Russian "SMK' camouflage

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    koalorka
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    Re: Russian "SMK' camouflage

    Post by koalorka on Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:40 pm

    The "Sneg Module-0" winter insulated suit issued to MVD OMON troops in the 1993-1995 period. Made by the Special Materials lab in St. Petersburg - NPO-SM.



    Pistol pouch with lanyard in between layers accessed from the main  zip:



    Heavy padding foam inserts on the elbows and knees:



    Interior cotton lining:



    The trousers are overalls with suspenders:



    And some period reference:





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    Re: Russian "SMK' camouflage

    Post by koalorka on Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:45 pm

    Also acquired this unknown type of officer-style faux-fur lined jacket. As far as I'm aware, this is a stand-alone with no separate trousers:





    The "sharp-edge" style of "SMK" pattern implies that this was made prior to 1996. The change to the softer edge print happened sometime that year and allegedly involved using a different textile supplier, so that's one way to date these types.

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