Can anyone ID this chest rig?

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    tenewel
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    Can anyone ID this chest rig?

    Post by tenewel on Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:13 am

    I believe this came out of El Salvador (or possibly Honduras). It's DDR cloth and thread. Has leather additon for more strength/durability (I assume).

    Does anyone have any specific information about it and it's possible value?




    Thank you in advance.
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    Post by filupe on Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:48 am

    I think the Sandinistas in Nicaragua wore these in some capacity as well.
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    Post by nkomo on Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:09 pm

    Ummmmm....what you have there is a Panamanian Defense Force chest rig!!!!! WOW!!!! It was very common for PDF items to have numbers and letters painted in green on them. I have a captured East German AK bayonet that has green markings painted on it like that.

    If you ever figure out what you want for it, please let me know. I'm sure we could work something out.


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    Post by mcoleman762 on Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:54 pm

    Here's two photos of your chest webbing in use with the Sandinistas:



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    Post by nkomo on Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:56 am

    And in use by the Panamanian Defense Forces.



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    Post by Lopez311 on Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:34 pm

    You are 100% right Arch. That is a PDF issue item. The PDF used to mark all their issue equipment with the acronym F.F.D.D. that stands for "Fuerzas de Defensa".
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    Post by nkomo on Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:15 pm

    Lopez311 wrote:You are 100% right Arch. That is a PDF issue item. The PDF used to mark all their issue equipment with the acronym F.F.D.D. that stands for "Fuerzas de Defensa".

    I have seen the FFDD mark on pouches, bayonets, berets, etc.


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    Post by tenewel on Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:39 am

    Thank you to everyone for the help on IDing this. PDF would make sense since it was bought in Columbus, GA shortly after the invasion of Panama. nkomo, I'll let you know if I'm parting with this.
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    Re: Can anyone ID this chest rig?

    Post by nkomo on Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:35 am

    tenewel wrote:Thank you to everyone for the help on IDing this. PDF would make sense since it was bought in Columbus, GA shortly after the invasion of Panama. nkomo, I'll let you know if I'm parting with this.

    Please let me know if and when you do. Very Happy


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