Ukranian desert camouflage

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    The Ukrainian desert camo uniform used in OIF-OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM

    Post by sergiy-k on Sun May 31, 2009 2:54 am

    The Ukrainian desert camo uniform from my collection.


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    Re: Ukranian desert camouflage

    Post by Philip on Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:45 pm

    I heard that there's are some commercial Ukrainian desert uniforms on ebay. How can I make out fake from real? What are the differences?
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    Re: Ukranian desert camouflage

    Post by zvez on Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:10 pm

    HI Philip,
    I had several sets at one time of ukrainian desert that came direct from Iraq. The issue uniforms I had were ripstop and the ripstop pattern was very noticeable. The above look like regular fabric and they appear better made than the issue sets to be honest.

    Here are pics. THe boonie shows how visible the ripstop is on the issue pieces I had.





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    Re: Ukranian desert camouflage

    Post by AndrewA74 on Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:26 pm

    What is posted in this topic is ripstop. You can see the ripstop...

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    Re: Ukranian desert camouflage

    Post by zvez on Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:34 pm

    HI Andrew, the first pic doesn't look like ripstop to me, at least these old eyes can't see it. The pics I posted later quite clearly show the ripstop

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    AndrewA74 wrote:What is posted in this topic is ripstop. You can see the ripstop...

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    Re: Ukranian desert camouflage

    Post by zvez on Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:38 pm

    Actually on magnification, the set Sergey posted seems to be ripstop but it's very faint in the photo.

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    Re: Ukranian desert camouflage

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:25 pm

    I had a commercial set and it is quite easy to tell what it is. Unfortunately I did not have the commercial set at the same time as my genuine issue set (thanks again Chris!), so I can't comment on the specifics of the cloth. BUT... I think the cloth is the same, or perhaps just a little bit different.

    Here are pics of the commercial set:





    Shiny buttons, zipper pockets, etc. Pretty much nothing in common with the real deal.

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    Re: Ukranian desert camouflage

    Post by Philip on Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:42 am

    Thanks for your answers!


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    Re: Ukranian desert camouflage

    Post by zvez on Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:33 am

    Also, just to add a bit here.
    I spoke with the fella that got my boonie, he's a boonie hat collector, he bought one of the ebay ukraine desert boonies which was NOT ripstop. It's minefield out there.

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    Re: Ukranian desert camouflage

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sun Aug 16, 2009 1:21 pm

    At least when I bought my commercial set I knew exactly what I was getting into. The seller had them in any size you wanted, which is a Red Flag of the highest order that the item is commercial. And of course when I got the real set from you I knew it was the real deal. I feel lucky to not have to wade through the minefield!

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    Re: Ukranian desert camouflage

    Post by bond007a1 on Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:58 pm

    ok, I will post one of my sets here as well...



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    Re: Ukranian desert camouflage

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    Re: Ukranian desert camouflage

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    Re: Ukranian desert camouflage

    Post by bond007a1 on Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:59 pm

    and the field jacket...





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    Re: Ukranian desert camouflage

    Post by sergiy-k on Fri May 14, 2010 1:38 pm

    Dear CollectinSteve
    My uniform is real from official government contractor Ukrainian factory. For Ukrainian soldiers camo uniform in Iraq made about 5 factories. On photo from CollectinSteve real suit - not commercial version. I long time looking for this is suit. This is suit for Ukrainian Air Force. I know that uniform made one factory called "Korona" I attached a label of this is factory.

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    Re: Ukranian desert camouflage

    Post by sergiy-k on Fri May 14, 2010 2:00 pm

    Uniform for the Ukrainian peacekeepers have made about 5 factories. Uniforms were made of different fabrics (cotton, pip-stop and mixed fabrics) and different shades. Standard model of suit - jacket have a four pockets and another one with two pockets. Jacket's pocket with buttons and Velcro stickers. And was the two suits - jacket with zippers, one for the generals and high officers and the other as in the photo from Dear CollectinSteve - this for the Air Force, for pilots. A few photos from Iraq, as You see suits have different shades. Best regards


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    Sets from my collection

    Post by sergiy-k on Fri May 14, 2010 2:15 pm

    This is uniforms from my collection.


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    Re: Ukranian desert camouflage

    Post by CollectinSteve on Fri May 14, 2010 11:08 pm

    That is quite a lot of color variation! Thanks for showing them all in one picture. It's good to see them all with the same lighting and right next to each other.

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    Re: Ukranian desert camouflage

    Post by panzerwerk on Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:00 am

    Another Shirt


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    Re: Ukranian desert camouflage

    Post by panzerwerk on Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:19 pm

    Nice patched Desert Ukraine set.






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    Re: Ukranian desert camouflage

    Post by Peacekeeper-UA on Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:38 am

    Small clarification about uniforms shown on Sergey's photo(I had a chance to wear all of them)

    So, from left to right

    camo #1 - first version - issued for Ukr troops entering Kuwait and Iraq in 2003. Has very poor quality of everything (fabric, colour etc.) From my own experience - this uniform was too hot to wear in Iraq, it was changing in size right after first washing, and losing color as well.

    camo # 2 - later version (I'm not sure about the exact years). A little bit better quality, but still desire to be better.

    camo # 3 - current version. Not so bad - ripstop, issued for our soldiers participating in ops in Iraq and other countries with hotweather or desert environment (UN mission in Sudan for instance).

    Hope this explanation will be useful.

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    Re: Ukranian desert camouflage

    Post by panzerwerk on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:10 am

    A couple more items .



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    Re: Ukranian desert camouflage

    Post by Peacekeeper-UA on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:14 am

    real items. Vest is not so bad, but holster sucks! We don't use this holster at all in practice.

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    Re: Ukranian desert camouflage

    Post by panzerwerk on Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:53 pm

    It does seem like a piece of junk , and is probably why there are so many for sale on ebay for cheap , I had to have one to add to the collection , How many different pieces are there in this pattern ???

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