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    DPM MK3 Ospreys

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:30 am

    Jut to let everyone know, DPM MK3 Ospreys are for sale on ebay through the MOD disposal agency. Thought I would give you all a heads up!!! Smile

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    Re: DPM MK3 Ospreys

    Post by sobota on Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:14 am

    Ordered mine about a half hour ago, couldnt resist!!

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    Re: DPM MK3 Ospreys

    Post by sobota on Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:15 am

    Just need a hybrid one then i'll have the lot, DDPM, DPM, Blue and Hybrid. Not holding my breath for any time soon though!

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    Re: DPM MK3 Ospreys

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:20 pm

    Good lad George, I am the same, I am not a vest collector but I seem to be aquiring a few!!! Tan Solo, x2 MTP, PECOC Tan, DDPM now the woodland DPM....arrrrghhhhh I need a bigger house!!!

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    Re: DPM MK3 Ospreys

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:21 pm

    Just a thought, I wonder if this batch that has been released were a trials batch maybe?

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    Re: DPM MK3 Ospreys

    Post by sobota on Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:13 pm

    Well if i recall the dpm ones do have NSNs, but as ive discovered of late that doesnt really mean much any more!

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    Re: DPM MK3 Ospreys

    Post by seb298 on Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:40 pm

    Thanks for the heads-up LeeKitchen1975

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    Post by exwoofer on Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:07 pm

    Having stumbled across theses vests (I trawl the seller frequently for obvious reasons) I came to IACMC to see if anyone had posted an opinion – then I went directly back and ordered!! So thanks for the assistance guys.

    Although I am new to posting on the forum I have been observing and collecting for some while. My collecting interests are 80s period British Army uniforms and kit (I served in Inf 82-88) and British trials kit of any era. I have a respectable sized collection of both.

    If I were to hazard an opinion on these vests it would be this – I would describe these as trials issue (my vest arrived Sat btw).

    My reasoning for this follows comparison with standard DDPM MK3 Osprey vests. The standard vests have press studs closures on the plate flap and they have fastex buckles to the sides – where the side plate goes. These DPM versions have neither of these features.

    These are my simple observations and I am not an expert on Osprey kit – so the opinions of you guys would be interesting.

    I will aim to post some collection pics once I get to grips with the drill -  tips anyone?

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    Re: DPM MK3 Ospreys

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:27 am

    Welcome to the forum buddy! Looking forward to the pics! Mine landed Saturday also but I got a shirt rather than a vest, so I'm hoping they send me another today! Sad

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    Re: DPM MK3 Ospreys

    Post by sobota on Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:40 am

    Exwoofer is quite right, on looking at the labels i noted that the DPM vest states MK III whereas DDPM and Civi Blue state MK III Modified. Just as you've said above chap all i could see was the poppers and clips. Welcome to the forum too!







    With its PECOC counterpart


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    Re: DPM MK3 Ospreys

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:00 am

    That's really interesting George, are there many differences between the Mk3 and the PECOC vest? Also, did you get any collars, brassard etc. or is it purely just the vest? Been on the phone to Fieldtextiles and replacement will be with me tomorrow!!!! Smile

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    Re: DPM MK3 Ospreys

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:02 am

    That's really interesting George, are there many differences between the Mk3 and the PECOC vest? Also, did you get any collars, brassard etc. or is it purely just the vest? Been on the phone to Fieldtextiles and replacement will be with me tomorrow!!!! Smile

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    Re: DPM MK3 Ospreys

    Post by sobota on Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:09 am

    Oh yes Lee the PECOC one is completely different in design, its more modelled on an assault vest with elastic down the sides and a central zip. The black rubber is interesting though in the same place. I didnt think to compare the two last night so i'll have a look when i can.


    No collars or brassards i'm afraid although every popper has an elastic on them! Looks like i have something new to be hunting for...

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    Re: DPM MK3 Ospreys

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:48 am

    A very early morning present, managed to get a pic just before work...



    You might want to check the back pouch where the plates are as I found the brassard, collars etc albiet when looking at them now, they do not match the Osprey!!! So it might just be luck these came with the vest?!

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    Re: DPM MK3 Ospreys

    Post by sobota on Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:15 am

    Sad no fair!!! Not a sausage in mine!

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    Re: DPM MK3 Ospreys

    Post by sobota on Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:19 am

    What size did you get Lee?

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    Re: DPM MK3 Ospreys

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:11 am

    170/100 George...might be a one off/fluke they were stuffed in there...going by the colours, it suggests to me, they belong to another set?!

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    Post by exwoofer on Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:29 am

    Already checked mine – empty lol

    But I am chuffed for you Lee as I have had plenty of luck too this year so absolutely no complaints.

    One example of such was picking up a 1998 dated Trials CTR Assault vest (nicely labelled by DCTA and totally pucker) for a snip - only to find a contemporary dated issue clasp knife in mint condition in one of the pockets. The knife alone is worth nearly what I paid for the vest - fab.

    Looking again at the DPM MK3 vests I may revise my thinking - is it a trials issue or just an early variant MK3 ? Certainly the date of 2008 puts it in the timeline for PECOC but from the label it looks to be more of a finished article? Either way its a rareish item so well worth having.

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    Re: DPM MK3 Ospreys

    Post by exwoofer on Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:08 pm

    The only pic I have found so far of the DPM vest in service use (other than promo pics)

    http://metro.co.uk/2012/12/30/viable-bomb-found-under-belfast-police-officers-car-3333477/

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    Re: DPM MK3 Ospreys

    Post by sobota on Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:05 pm

    Thats one more than i've seen! I have once seen on ebay though a dpm cover with a large blue sign sewn on to the back saying 'INTERPRETER' however never seen a picture of it in use.

    exwoofer wrote:The only pic I have found so far of the DPM vest in service use (other than promo pics)

    http://metro.co.uk/2012/12/30/viable-bomb-found-under-belfast-police-officers-car-3333477/

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    Re: DPM MK3 Ospreys

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:18 pm

    Same here George, thank you exwoofer for sharing! Only DPM versions I have ever seen is your PECOC version George!!

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    brassards

    Post by thewaggster on Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:34 pm

    my dpm mk3 came with collars and brassards size 170/100

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    Re: DPM MK3 Ospreys

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Sat Dec 19, 2015 2:08 pm

    Friend of mine got a 170 and nothing was in it so it looks like it was luck of draw! Shocked

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    Post by exwoofer on Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:15 pm

    DPM MK3 in use on operational service in Kosovo 2008. This indicates that the DPM MK3 saw operational use but this could still have been part of large scale user trial (or it could suggest a UOR was placed?). Credit to Sheldon (from the parish of FB) for locating this footage - https://youtu.be/GpKYoC3bisM

    A still from the vid - MK3's can be seen @1.32 and a few places after this point.



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    Re: DPM MK3 Ospreys

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:27 pm

    That's brilliant, thank you for the info...very interesting!!

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