Sample 1: Size large. No longer in collection.
Sample 1: Coverall. Stamp located in left leg at ankle front. Could be Albanian issued since it has 2 “tabs” by neck hood. Color Balanced Swatch: Mask used to hide skin for more complete camouflage coverage.
Very notable US influence. Sample 1: TAP53 Belt Sample 2: MAS49 ammo pouches: Sample 3: TTA51 Musette Sample 4: Suspenders Fabric is much softer than American M45 webbing. Stamp is likely from after Algerian War. Assembled webbing:
Sample 1: Bevo insignia.
Sample 1: Unissued. Has West German buttons. No discernible date markings. Sample 2: Like sample 1, but different stamp on tag and different size.
Sample 1: Mid-Late War Bush Jacket Mid – late war production. Issued to “Willard” (name written on inside back across tag). Tag faded, nearly unreadable. Says something about “Coats, Combat…”. Sample 2: Early War Bush Jacket Earlier war production. Tag is attached only on one edge. No markings. Green internal drawstring intact. Has zippered pocket […]
Sample 1: Pouches US-style “Lift the Dot” fastener snaps, British Pattern 37 style belt hooks. Sample 2: Small Pack British style buckles.
Sample 1: Pouches: unknown date Belt made after 1945. “Suspenders” are actually 2 equipment straps. Sample 2: Mixed blanco colors. Mostly WW2 dated.
Sample 1: Parka Sample 2: Parka Sample 3: Paratrooper jacket and pants Pants do not have lower pockets. Color Data: From sample 1 (above)
Sample 1: Maroon color, bevo insignia.
Sample 1: Israeli stamps: 1 above left upper pocket and another inside. Color Balanced Swatch:
Sample 1: Manufactured in 1954. According to seller belonged to German-born veteran of 1er Regiment Etranger Parachutiste. Badge on pocket is from Algerian War. Sample 2: Found together with sage green USAF field jacket. Color Balanced Swatch: From sample 1.
Sample 1: Has infrared-active underprint.
Sample 1: Sample 2:
Smock: Trousers: Hood:
Moon and Balls: Brushstroke: Mixed:
Sample 1: Very thick, impermeable, inflexible fabric. Windproof, but not insulating.
Sample 1: Sample 2: 1966 version of print. Also called: “Sinai” “Bloody Sunday “Bloodcake” “Banana” “Desert” Has similar square of white fabric on back of collar as 1963 sample. This was likely for high visibility at night. Used in Northern Ireland (“Bllody Sunday”) and Cyprus by Para Regiment.