BAF Smarties Collection

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    BAF Smarties Collection

    Post by Tophe on Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:22 am

    Yes that's how we call the Belgian Air Force camo here in Belgium...

    It's quite complete now :
    Standard smarties, second version (seyntex)


    Smocke vest, long version :


    vest, first version (Preta)with armband.
    If I remember, the patch come from "2nd Tactical Air Maintenance Sqn, 2nd Tactical Wing" :


    Frag vest with some pouches :


    All together :


    I've got a helmet cover and a cap somewhere.

    Well, I still need to find the short model of smocke, a better "Preta" vest and the full load bearing harness.
    It shouldn't be a problem...

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    Re: BAF Smarties Collection

    Post by Camo_fiend on Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:20 am

    Very nice items, Christophe. I was not aware there was a protective vest in this pattern.


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    Re: BAF Smarties Collection

    Post by koalorka on Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:11 am

    That's a very nice lot of Belgian Flecktarn. What distinguishes the 1st model from the 2nd model shirts?

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    Re: BAF Smarties Collection

    Post by chevpol on Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:13 pm

    nice collection

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    Re: BAF Smarties Collection

    Post by John Brown on Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:45 pm

    Thanks for sharing Smile

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    Re: BAF Smarties Collection

    Post by Gemini on Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:16 pm

    I did not know the BAF used flecktarn.Killer set.

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    Re: BAF Smarties Collection

    Post by Tophe on Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:09 pm

    I didn't know too that there was a frag vest in this pattern until I see a picture of one.
    And I learn last week that a freind was selling one so I couldn't miss it.
    I don't know if I ever seen picture of soldier with it. I will check books.

    The belgian smarties was used between '90 and early 2000 when they turn to standard jigsaw pattern.
    The difference between the first and second version of the vest is the producer Preta v/s Seyntex.

    Preta vest has sligthly different color and smaller dots. It's closer to original german flecktarn.

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    Post by Sgt P. on Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:39 pm

    Christophe,
    Super nice collection of the Belgian Air Force flecktarn patterns. Great shirt, pants, Preta protective vest and outter Jackets/smocks. Did they ever wear a flecktarn boonie hat? I need one. Wink Bruce

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    Re: BAF Smarties Collection

    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:15 pm

    Whoa! I can't believe I missed this thread until now!

    I also did not know there is a frag vest in this pattern. That is something I'd be very, very, very interested in getting. Here's a list of everything I have:

    1. Field jacket (pictured as above)
    2. Experimental field jacket (same cut as the olive drab type)
    3. Large fleck jacket, trousers, and hat
    4. Small fleck jacket, trousers, and hat (IIRC the hats are not the same design)
    5. US style helmet cover (I can't remember which pattern, maybe both?)
    6. Load Bearing Vest (LBV)
    7. Small assault pack
    8. Large rucksack
    7. Various pieces of equipment to go on the LBV or body armor
    9. Rank slipons

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    Re: BAF Smarties Collection

    Post by Tophe on Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:40 am

    Some new items after Ciney Militaria 10/2011 :

    Smocke short model, next to the long one to see the difference

    Label is for the short, nothing (cutted) on the long one

    Michielsens 1991 trouser


    Seems to be an other pattern... Different from Preta and Seyntex :
    That's the same black spot on the three pieces.

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    Re: BAF Smarties Collection

    Post by Tophe on Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:49 am

    I just find back the helmet cover :



    Here it's not the schubert826 but a copy of PASGT helmet.

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    Re: BAF Smarties Collection

    Post by Albano on Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:35 pm

    Nice collection of belgium fleck you have there Wink

    Hope to see some headgear.

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    Re: BAF Smarties Collection

    Post by Bury_Dave on Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:19 am

    Just discovered this thread. Awesome collection of Belgian Fleck. The shirt / jacket and trousers are something I'll definately have to look out for now ! Smile

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: BAF Smarties Collection

    Post by saltefanden on Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:04 am

    I totally agree; a beautiful and rather complete collection! Well done!

    But say Dave; I thought you were an ex-collector of camouflaged uniforms! Very Happy

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    Re: BAF Smarties Collection

    Post by Bury_Dave on Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:09 am

    Shhhhh Ronnie, that's our little secret Wink

    It would appear that there is no such thing as a reforned collector any more than a reformed alcoholic ...... one small sip and you're back where you started !! affraid

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    Re: BAF Smarties Collection

    Post by saltefanden on Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:20 am

    Dear Dave, the secret and the extent of your affliction is hereby safe with me!

    P.S. I have a Belgian AF smock too many - interested? Laughing

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    Re: BAF Smarties Collection

    Post by Tophe on Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:23 pm

    And no some headgear. I've got them since many years with quite heavy use...





    Michielsens cap on left (with plastic closure).
    Preta cap on right (with elastic).

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    Re: BAF Smarties Collection

    Post by Gulf91 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:17 pm

    Is this type of Belgian camo rare or hard to come by as I have never seen any of it available in the UK before?

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