Spanish Field Gear - Help Needed!

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    Re: Spanish Field Gear - Help Needed!

    Post by Wolverine on Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:10 pm

    Thanks for sharing these updates Steve.

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    Re: Spanish Field Gear - Help Needed!

    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Nov 30, 2015 4:51 pm

    What I'm confused about is there are apparently M82 and M88 equipment designations, yet I don't know what those might be. Group I is the most recent stuff I have seen, yet this is supposedly M78. I'm wondering if that might not be true.

    Also, it could be possible that the equipment designations represent minor changes to only a part of the equipment mix. For example, M82 might only replace the backpack or field belt, but the rest is indistinguishable from M78. That sort of thing.

    Of course there's a chance that the designations are just wrong Wink Happens all the time.

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    Re: Spanish Field Gear - Help Needed!

    Post by Wolverine on Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:47 pm

    Indeed, without any documents it is hard to say. In Canada, one has often heard soldiers referring to their own equipment by the incorrect models. Then collectors pick up on that. I am sure it happens elsewhere too.

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    Re: Spanish Field Gear - Help Needed!

    Post by Solideo on Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:20 am

    CollectinSteve wrote:What I'm confused about is there are apparently M82 and M88 equipment designations, yet I don't know what those might be.  Group I is the most recent stuff I have seen, yet this is supposedly M78.  I'm wondering if that might not be true.

    Also, it could be possible that the equipment designations represent minor changes to only a part of the equipment mix.  For example, M82 might only replace the backpack or field belt, but the rest is indistinguishable from M78.  That sort of thing.

    Of course there's a chance that the designations are just wrong Wink  Happens all the time.

    Steve

    HI again.

    Giving a date to anything in Spain is so difficult because documents are really hard to find, anyway dependind on which unit fieldgear was given you can see designs can be used in many different years.

    About your C group, unfortunately dates given by other collector are wrong, It was still used into 2000, with some variations depending the Tercio.

    About magazine pouches in that set you own the very late one. Of course it´s not complete, hope i do not run out of time and take some photos of a complete Spanish Legion fieldgear and can post it here.

    Most equipment was mixed around time, even unit equipment got sometimes fixedfor several reasons based on if you were in training period or just stock wich appered.

    Best

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