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    Flecktarn camo surplus

    Post by belgium_one on Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:37 pm

    Hello Smile
    the flecktarn camo uniforms surplus are used for summer youth camps of the belgian air force
    On these recent pictures , only the shirts are used . The pants and caps are jigsaw camo








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    Re: Flecktarn camo surplus

    Post by YOZZER on Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:31 pm

    That's an unusual thing to do, I wonder why they just don't use old Belguim tops.
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    Re: Flecktarn camo surplus

    Post by Wolverine on Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:39 pm

    The tops are Belgian, from what I can see - it looks like Belgian air force Flecktarn, also called Smarties pattern.

    But why the zucchini?

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    Re: Flecktarn camo surplus

    Post by YOZZER on Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:57 pm

    Shows my lack of knowledge on these matters. I really did not know that the Belgium Air Force had been issued Flecktarn Pattern.
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    Re: Flecktarn camo surplus

    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:36 am

    They are carrying zucchini to simulate loading missiles onto drones? Smile

    Yozzer, don't feel bad. The Belgian Airforce used the pattern for only a very brief time in the early 1990s before they abandoned it and moved to newly standardized Jigsaw uniform (~1997). Why they adopted Flecktarn is still unknown to me!

    Even less known is the fact that there are two Belgian Flekctarn patterns. One is nearly identical to current Bundeswehr Flecktarn, but the other (and the more common one) is based on the 1976 Bundeswehr trials version called "Flecktarn Groß". As the name implies it is an enlarged version.

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    Re: Flecktarn camo surplus

    Post by YOZZER on Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:55 am

    Thank you for the insight, you learn something new every day !
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    Re: Flecktarn camo surplus

    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:50 pm

    Glad to help Very Happy

    It's impossible to say for sure from these pictures, but the kids seem to be wearing the pre-ripstop trousers from the 1995 timeframe. I'm going by the colors. The ripstop has a bit more red in the brown, whereas the earlier type had more of a chocolate tone. The picture which shows the kids sitting you can compare the colors on the hats to the trousers. Both appear to be new so a color comparison is plausible.

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    Re: Flecktarn camo surplus

    Post by Wolverine on Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:28 pm

    I agree, the trousers appear pre-ripstop.
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    Re: Flecktarn camo surplus

    Post by belgium_one on Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:27 am

    Hello Smile
    on these photos from 2007 , kids are using full flecktarn equipments :  pants , shirts , jackets , backpacks and caps !






    you can see jigsaw camo ponchos , fixed on the backpacks
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    Re: Flecktarn camo surplus

    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:10 am

    Nice pictures! I don't have many pictures of these uniforms in use by Airforce personnel, so I'll take what I can get Wink

    As a side note, the older ponchos were stupid. You can hardly see the camouflage even when it is dry. Once it is wet it looks almost solid black. The newer types are much better.

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    Re: Flecktarn camo surplus

    Post by belgium_one on Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:24 am

    Hello
    I will make a post with all belgian flecktarn photos I have

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    Re: Flecktarn camo surplus

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    Re: Flecktarn camo surplus

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:03 pm

    Excellent source for pictures! Thanks!

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    Post by Camonut314 on Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:23 pm

    They have other photo galleries too, dating back to the first post WWII Congo deployment. I was super excited when I found this Very Happy
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    Re: Flecktarn camo surplus

    Post by belgium_one on Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:46 am

    Hello
    very interesting photos , thanks Very Happy

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    Re: Flecktarn camo surplus

    Post by belgium_one on Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:56 am

    UDA = unité de défense d'aérodrome = airfield defence units

    others pictures of belgian air force soldiers at Bierset airbase : http://www.whitebison.be/photos.aspx?AlbumID=1230-5
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    Re: Flecktarn camo surplus

    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:31 am

    Interesting! The base defense personnel appear to wear US Woodland in the early 1990s. I did not know that.

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    Re: Flecktarn camo surplus

    Post by Antarmike on Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:39 am

    Also interesting UDA armed with Fn-49 in 1969....

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