French Lizard Skin Camo M-64 Jacket

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    French Lizard Skin Camo M-64 Jacket

    Post by 1stDivVet on Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:13 pm

    This is a very heavy weight cotton. Hbt tape edging and drawstring covers. All button closures except for upper zip pockets. Has windflap inside. Mint, un-issued condition.



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    Re: French Lizard Skin Camo M-64 Jacket

    Post by Camo_fiend on Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:18 pm

    That jacket is SWEET! Very nice find!


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    Re: French Lizard Skin Camo M-64 Jacket

    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:35 am

    It is indeed a very nice uniform, but it isn't French Very Happy The French military never used Lizard camo (Leopard, as they call it) in F1 cut. However, the Chinese made TONS of these in the late 1980s and early 1990s for various African nations. Several nations still use them.

    Someone with expertise in African camo can probably point out how to tell the difference between various production runs and their intended contract countries. However, as far as I know the common type was used in many countries concurrently.

    In the early 1990s these were dumped onto the market. They were very, very easy to get in the US at least. I even used one as my primary paintball uniform back in the 1990s. Then they dried up and they have become more difficult to find. However, they appear on eBay quite regullarly.

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    Re: French Lizard Skin Camo M-64 Jacket

    Post by Camosaurus on Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:28 am

    I think Sierra Leonne used this camo for their Army.

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    Re: French Lizard Skin Camo M-64 Jacket

    Post by nkomo on Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:55 am

    So did Zaire and many others.


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