Any idea what this uniform is?

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    Any idea what this uniform is?

    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue May 02, 2017 11:25 pm

    I've had this type of uniform in my collection for some time now and it came from another collector who stopped collecting in the early/mid 1990s.  I've not seen anybody positively identify it as real or as a fake.  Here are pictures and after a few more facts:





    I now have two of these uniforms.  They are identical except that the first one I have has camouflage plastic buttons and a different metal stud button for the trousers.  The stamps are the same on all four items, including matching the correct size as stated on the white paper size tags.

    Obviously the cut is unlike anything used by the Czechoslovakian, Slovak, or Czech Republic forces.  It is *very* rare. I think I've only seen a total of three uniforms, of which I have two. My only thought is this was some sort of work uniform suggestion by a vendor and a small number were accepted for trials in 1994.  That's all I got Very Happy

    Anybody have anything to add?

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    Re: Any idea what this uniform is?

    Post by Thibir on Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:22 am

    I totally missed this topic. I found just one article about vz. 95 development mentioning probably this camo.

    "V Československu v té době vznikl velice podobný vzor založený na podobném tvaru skvrn a kombinaci čtyř barev převládajících barev v naší přírodě. Tento vzor však byl pouze zkoušen a nebyl nikdy do ozbrojený sil zaveden.

    Zkušební série uniforem s tímto potiskem měla být v prodeji v armyshopech v 90. letech, kdy byl tento zkušební materiál vyřazen z vojenských skladů."

    There was another similar (to vz. 85 camo) pattern developed in Czechoslovakia at that time (1980s). Pattern had similar shapes and combination of 4 colors most prevalent in our nature. This pattern was only trialed and never adopted by army.

    Trial uniforms with this print should be available at surplus stores at 90s when thess trial uniforms were discarded from army warehouses.



    http://www.armadninoviny.cz/maskovaci-vzor-95.html
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    Re: Any idea what this uniform is?

    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:22 pm

    Excellent! At least we have something to go on now Wink

    The construction is not the same as previous or later Czech uniforms, however if the idea was to test the camouflage pattern the quality/cut could be sacrificed. The other theory, which I have no evidence for, is this was intended as a replacement work uniform for the earlier vz92 (I think that is the designation!).

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