4 Colour DPM Shirts and Trousers.

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    4 Colour DPM Shirts and Trousers.

    Post by Gulf91 on Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:28 pm

    All came together,no label or markings and slight differences to both shirts.Trousers have sewn in creases.

    Any ideas please?

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    Re: 4 Colour DPM Shirts and Trousers.

    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:30 am

    I think they are Omani Airforce.

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    Re: 4 Colour DPM Shirts and Trousers.

    Post by Gulf91 on Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:18 am

    Many Thanks Steve and Happy New Year.

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    Re: 4 Colour DPM Shirts and Trousers.

    Post by Camo_fiend on Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:55 am

    Gorgeous pattern. Have not seen this version before, very nice.

    Not quite as vibrant as its army counterpart, though. Wink


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    Re: 4 Colour DPM Shirts and Trousers.

    Post by Gulf91 on Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:33 am

    The trs are a bit brighter than both shirts in reality.

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    Post by CollectinSteve on Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:56 pm

    The colors remind me of Bahraini, but I've constantly been confused by oddball items that don't seem to fit the known examples I have pics of. The key here are the shirt pocket style, I think.

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    Re: 4 Colour DPM Shirts and Trousers.

    Post by Gulf91 on Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:26 pm

    Yet more items that were bought on a whim and have studied them enough so can now go if anybody interested.

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    Re: 4 Colour DPM Shirts and Trousers.

    Post by drmatz on Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:02 pm

    i think is more like bahrein for the colors, they are a lot more faint... the omani air force has a deeper green on it,,, i can be wrong

    here is my Bahraini and my omani pieces...




    I know Qatar also has a faint dpm pattern, but i think the yellow is a bit brighter


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    Re: 4 Colour DPM Shirts and Trousers.

    Post by Gulf91 on Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:31 pm

    Doesnt help with my rubbish camera and even worse photography skills!!!

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    Re: 4 Colour DPM Shirts and Trousers.

    Post by Gulf91 on Sun Nov 22, 2015 3:10 pm

    Somebody has thrown in Portugal Airforce maybe?

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    Re: 4 Colour DPM Shirts and Trousers.

    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:27 am

    Absolutely and definitely not Portuguese. Zero doubt about that. The pattern looks different for starters, but the cut of the Portuguese stuff is entirely different. No, this stuff is Middle Eastern for sure. The three places to concentrate on are:

    Bahrain
    Oman
    Qatar

    All three of these countries used 4 color DPM desert over a fairly long period of time. The documentation of their use is poor and I'm sure there are quite a few variations over time. Which makes things more complicated. For example, here are a bunch of recent high resolution photos of Qatari forces:

    https://www.flickr.com/groups/2180821@N20/

    Note that there's quite a variation of the uniforms in these pictures. They are also in the US DCU/BDU cut and not British, however that could have changed over the years.

    There are no doubt a few other countries that used it for periods of time.

    The bugger of it is usually the countries have either their own distinctive coloration or distinctive cut. This one is in British cut, which knocks some countries off the suspect list.

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    Re: 4 Colour DPM Shirts and Trousers.

    Post by Gulf91 on Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:07 am

    Many Thanks Steve,will pass on this info to the chap who was adamant that they were from Portugal.

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    Re: 4 Colour DPM Shirts and Trousers.

    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:33 am

    I sold a Portuguese airforce set last night.  You can see from these pictures it looks nothing like what you have:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/231754913275?ssPageName=STRK:MESOX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1559.l2649

    Note that one major difference is that it's 3 color Very Happy  The army version looks even less like what you have, so that's a non-starter as well. Plus, both are in ripstop and not smooth fabric. Beyond that, the Portuguese have been pretty consistent with their uniform styles over the years.  What you have looks nothing like those uniform designs.  On the other hand, what you have is 100% consistent with British uniform styles worn by Middle Eastern countries.

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    Re: 4 Colour DPM Shirts and Trousers.

    Post by Gulf91 on Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:40 pm

    Again,many thanks Steve.

    May well point the other chap to this forum as he is still adamant that it is from Portugal,even posting links to various pics,all of which look nothing like my items Laughing Laughing

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    Re: 4 Colour DPM Shirts and Trousers.

    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:05 am

    There's nothing Portuguese about your kit, there's everything Middle East about it. In a court of law, the obligation would be for the side that thinks it's Portuguese to prove their case, not the other way around. Fortunately we're not in a court of law and even better it doesn't really matter Wink

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    Re: 4 Colour DPM Shirts and Trousers.

    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:03 am

    Steve,hope I havent offended you(or anybody else on here),you guys on here are the BEST there are regarding cammo uniforms and every day is a school day.

    Cheers

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    Re: 4 Colour DPM Shirts and Trousers.

    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:51 am

    Nope, not offended at all Very Happy We all have, at one time or another, planted a flag and insisted on something that didn't turn out to be correct. Well, at least the active collectors have all done this at some point. Whomever is insisting this is Portuguese will hopefully realize that this is what they are doing.

    I do wish someone with better detailed knowledge of ME DPM use would stop in here and give some better direction. It's a topic I was just starting to get a handle on when I decided to part with all my ME uniforms.

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    Re: 4 Colour DPM Shirts and Trousers.

    Post by loski on Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:48 pm

    I would all so go with the middle east but as there is a miriard of patterns in that part of the world it is hard to say which country but Im not sure its Oman Air Force

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