UCP-D Universial Camouflage Pattern Delta

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    Re: UCP-D Universial Camouflage Pattern Delta

    Post by Camo_fiend on Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:36 pm

    I'm making a phone call! Laughing

    EDIT: Called Old Sarge's. The guy with the set decided not to sell it... it's possible it's the same guy who had the closet full. The lady said lots of people have been asking for these uniforms but they have not had any. Evil or Very Mad

    I shall keep trying...


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    Re: UCP-D Universial Camouflage Pattern Delta

    Post by Camo_fiend on Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:47 pm

    Called the store the lady at Old Sarge's recommended and the guy there told me (and I quote) "I've got a set, but I don't want to sell it."
    He said it was the only set he'd seen come through his doors, and he wasn't letting it back out of his sight. lol!

    EDIT: Call me dedicated or just plain obsessed; I called 15 surplus shops in the Fort Bragg/Fayetteville area and turned up 0.

    UCP-D might just have to be one of those "accept its loss and let it go" items for my collection. Laughing


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    Re: UCP-D Universial Camouflage Pattern Delta

    Post by Camo_fiend on Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:42 pm

    I don't mean to keep blowing up this thread, but the information I'm finding may be useful to those of us without UCP-D. Wink

    After more phone calls (totaling 24 stores called) the cheapest price I was able to find UCP-D in the immediate Fort Bragg/Fayetteville area is $300. Based on information I gathered from one shopkeeper, he said only 10,000 uniforms were made in this pattern and many have either been taken back into inventory or held onto by those issued them. The shops that do have them are well-aware of the fact collectors are after them and have priced accordingly.

    Maybe the remaining 9,952 uniforms will turn up somewhere in the future and make them more affordable. Laughing


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    Re: UCP-D Universial Camouflage Pattern Delta

    Post by panzerwerk on Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:58 pm

    Maybe the remaining 9,952 uniforms will turn up somewhere in the future and make them more affordable. Laughing

    Take about a third to half of those uniforms and just forget about them , they were wore out or left on the burn heap in Afghanistan .

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    Re: UCP-D Universial Camouflage Pattern Delta

    Post by Camo_fiend on Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:10 pm

    Good point Steve, I had not taken that into account.


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    Re: UCP-D Universial Camouflage Pattern Delta

    Post by Philip on Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:41 am

    4300 uniforms and 1200 ACH covers (or something like that) were made.


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    Re: UCP-D Universial Camouflage Pattern Delta

    Post by misanthropic_gods on Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:18 am

    Ugh, I called first thing yesterday and the lady who answered at Old Sarges didnt even know what the hell I was talking about.

    Im really starting to get frustrated with coming up with beans every damn time

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    Re: UCP-D Universial Camouflage Pattern Delta

    Post by Camo_fiend on Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:05 pm

    misanthropic_gods wrote:Ugh, I called first thing yesterday and the lady who answered at Old Sarges didnt even know what the hell I was talking about
    She asked me "Why's everyone calling about them and what makes them so special?!?" so I had to explain. Laughing


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    Re: UCP-D Universial Camouflage Pattern Delta

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:21 pm

    I bought a UCP-D jacket from Old Sarge's on eBay a month or so ago. It was sold as "new" but was definitely used. They were good sports about it and knocked some money off, so I'm OK with what I got. Still disappointed as I was looking for a new jacket. Their pictures were not high quality enough to know until I got it.

    I agree with Philip's numbers of what was likely produced. Only one Battalion was issued this uniform as far as I know. 1200 ACH covers would be sufficient for a Battalion, given the fact that they have several different sizes they need to make. 4300 uniforms would be enough to outfit a Battalion with 3-4 sets each, remainder being sizing overstock. Probably some other small units got some as well, unofficially (i.e. outside of the trial), but I suspect they would have pulled them from the trials production.

    If 4300 is the correct number, figure about 2000 or so possibly making it back to the States for surplussing in some form or another. As Steve H said, many would have been used up in Afghanistan.

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    Re: UCP-D Universial Camouflage Pattern Delta

    Post by nkomo on Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:48 pm

    Camo_fiend wrote:
    misanthropic_gods wrote:Ugh, I called first thing yesterday and the lady who answered at Old Sarges didnt even know what the hell I was talking about
    She asked me "Why's everyone calling about them and what makes them so special?!?" so I had to explain. Laughing

    Sounds like you talked to Lily!! LOL!!!


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    Re: UCP-D Universial Camouflage Pattern Delta

    Post by Camo_fiend on Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:22 pm

    I just want a helmet cover... I'd love a uniform but would settle for the cover! Laughing


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    Re: UCP-D Universial Camouflage Pattern Delta

    Post by misanthropic_gods on Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:29 am

    Camo_fiend wrote:I just want a helmet cover... I'd love a uniform but would settle for the cover! Laughing

    Same here....just 1 helmet cover would be enough for me

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    Re: UCP-D Universial Camouflage Pattern Delta

    Post by Kan on Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:47 pm

    Lol, I'm making sarges all popular now, after they all but ran me out of the parkin lot lol. I was so close to ownin that set of delta I could taste it. And Every single dude I saw with it knew exactly what it was and that it was rare, and only displayed it. I actually made a contact there for when I find stuff while stationed in Italy. Most of the guys are cool folks and one actually offered to sell me something from his own personal collection cause I couldn't find it no where in the bragg area.

    I would stop calling though for now, cause all the traffic these guys are getting are just gonna make it harder to find some stuff.

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    Re: UCP-D Universial Camouflage Pattern Delta

    Post by misanthropic_gods on Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:49 pm

    Ha ha, yeah...I called once and they didnt have it.

    on to the next prospect.


    Does NOBODY have a helmet cover they would be willing to part with?

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    Re: UCP-D Universial Camouflage Pattern Delta

    Post by panzerwerk on Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:07 pm

    I have only seen helmet covers once , and I bought them all for $10 a piece , gave 4 away and sold one to cover the cost of buying 5 chest rigs and the helmet covers .
    Hopefully someone will find a box of helmet covers and surplus them out for you guys !!

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    Re: UCP-D Universial Camouflage Pattern Delta

    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:10 am

    Someday I will meet Steve H in person, shake his hand, and thank him for whetting my appetite for UCP-D enough to shell out $300 for a beat set. Warning though... if my wife is with me, she might not exactly thank him in the same way. Or at all Smile

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    Re: UCP-D Universial Camouflage Pattern Delta

    Post by panzerwerk on Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:05 am

    LOL !!!!

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    Re: UCP-D Universial Camouflage Pattern Delta

    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:46 am

    "But honey... you see, I have this helmet cover so now I *must* purchase a uniform! I've got no choice!"

    No the negative side, I have a wife that doesn't "accessorize" her clothing so I'm kinda doomed from the start because I can't use the old what's good for the good is good for the gander argument. On the plus side, I have a wife with no need of closet space Very Happy

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    Re: UCP-D Universial Camouflage Pattern Delta

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:29 pm

    New information about who used UCP-D beyond 3-61 CAV...

    I can confirm that at least some members of 20th SFG received UCP-D. From what I was told they were not issued in an official capacity (probably some horse trading with the 82nd) and they really liked them compared to standard UCP. At least where they were the brown component made a difference to them. Info came directly from 20th SFG soldier who wore UCP-D.

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    Re: UCP-D Universial Camouflage Pattern Delta

    Post by panzerwerk on Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:16 pm

    I have seen pics of 25 ID wearing it as well .

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    Re: UCP-D Universial Camouflage Pattern Delta

    Post by HoovieDude on Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:08 pm

    Yeah, Ive seen the pics of the SF guys wearing it too. No surprise there really. Haven't seen the 25th ID tho?

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    Re: UCP-D Universial Camouflage Pattern Delta

    Post by panzerwerk on Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:28 pm

    I will see if I can find the pic again .

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    Re: UCP-D Universial Camouflage Pattern Delta

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:54 am

    Yeah, that would be interesting to see 25 ID and to narrow down what unit within. If there are Strykers in the pic then it's going to be a one in four guess (3x Battalions and 1x RASTA Squadron) unless there's a distinctive emblem somewhere.

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    Re: UCP-D Universial Camouflage Pattern Delta

    Post by panzerwerk on Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:39 am

    I was wrong it was 82nd airborne .

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    Re: UCP-D Universial Camouflage Pattern Delta

    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:33 am

    OK, that's the "normal" assignment for UCP-D. 3-61 CAV was assigned to 82nd Airborne for that rotation and that's what they wore for badging.

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