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    Post by ripcord on Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:37 pm

    These photos are partly responsible for my Spanish amoeba addiction, but it would be a couple of years more before I actually acquired a few..
    Smock is an M59 reversible ; the first Spanish camouflage pattern.. Beret is an infantry type .




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    Post by Wolverine on Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:56 pm

    Neat photos. Any more that show the webbing?
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:15 am

    Nice!!  Interesting to see the OD ("OTAN") trousers being worn with the camo jacket.  I don't think that was very common. Also, I'm guessing the beret was worn to impress the SOF readers. As far as I know they were not worn in the field.

    Andrew, the equipment is this type by the looks of it:

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    Post by ripcord on Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:29 am

    No other photos of the webbing in the article.

    The article was about the new ( at the time ) CETME squad automatic; basically a scaled down MG3.

    Good complement of '80s web gear, Steve.  Like the beret, it was used to enhance the photo as I dont believe it was used with the M59 uniform.





                                                                                   
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    Post by ripcord on Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:39 pm

    Great photo showing canvas type web gear.
    Probably late 60s, early '70s.


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    Post by Wolverine on Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:14 am

    Thanks fellas.
    The guy on the right in the photo above really looks to be enjoying the exercise...
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    Post by abefroman on Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:09 pm

    Great stuff. been looking for an Amoeba helmet cover for quite some time.

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