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-he could wear a baseball cap backwards. He would be an ex-gangbanger. He could use his street smarts to get them out of sticky situations


this would be most useful 'coz he'd always be able to start their jeeps when under pressure -or- be able to steal panzers, strip them for parts & sell them back to them nazis!!!

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A pickelhaube.

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How about a half-French, half-Algerian Commando....wearing a FEZ! He would speak Arabic or something similar to communicate with the natives...and during R&R time would cook up some 4-star meals for the group.



That's just a thought off the top of my head, you understand...


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Snoopy cap w/ goggles

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That's a great idea. His side story could be that he still believes the Red Baron is alive. During every battle, he would see one German wearing something red among the Germans they are fighting. He would be convinced that it was him and try desperately to kill him, only to fail. After the battle, only he would see the Baron getting away and he would raise his fist and shout "Curse you Red Baron!!"
Of course, the others would think he is crazy or imagining things. They would just nod their heads, pat him on the back and tell him "Well, maybe next time..."

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