DPCU Tankers? Jacket 2007

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    Zane
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    DPCU Tankers? Jacket 2007

    Post by Zane on Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:41 pm

    Dated 2007, made by ADA. I think it's a tankers jacket but have never seen one before. Correct me if I'm wrong.
    Pockets lower than normal shirt. Zipper front.



    3 pen pockets on out side of left breast pocket.



    Shoulder straps sit on ???? I dont know what to call it.




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    Re: DPCU Tankers? Jacket 2007

    Post by Easy Gee on Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:16 pm

    Very nice jacket, like you I've seen one before but I like it a lot,very cool Cool

    Oh and the shoulders straps are called epaulettes Wink

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    Re: DPCU Tankers? Jacket 2007

    Post by Martin on Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:42 pm

    Armoured Corps jacket. Comes with unique trousers and kepi cap. I think they are more flame resistant than standard DPCU, has double strength epaulettes for pulling crewman out from top, trousers have pockets designed for seated position + lower leg pocket.

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    Re: DPCU Tankers? Jacket 2007

    Post by Zane on Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:50 am

    Thanks Martin, great info. Now I just need the pants and kepi Rolling Eyes

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    Re: DPCU Tankers? Jacket 2007

    Post by peace_benny5405 on Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:01 am

    Hi martin, I have one set of it and i don't think the material is different with Normal one. Maybe slightly thicker but not much. and i don't know about unique kepi cap for tanker, any info ?

    About the epaulettes, Tanker shirt is different with normal. It have 2 plates, one for putting the rank on it another one which can't button open, i think that's for placing the rolled hat or the beret.

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    Re: DPCU Tankers? Jacket 2007

    Post by filupe on Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:54 am

    I think the material has more natural content so that it's not as prone to melting in case the vehicle gets hit - I'm not sure whether it is 100% cotton or not (need to check mine). Cold comfort for the grunts wearing regular uniforms riding in the back of the APC ...

    The fixed epaulettes are indeed for aiding extraction. How effective they are remains to be seen.

    There are indeed issue Auscam kepis, indeed I have two varieties, one lined with terry towelling and the other not. They are an issued RAAC item as they provide some measure of sun protection whilst wearing the CVC helmets.

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    Re: DPCU Tankers? Jacket 2007

    Post by peace_benny5405 on Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:11 am

    Yes , i checked that's 100% cotton.

    for aiding extraction, Ahhh .. that's make sense , i though that's for beret just like what British army usually do.

    Any photos of the kepis ?

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