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    Post by Bert353 on Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:47 pm

    Hello, Today I came across this desert smock.
    It's a version I don't know, and the tissue is different to most windproof smocks I know.
    Beeing new this one is still rigid, but I think when its broken in, it's a very nice tissue?

    can someone tell me where it was used? and wherfore the pen pockets are padded?

    If I may ask another question, does someone know how exactly the capuchon/hood on the current MTP smock should be rolled/attached?

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    Post by Edward53 on Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:39 pm

    I don't think it's British. I've never seen a contract number like that for 2006 or thereabouts on a British garment. South African perhaps?
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    Post by loski on Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:51 am

    I don't think its South African as the SADF / SANDF have never used DPM or DDPM it looks like it is a legit Soldier 95 see the link to MYLLEs collection there is another one there on page 3 post 58.
    http://iacmc.forumotion.com/t8984p50-my-dpmmtp-collection.

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    Post by Edward53 on Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:20 am

    loski wrote:I don't think its South African as the SADF / SANDF have never used DPM or DDPM it looks like it is a legit Soldier 95 see the link to MYLLEs collection there is another one there on page 3 post 58.
    http://iacmc.forumotion.com/t8984p50-my-dpmmtp-collection.


    Ignore my original post in italics and see the correction underneath.

    [Not South African but I still do not believe it is British issue. I have looked into contract numbers in considerable detail and have never seen one beginning S&ADC. It is also very unusual for the date to appear on British combat clothing.

    Looking again at the label, the NSN is clearly supposed to be British as it contains the UK code 99, but I cannot find that NSN on the Internet. A quick search for Field Jacket Heavyweight, not a term I've encountered in known British issue clothing, took me to this page: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Jacket-Field-FR-Aircrew-Size-180-96-Desert-Army-Aviation-Flame-RETARDING-/132635130035 with the designation misspelled on the label.

    In view of all that I conclude that this is a private purchase smock with a fictitious contract number intended to make it look like an issue garment.
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    CORRECTION: That NSN does show up on the Net if you put in a hyphen after 404. It is described simply as Jacket Field. It looks as if S&ADC is an Air Force contract. I've only researched Army contracts and was assuming this was Army as it lacks the 22 prefix for Air Force clothing and makes no mention of aircrew, clearly a devilish attempt to mislead future collectors! Fictitious contract numbers do exist but this seems to be a genuine one after all.
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    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:40 pm

    NSN 99 is uk. It’s an Aircrew Smock, identifiable by the Velcro on the pockets. The material will be heavier than the standard ripstop as it’s flame retardant. Nice find Smile
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    Post by Bert353 on Mon May 06, 2019 4:17 am

    Unbelievable what you all can find!
    Thank you.

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