SPANISH LEGION 6 COLOUR DESERT uniform

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    SPANISH LEGION 6 COLOUR DESERT uniform

    Post by bond007a1 on Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:37 pm













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    Post by filupe on Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:30 pm

    nice!! Have you done any comparison shots with US choc-chip? As I understand it the South Koreans adopted this pattern as their desert uniform for a short while as well as some gulf countries (Saudi Arabia etc.)

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    Post by bond007a1 on Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:42 pm

    Filupe,

    I have not...but that is a darn good idea & will try to get that done before the week is out...hopefully in the next day or so. yeah...quite a few countries have used it..including Iraq as you well know.

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    Post by Solideo on Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:29 am

    Allow me to complete this collection with a photo of the first early pattern of this 1990 type desert camo uniform.

    This camo was given to african Tercios to test it but it was desestimated for several reasons. First of all the idea of down shirt pockets because we always used the combat belt. Second twoo inside plastic circle pieces in the collar which were ruined after washing up the uniform.

    After this point the second model was offered to 3rd and 4th Tercios and never given to the other ones who tested de early model.

    Look at the curiosity of top down buttom which is averall, the other ones go inside the chest clothe.

    Damn English, I have to study more looool

    Best regards ( Iwill puto more desert patterns in future)


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    Post by Solideo on Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:43 am

    Other item of 1990, the parka. It included rain trousers in same pattern. Inside part of neck has a head cover for rain aswell. Rare to find.


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    Post by bond007a1 on Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:47 pm

    very nice stuff Solideo...in fact I have never seen the above 2 items that you have posted....The only other things that I have seen in the 6 colour is a boonie hat. the 6 colour is pretty hard to get at least where I am...I find an occasional set on ebay.


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    Post by Solideo on Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:08 pm

    Let´s try to complete the first patterns of spanish desert 1990

    This is the first model of cap, with embroided emblem in black



    This is the second model 2004 dated



    It´s important to notice that all desert caps and bonnie hats, even used by Legion have the eagle, the ones found with Legion emblem are commercials although some legionnaires used to buy and use them. It´s usual by Spanish Legion to stich a patch with the Tercio emblem covering the eagle.

    This is an example of one of those commercial ones (there are lots of models)



    This is the first officialbonnie hat 1990 model (covered eagle)



    The same one with greener stains without covering



    2004 model in ripstop, there are different versions of this bonnie hat




    I will try to post tomorrow the different models of helmet covers and "siroqueras" (head-neck scarfs I don´t know the name in English)

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    Post by Solideo on Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:56 pm

    These are 1990 desert boots


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    Post by bond007a1 on Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:49 pm

    VERY NICE stuff!!! for sure!!!! THANKS for sharing it!!!


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    Post by Solideo on Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:17 pm

    Now talking of "siroqueras", the name is derivated from the word "Siroco" name of a typical wind of North Africa where Legion was located.

    There are several models of this siroqueras, sand, green, darkest green, desert amoeba pattern, choco chip pattern with 3 variations and even in dark blue.

    Legion has used the 3 choco chip patterns, the lighter green and even the sand coloured (very little this late one).

    Here is a first 1990-91 choco chip pattern. It was prepared to be used only with cap. The cap used at this time had embroided eagle in black.





    Boel Member wearing 1990-91 chocochip pattern with siroquera


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    Post by CollectinSteve on Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:55 pm

    An interesting thing to note is that Spanish 6 Color Desert pattern is about 80% the size of the US pattern, but otherwise identical shapes.

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    Post by CollectinSteve on Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:25 am

    Fantastic... the pictures are now showing up for me Very Happy Thanks for all the information Solideo. It is interesting that all of the boonies with embroidered Legion emblem are commercial. I've got a number of them and the quality is identical to the genuine issue boonies.

    The experimental desert shirt is really interesting! That's the first time I've heard of it. Very nice! Out of all your pictures I lack only the desert experimental shirt, boots, and PECO. Maybe someday I will complete my collection Very Happy

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