Experimental Rain Cammo Trousers


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    Experimental Rain Cammo Trousers

    Post by 1stDivVet on Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:39 am

    These belong to a friend of mine. Cut is like the old fatigue pants, with 2 front pockets and 2 rear button closure ones with flaps. Material is a thin cotton. More like an early poly/cotton. Tag is marked with maker info and size. I've seen this tag in some early ERDL's and RDF's.. Legs are folded up in these. I had 1 shot to get the pics.

    The label..best I could do.. The others came out blank.

    Typical US buttons.

    This is not marked as Experimental, but was done as a test run when Germany developed thiers. These came with a group of things from an 8th Div. vet who served in Germany in the early 70's. Apperently a few were sent over for evaluation and trial runs.. Very neat regardless. Wish I owned them.


    If i'm the stupid one, why do they have a book with pictures of the militaria and I have the real things??


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    Re: Experimental Rain Cammo Trousers

    Post by Philip on Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:51 pm

    Absolutely great!!!!


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    Re: Experimental Rain Cammo Trousers

    Post by Alaskan Scout on Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:28 pm

    Those might be some sort of infiltration type fatigues..I know both sides really put a lot of time into cross border infiltration..We even got briefed about some of it back in the early 90s ...


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    Re: Experimental Rain Cammo Trousers

    Post by panzerwerk on Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:11 am

    Very Cool and Very Rare !


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    Re: Experimental Rain Cammo Trousers

    Post by misanthropic_gods on Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:51 pm

    Woah woah woah...I dont know how I missed this. I have NEVER heard of the US using the same type of camo pattern as the DDR.

    Does anyone have more info on this, and is there any way to get some better pics Fins?

    This topic perked up my ears, thats for sure.


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    Re: Experimental Rain Cammo Trousers

    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:20 pm

    Very interesting indeed! ANy chance of a better shot of the tag?

    I agree, I highly doubt the US military was thinking of wearing this for general purpose use. For two reasons:

    1. The enemy was already wearing it
    2. It isn't effective and the US already had extensive effective camouflage experience

    As some sort of OPFOR camo, I think that's highly likely. The US has emphasized OPFOR having its own, unique uniform in similar style to the expected enemey. This would definitely fit in that tradition.

    I don't think it is some sort of "infiltration" uniform because they would have done a better job duplicating the pattern and, possibly, the cut of the uniform.

    Whatever it is, it's pretty damned cool!


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