Italian San Marco Desert Camo Flak Vest

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    Italian San Marco Desert Camo Flak Vest

    Post by abefroman on Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:43 am

    Although never actually used by the San Marco to my knowledge, this vest was used in the Early 90s by the Italians in Somalia and Mozambique (Alpini). I was very lucky to find it, as Italian items from the 80s and 90s has gotten very scarce.

    The same vest was available in OD, a unique desert pattern (which I will post later), and a woodland San Marco which is very difficult to find. The vest is made by Sistema Compositi (Cassoni).

    Not sure why Italian items like this are getting so hard to find these days.





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    Re: Italian San Marco Desert Camo Flak Vest

    Post by abefroman on Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:04 pm

    Use in Mozambique:




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    Re: Italian San Marco Desert Camo Flak Vest

    Post by abefroman on Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:54 pm

    Head of Italian troops in Somalia, Gen. Bruno Loi, wearing the vest. The UN dismissed him from Somalia in 1993 for failing to follow orders and moved the Italian contingent out of Mogadishu.







    I have found a few pictures of other Italian troops wearing the vest as well.






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