Russian "SMK' camouflage

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    Re: Russian "SMK' camouflage

    Post by Crna Strela on Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:49 am

    shoru wrote:Maybe Crna_strela has, as he has an outstanding talent in finding pictures of special items. Smile

    No I don't Crying or Very sad unfortunately I don't have any infos about it.
    I do have the same poncho in my collection, but I don't know if it was issued or not. But personally I don't remember any photos with it...maybe because russian soldiers use already a lot of rainsuits and waterproof equipment..so, maybe, poncho aren't so necessary.
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    Re: Russian "SMK' camouflage

    Post by shoru on Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:43 am

    Well, that might be the point.
    Plus they are imho quite uncomfortable to wear.

    Yes, you are right, I used the shoulder pad of my tunic, it was mismatched and I got a replacement piece, so this was the best solution. Smile

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    Re: Russian "SMK' camouflage

    Post by backpacker416 on Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:59 am

    The poncho has to be civilian. Don't you think?

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    Re: Russian "SMK' camouflage

    Post by backpacker416 on Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:38 pm

    shoru wrote:But there was too much Russian/camo/xxx stuff in the description, so it showed up too easily.
    Luckily my backpack didn't, but that story isn't finished yet.... Razz

    What kind of Urban set? Recent SPLAV production or the "real deal"?

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to see some pictures of your items. Wink


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    Are the Splav sets hard to come by, or are they easy to come by? Im starting to second guess my purchase. LOL

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    Re: Russian "SMK' camouflage

    Post by backpacker416 on Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:24 am

    Ok, I got my suit in today and Ill post pics tomorrow. I have NO IDEA if this is "issue" or commercial. It looks alot like the rain suit mentioned above, but mine has labels. Hopefully someone will shed some light on what I got.

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    Re: Russian "SMK' camouflage

    Post by backpacker416 on Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:35 pm

    Ok....Well my suit is indeed Splav. No big deal I guess, I didnt have this in my collection and its in my size(always a plus). My FAKAL cap is made by NPO-SM, and is very cool! Ive never seen this camo up close and in person before. My camera died while taking a few pics, Ill try and post some later.
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    Re: Russian "SMK' camouflage

    Post by shoru on Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:59 am

    Any updates on the FAKEL cap?

    I recently got this backpack, Rjuksak veshevoj in SMK camouflage :




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    Re: Russian "SMK' camouflage

    Post by shoru on Fri May 25, 2012 7:50 am

    Some more input of SMK items, I managed to track down a nice lot of these in the meantime.

    Urban SMK suit, made by NPO-SM in the early 90's. The jacket's cut is the same as on my greenish SMK jacket.



    Urban SMK Kaskad-1 vest, made by NPO-SM.



    Urban SMK early Kaskad vest in very light coloration, made by NPO-SM. Smile



    I call it the boss of jackets, made by NPO-SM in SMK pattern with real lamb wool liner on the inside, also NPO-SM tag on the liner, so nothing that has been attached afterwards! HUGE and VERY comfortable!




    Early 90's MVD SMK jacket with factory-attached reflectors, probably for night combat. See the winter coverall version on this one a bit down! Quite rare I guess. Smile



    Until 5 days ago this was the holy grail of SMK items for me, I couldn't find any of these since I started collecting. Now I even managed to find one that is in NEW condition and size 58! SMK forest cap



    Funny SMK carrying bag, completely foldable.
    I have no idea for what these have been made.
    The pattern matches my Shturm-VV armor, so I guess it has been made by the same factory.



    Early 90's MVD winter coverall in SMK forest coloration with factory attached reflectors.
    Bought in St.Petersburg in 1993, so I guess it is one VERY early SMK item. Smile
    I had one of these without the reflectors and with a different inner liner, but sold it some years ago.
    I always regret having done this, so I'm more than happy to have this one in my hands now!



    The winter coverall came with this funny SMK backpack, the coverall fits in perfectly.



    Hopefully I find some more of these awesome SMK items. Smile
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    Re: Russian "SMK' camouflage

    Post by shoru on Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:48 am

    And I found some more.. Smile

    NPO-SM large foldable medic bag in Urban SMK



    NPO-SM large foldable medic bag in Forest SMK



    Smaller foldable Urban SMK carrying bag



    NPO-SM Urban SMK kepi



    POSYET Forest SMK winter uniform



    Probably handmade Forest SMK backpack



    Forest SMK down jacket (zipper and fabric are matching one of my NPO-SM jackets)



    Forest SMK sports bag with a russian symbol on one side

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    Re: Russian "SMK' camouflage

    Post by Delta 66 on Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:38 am

    Man, this stuff is awesome!!

    I think I just found my new favorite Russian Camo Patt Very Happy

    Quick question: Does anyone know the reason for the funny little "pocket" on the front of the NPO-SM Urban SMK kepi ??

    https://2img.net/h/i1172.photobucket.com/albums/r570/shoru_/UrbanSMKKepi.jpg

    I have a cap in a funny mountain flora camo with the same thing. has always puzzled me... Question

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    Re: Russian "SMK' camouflage

    Post by Crna Strela on Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:00 am

    Hi Delta 66.
    That pocket is for attaching a badge.
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    Re: Russian "SMK' camouflage

    Post by Delta 66 on Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:24 am

    Crna Strela wrote:Hi Delta 66.
    That pocket is for attaching a badge.

    LOL, now that you say that, it is so obvious!!

    Many thanks!!

    Is this Camo hard to obtain?
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    Re: Russian "SMK' camouflage

    Post by Crna Strela on Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:46 am

    Yes it's very hard to find.
    This stuff was one of the "typical" transition equipment that characterized the '90s.
    Generally this stuff was quite terrible (bad quality, noisy, colors faded..) and it has been highly used during all conflicts of that period. It means that this gear was no longer produced, a lot of this stuff didn't come back "intact" from the war....other pieces were returned to the warehouses of the barracks.....and those pieces that are still alive belong to former soldiers, who use them for hunting, fishing, and they simply don't know the value of that clothing.
    Also, Russia is very very closed, there's still no fluent market and exchange of these items....and it makes harder every researches.
    Anyway nothing is impossible, but it's necessary a BIG and INTENSIVE work into russian sites, forums, networks, etc...

    Here some photos of color variations of this great pattern:





















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    Re: Russian "SMK' camouflage

    Post by Delta 66 on Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:05 am

    Thats stuff is awesome!

    It would be excellent down here in the Bush!!
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    Re: Russian "SMK' camouflage

    Post by shoru on Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:53 am

    The pale Urban items missing the huge black blobs are #1 on my priority list!

    Do I see my old jacket between your pattern, Filippo? :-)
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    Re: Russian "SMK' camouflage

    Post by Crna Strela on Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:16 am

    Yes!..the third forest-pattern, it's your former jacket.
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    Re: Russian "SMK' camouflage

    Post by shoru on Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:18 am

    Yes, that's what I thought. Glad to hear that you like it, luckily it found a good new home. Smile

    But your variations collection is missing the pattern of your old winter suit, shall I take a picture of it?

    Or is this only for members of the NPO-SM club? Razz
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    Re: Russian "SMK' camouflage

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    Re: Russian "SMK' camouflage

    Post by shoru on Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:46 am

    Has your jacket been produced by NPO-SM?

    Is there any logo on the buttons?
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    Re: Russian "SMK' camouflage

    Post by vonstuck on Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:09 pm

    No label in my parka
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    Re: Russian "SMK' camouflage

    Post by koalorka on Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:07 am

    Found a strange urban SMK uniform, it has none of the usual features present in the MVD SMK uniforms described by Desmond, starting from the layout, to the buttons to the pattern itself.. It is similar to the one presented by Eric (ex-Mike Powlen suit), except that this example has a liner in the jacket.









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    Re: Russian "SMK' camouflage

    Post by koalorka on Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:16 pm

    While strictly not SMK, this might by an evolutionary offshoot of those early nylon winter uniforms. Made in 2000 for the Volgograd MVD, acquired through official government channels as per specs.





    Minus the imitation fur liner; the internal holster is visible here, it is nylon-lined for water-proofing and has a lanyard:







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    Re: Russian "SMK' camouflage

    Post by koalorka on Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:33 pm

    Here's a late model NPO-SM "autumn" style suit in the rare light colour pattern:











    This type was also made in urban and green "reed" camouflage around the same time.

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