Israeli Camouflage Shirt.....Unusual Pattern

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    Israeli Camouflage Shirt.....Unusual Pattern

    Post by nkomo on Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:54 pm

    I have had this shirt in my collection since 1995. It is an Israeli camouflage shirt, but I have only seen two other shirts like this in all my years of collecting. Does anyone have any idea who used these shirts? Any idea of what time period? Thanks in advance!
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    Re: Israeli Camouflage Shirt.....Unusual Pattern

    Post by misanthropic_gods on Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:09 pm

    Are there any tags in it?
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    Post by nkomo on Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:13 pm

    A size tag only. Size 40 and some other Hebrew writing.


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    Re: Israeli Camouflage Shirt.....Unusual Pattern

    Post by Flecktarn92 on Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:57 am

    I recently got one its a bit darker in color



    I believe vonstuck may have some info on the shirt, he posted a picture of it in my acquisitions thread, I have some pictures there of the tags but no other info on it.

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    Re: Israeli Camouflage Shirt.....Unusual Pattern

    Post by zvez on Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:06 am

    I seem to recall the Israeli helmets had covers made in this pattern.
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    Re: Israeli Camouflage Shirt.....Unusual Pattern

    Post by drmatz on Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:42 pm

    Beautiful shirt arch.

    I think they were issued to troops in the early 70's, but they don't look to be that old.
    Still is definitely israeli shirt.

    great item

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    Re: Israeli Camouflage Shirt.....Unusual Pattern

    Post by CollectinSteve on Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:55 pm

    Somewhere on this forum are pictures of Israelis wearing this pattern, but the pictures are of low quality.

    Nice finds, both of you guys!

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    Re: Israeli Camouflage Shirt.....Unusual Pattern

    Post by nkomo on Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:27 pm

    I had read somewhere that these MAY have been used on the Entebbe Raid in Uganda. Has anyone heard this before?


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    Re: Israeli Camouflage Shirt.....Unusual Pattern

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    Re: Israeli Camouflage Shirt.....Unusual Pattern

    Post by nkomo on Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:51 pm

    Giles,
    That is the exact same tag on your example as is in mine! Thanks for the great information!!!!
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    Re: Israeli Camouflage Shirt.....Unusual Pattern

    Post by Flecktarn92 on Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:03 am

    Does anybody have any more information regarding this pattern? Not to gloat but I the guys working on the militaria show are really interested and kind of need more info regarding it before making a decision.
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    Re: Israeli Camouflage Shirt.....Unusual Pattern

    Post by nkomo on Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:56 pm

    Flecktarn92 wrote:Does anybody have any more information regarding this pattern? Not to gloat but I the guys working on the militaria show are really interested and kind of need more info regarding it before making a decision.
    Oliver,
    Unfortunately, there is little to no information about this pattern shirt. It is an EXTREMELY rare pattern and I know of 4 in existence. We have nothing concrete about this shirt other than it was made in Israel. Every other assertion is pure specualtion.


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    Post by tenewel on Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:35 am

    The first thought I had when I saw it was either made for the Entebbe Raid or it's for clandestine operations outside of Isreal itself. Whether for use in Lebanon or Africa would be anyones guess.
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    Re: Israeli Camouflage Shirt.....Unusual Pattern

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    Re: Israeli Camouflage Shirt.....Unusual Pattern

    Post by Flecktarn92 on Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:57 pm

    ugh... the mystery deepens even more. Why is there few to no reference material for this pattern Exclamation
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    Re: Israeli Camouflage Shirt.....Unusual Pattern

    Post by filupe on Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:10 pm

    Did that lighter coloured left-hand shirt come from a Thai seller? I remember seeing it but it didn't twig that it might have been Israeli ... good score!
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    Re: Israeli Camouflage Shirt.....Unusual Pattern

    Post by koalorka on Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:38 pm

    My guess would be that it was made for covert operations to emulate one of the vertical lizard pattern the Syrians and Egyptians were wearing in the 1970/80s.
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    Matching pants ?

    Post by filupe on Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:55 am

    An associate of mine did a lot of backpacking in his university days during the early '80s. On one of many trips he sojourned through Israel and picked up these. Going through different countries he collected camo like other people collected postcards or teaspoons. I'm not even sure whether he still has these but I managed to get a picture of it back then ...



    Unfortunately all I have is this picture, so don't bother asking about tags, stamps, or material composition or weight

    But at least you might have been interested to know that pants DID indeed exist in this pattern!
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    Re: Israeli Camouflage Shirt.....Unusual Pattern

    Post by Camonut314 on Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:23 pm

    I just found these photos on the international movie weapons database. They are from a French film entitled "Pour Sacha", they are supposed to be Syrian soldiers facing off against Israeli paratroopers, I think their uniforms look familiar.



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    Re: Israeli Camouflage Shirt.....Unusual Pattern

    Post by Camonut314 on Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:09 pm

    I just got my hands on one, it seems almost identical to all of the other dark colored shirts here. Mine seems to show some pretty obvious wear, though. Note on the back where the ink seems to have run out.





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    Re: Israeli Camouflage Shirt.....Unusual Pattern

    Post by tlundberg1 on Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:55 pm

    I believe this is a variety of the same pattern


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    Re: Israeli Camouflage Shirt.....Unusual Pattern

    Post by brencam on Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:51 pm

    Is this the uniform worn by the Golani Brigade back in the 80s'.I always have an image of them doing their version of the Recces in South Africa
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