My South African and Homelands collection

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    PedroPato
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    My South African and Homelands collection

    Post by PedroPato on Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:03 pm

    I have developed a passion for South African and Homeland combat uniforms and webbing and my collection is growing at a steady pace Smile

    The first item I'm going to post here is a Transkei camouflage shirt, its cut is very similar to the Rhodesian shirts with scalloped flaps and it is printed in a variant of the lizard camouflage pattern. These shirts still come cheap but I found it well made and i'm even considering using this type of camouflage for hunting. The shirt was made by Sun.

    Now I'm waiting to receive a jacket and trousers in the same pattern.

    Here are the pictures:








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    Re: My South African and Homelands collection

    Post by Raw01 on Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:48 pm

    Nice bit of kit you have there, do you have the matching pants?

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    Re: My South African and Homelands collection

    Post by brencam on Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:49 pm

    Would you like to send me a pm on this-I can help-I have a lot in this area
    In Lisbon on the 20/21/22 october
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    Re: My South African and Homelands collection

    Post by PedroPato on Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:04 pm

    I have a pair of trousers and a matching jacket coming from the US that I bought last month and it will probably arrive next week.

    Brencan, do you have a pair of Namibian lizard trousers? I have some shirts coming from South Africa but did not found any matching trousers.

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    Re: My South African and Homelands collection

    Post by PedroPato on Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:24 pm

    Finally got myself a South African P70 pistol holster for my South African webbing and uniform collection!

    One peculiar detail with this pattern is that many items have press studs that engage in the press studs in the combat belt to fix the items in place.




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    Re: My South African and Homelands collection

    Post by PedroPato on Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:31 pm

    Here are some pictures I took today to show the present state of my mixed P61 and P61-64 SADF webbing set, it comprises:
    - P61-64 belt
    - P61 magazine pouch
    - P61 radio/magazine pouch (I think it was not used with radios anyway but the name pops up frequently)
    - P61 yoke
    - P61-64 kidney pouches
    - P61 poncho/cape carrier
    - P61-64 canteen pouch
    - P61 canteen




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    Re: My South African and Homelands collection

    Post by PedroPato on Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:21 pm

    Here are some pictures of my SADF P70 webbing set, it is currently assembled with R1 (FN FAL) magazine pouches. Still need to get some more bits to it Smile




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    Re: My South African and Homelands collection

    Post by PedroPato on Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:02 pm

    Finally received my Transkei jacket and trousers! I got it at the same time as the shirt and it took one month more to arrive.

    Here are some pictures:
























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    Re: My South African and Homelands collection

    Post by PedroPato on Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:31 am

    Plain SADF belt:






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    Re: My South African and Homelands collection

    Post by PedroPato on Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:38 am

    SADF belt with press studs to fix various pouches:






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    Re: My South African and Homelands collection

    Post by PedroPato on Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:00 pm

    South African Police combat belt, this type of belt was also used by the South West Africa Police and namely the Koevoet. The belt had grommets that allowed a P70 yoke to be mounted on it.






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    Re: My South African and Homelands collection

    Post by PedroPato on Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:24 pm

    Here is a P70 canteen with a special lid that was issued together with the respirator:


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    Re: My South African and Homelands collection

    Post by loski on Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:13 pm

    Nice Collection Pedro

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    Re: My South African and Homelands collection

    Post by PedroPato on Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:48 pm

    Thanks Loski!

    Here is a P61 variant of the left radio/magazine pouch with different fittings, do not know how it was fitted or the purpose of this configuration. What intrigues me is the hook at the back and the lack of C-hooks to fix the pouch in the belt.




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