The Egyptian vertical pattern was first created in 1971 for export (source: The pattern is very similar to other vertical lizard patterns used by Syria, Lebanon, and Libya at the time. The SADF Recces also produced a copy of this pattern, Copy J.

In the 1980’s, some Egyptian troops wore the same pattern, but in a darker green color.

Sample 1:

Lighter color, sparse region is probably an artifact of printing. It appears in other panels of the garment. This shirt was recovered at the Guineafowl School assembly point in Gwelo (now Gweru, information provided by seller), along with the Strichtarn and Korean shirts. Like many insurgent-used items, it shows signs of heavy use.

Tag Remnant:

Long tag would have been here.


Simple open top pockets with button closure. A small fabric scrap was found inside the left pocket (as worn).


Unlike its SADF exact copy, the cuffs do not have any adjustment buttons.


Collar is in two pieces.


Internal pocket under right side (as worn).