'Red' Amoeba - Para cut?

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    'Red' Amoeba - Para cut?

    Post by filupe on Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:16 pm












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    Re: 'Red' Amoeba - Para cut?

    Post by vonstuck on Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:20 pm

    Yes, paratrooper garment
    Beautiful set!
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    Re: 'Red' Amoeba - Para cut?

    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:00 pm

    Yup, very nice and very hard to come by. I consider this the 2nd Model of three models. At least I only know of three types.

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    Re: 'Red' Amoeba - Para cut?

    Post by Solideo on Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:33 am

    I got one of these, but as you know my interests are more located in Legion although paras were born from this unit.

    When I got it I was told it could not be good, but investigating in some marked zippers and other signs I went into the idea it was good. Probably a testing uniform, but more interesting if only a few units were made.

    Actually have it in a box...while years pass by I have more space problems and not specific Legion uniform are onsight for a probably dissappear of my collecting life or I shoul have to buy a new house.

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    Re: 'Red' Amoeba - Para cut?

    Post by ripcord on Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:20 am

    I have owned 2 different cuts of this uniform,

    One exactly like the one above, the second one only differed in that the top pockets of the blouse were similar to the top pockets of
    the TA 49/56. The trousers were identical. A hood and a swallow tail cap were also part of each uniform.

    I received both uniforms in the early to mid 80s from a friend who lived in Oviedo in the north of Spain, near the English Channel.
    Near the CETME factory.

    These very attractive uniforms have the same basic pattern as the M 61s, but the material is different. Built rugged, but not as rugged as the M 61s. Definitely not as durable. I believe they could have been trial/experimental. These two uniforms can be seen in the great book of Spanish Camouflage by Mr. Santiago Medina Gil, Desentranando Una Historia Camuflada.

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    Re: 'Red' Amoeba - Para cut?

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    Re: 'Red' Amoeba - Para cut?

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    M 61

    Post by ripcord on Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:53 pm

    M 61
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    M 61

    Post by ripcord on Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:54 pm


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    M 61

    Post by ripcord on Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:02 pm

    M61 dark pattern.

    This is the uniform that started my lust for non US camo pattern


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    M 61

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    Re: 'Red' Amoeba - Para cut?

    Post by ripcord on Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:43 am


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    Re: 'Red' Amoeba - Para cut?

    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:34 pm

    Nice crisp sets, and with a beautiful tag still in one of them! Man, that is *rare*. Any date on it?

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    Amoeba

    Post by ripcord on Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:57 pm

    I believe it is `67 on the brown dominant

    The green dominant is older, I believe. No tag but it has a Para stamp.

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    Re: 'Red' Amoeba - Para cut?

    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:19 pm

    Metal zippers... makes sense to me. I've got two, one with plastic zippers. I don't have a firm date when they stopped making these but I have assumed mid 1970s, so I've assumed the plastic one was 1970s and the metal one was 1960s.

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    Re: 'Red' Amoeba - Para cut?

    Post by ripcord on Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:37 pm


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    Re: 'Red' Amoeba - Para cut?

    Post by ripcord on Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:41 pm

    I have 3 of the browns. they all have metal zippers.
    Two are the double green, the other is double brown,
    I believe.

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    Amoeba

    Post by ripcord on Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:43 pm

    Apparently I was mistaken. A single brown.

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    "Red Amoeba - Para cut ?

    Post by ripcord on Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:48 pm

    Hey all,

    I think I may have mentioned these two uniforms in a previous post.

    One of these went to Danilo....(who has said is very happy with it).



    These are photos of old photos, so please excuse the quality .

    rip...

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    Re: 'Red' Amoeba - Para cut?

    Post by CollectinSteve on Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:43 am

    Ooooooo a picture of the super rare "splotch" camo belt. Best one I've seen so far. The uniform isn't half bad either Wink

    I had always thought one of my brown variants had plastic zippers. Turns out the are painted metal and haven't been used enough for the paint to wear off. Just like Ripcord's example. I'm sure this is a later model from late 1960s or early 1970s, with the bare metal type being from early 1960s. There's a very slight difference in the colors of the printings (I have sets of each), but it doesn't show up very well in photos.

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    Re: 'Red' Amoeba - Para cut?

    Post by ripcord on Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:06 am

    Happy 4th all,

    Steve is correct, the earlier issue had different zippers.
    Thy look like aluminum zippers,and came with lather pulls, while the later issue had a brown or green coated zipper that seems a bit heftier than the earlier zipper.
    Also correct about the slight difference in the printing.

    Wish I knew what happened to the camo pouches, and belt. Have the braces, anyone have the belt ???

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    Re: 'Red' Amoeba - Para cut?

    Post by alltoursnatives on Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:54 pm

    hi there guys
    Once again WHAT A BEAUTIFUL spanish camos!!. You have a great collection "ripcord" , all of the 3 variants of th M-61 green dominant and 2 variants of the M-61 brown are scarce or rare in Spain, I have just 1 example of every pattern. If you have some items to trade or sale, just drop me a line. I have many spanish old patterns availables. By the way, I sold a complete set of "splotch " a couple of weeks ago and I have some extra belt still available.
    All the best

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    "Red Amoeba - Para cut ?

    Post by ripcord on Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:47 pm

    While the boots probably should not be posted here, they were certainly worn with the Para uniforms shown in these posts.


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