Difference between NZ DPM and Dutch DPM

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    Difference between NZ DPM and Dutch DPM

    Post by Flecktarn Australia on Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:07 am

    A currently serving NZ Army chap on another forum told me that the newest NZ DPM is very close to Dutch DPM. I cannot tell the difference. They look identical. Anyone know what the difference is between the two and why NZ went Dutch, or is it just cooincidental?

    He also said that the Yemeni troops use an older version of NZ DPM, so not true to say that Yemen using NZ DPM anymore - despite what it says in Wikipedia

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    Re: Difference between NZ DPM and Dutch DPM

    Post by KiwiWarrior1994 on Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:41 pm

    Hey man well I may onley be 16 But I do know a few things ah. well The differance between Dutch DPm and NZDPm I believe is the coulors for one thing and its more rounded shape kind of ... like Well I used to owna bit of dutch DPM and It is true NZ supplie Yemen with NZDPM its beacuse there enviroment is similar to ours from what My ex Military contact told me yeh .
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    Re: Difference between NZ DPM and Dutch DPM

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:59 pm

    Dutch stuff is printed on a dark cloth which makes the colours more earthy brown. They both usea direct copy of Dpm , not a dpm'ish but actuall British used Dpm.

    The kiwi stuff now use the las/latestt print screens of Dpm which is the same as the British and more or less the same colours as the tea bag tropicals.
    The Dutch use the Dpm of the 80's , I think the stuff that was used upto 1984 where the British used nice bright colours and soft cotton half lined suits.
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    Re: Difference between NZ DPM and Dutch DPM

    Post by Flecktarn Australia on Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:13 pm

    bravo_2_zero wrote:Dutch stuff is printed on a dark cloth which makes the colours more earthy brown. They both usea direct copy of Dpm , not a dpm'ish but actuall British used Dpm.

    The kiwi stuff now use the las/latestt print screens of Dpm which is the same as the British and more or less the same colours as the tea bag tropicals.
    The Dutch use the Dpm of the 80's , I think the stuff that was used upto 1984 where the British used nice bright colours and soft cotton half lined suits.

    NZ and Dutch DPM is more yellow than the British DPM. I was told that the new NZ DPM was not sourced from anything currently British (and hasn't been since the 80's.) It has been through many inhouse (NZ) changes over time and the latest inhouse change has that Dutch influence. So not sure what you mean by "...same as the British" I don't really have first hand info, so just trying to make sense of that.

    I still don't know why NZ just didn't go Tigerstripe when they did their camo trials in the 80's. Tiger has the brush strokes of DMP and they could have just re coloured that considering NZ bush is very dense and similar to South East Asian bush in which Tigerstripe was born and is still used (by those countries that haven't turned into sheep and gone into trendy digital.)
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    Re: Difference between NZ DPM and Dutch DPM

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:25 pm

    Flecktarn Australia wrote:
    bravo_2_zero wrote:Dutch stuff is printed on a dark cloth which makes the colours more earthy brown. They both usea direct copy of Dpm , not a dpm'ish but actuall British used Dpm.

    The kiwi stuff now use the las/latestt print screens of Dpm which is the same as the British and more or less the same colours as the tea bag tropicals.
    The Dutch use the Dpm of the 80's , I think the stuff that was used upto 1984 where the British used nice bright colours and soft cotton half lined suits.

    NZ and Dutch DPM is more yellow than the British DPM. I was told that the new NZ DPM was not sourced from anything currently British (and hasn't been since the 80's.) It has been through many inhouse (NZ) changes over time and the latest inhouse change has that Dutch influence. So not sure what you mean by "...same as the British" I don't really have first hand info, so just trying to make sense of that.

    I still don't know why NZ just didn't go Tigerstripe when they did their camo trials in the 80's. Tiger has the brush strokes of DMP and they could have just re coloured that considering NZ bush is very dense and similar to South East Asian bush in which Tigerstripe was born and is still used (by those countries that haven't turned into sheep and gone into trendy digital.)

    They use the same print as the current British Dpm in both colour and shapes, only the cut of the uniform is very slightly different. Which is covered buttons and reinforced areas. I'm not saying they use British equipment or uniforms but they use 100% identicle print and colours.
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    Re: Difference between NZ DPM and Dutch DPM

    Post by Flecktarn Australia on Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:28 pm

    bravo_2_zero wrote:
    Flecktarn Australia wrote:
    bravo_2_zero wrote:Dutch stuff is printed on a dark cloth which makes the colours more earthy brown. They both usea direct copy of Dpm , not a dpm'ish but actuall British used Dpm.

    The kiwi stuff now use the las/latestt print screens of Dpm which is the same as the British and more or less the same colours as the tea bag tropicals.
    The Dutch use the Dpm of the 80's , I think the stuff that was used upto 1984 where the British used nice bright colours and soft cotton half lined suits.

    NZ and Dutch DPM is more yellow than the British DPM. I was told that the new NZ DPM was not sourced from anything currently British (and hasn't been since the 80's.) It has been through many inhouse (NZ) changes over time and the latest inhouse change has that Dutch influence. So not sure what you mean by "...same as the British" I don't really have first hand info, so just trying to make sense of that.

    I still don't know why NZ just didn't go Tigerstripe when they did their camo trials in the 80's. Tiger has the brush strokes of DMP and they could have just re coloured that considering NZ bush is very dense and similar to South East Asian bush in which Tigerstripe was born and is still used (by those countries that haven't turned into sheep and gone into trendy digital.)

    They use the same print as the current British Dpm in both colour and shapes, only the cut of the uniform is very slightly different. Which is covered buttons and reinforced areas. I'm not saying they use British equipment or uniforms but they use 100% identicle print and colours.


    Interesting! Thanks for your knowledge.
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    Re: Difference between NZ DPM and Dutch DPM

    Post by 2/1kiwi on Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:59 am

    print may be the same, but the colours used are not, I,m a current serving soldier there is a distinct colour difference between them. You can always tell when someones rocking a brit smock!!

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    Re: Difference between NZ DPM and Dutch DPM

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:21 am

    2/1kiwi wrote:print may be the same, but the colours used are not, I,m a current serving soldier there is a distinct colour difference between them. You can always tell when someones rocking a brit smock!!

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    The Brit tea bags tropicals are the same colour as the kiwi Dpm. The british temperate stuff is however far too dark.
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    Re: Difference between NZ DPM and Dutch DPM

    Post by Flecktarn Australia on Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:39 am

    I finally cleared this up on my trip to New Zealand. I got to see Dutch DPM side by side with British and here is the difference:

    The Dutch DPM has no "dithering" (those little dots that create a feathered effect) that British, NZ, etc DPM has. That's the difference.
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    Re: Difference between NZ DPM and Dutch DPM

    Post by Tommo on Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:37 pm

    Flecktarn Australia wrote:I finally cleared this up on my trip to New Zealand. I got to see Dutch DPM side by side with British and here is the difference:

    The Dutch DPM has no "dithering" (those little dots that create a feathered effect) that British, NZ, etc DPM has. That's the difference.

    And the colour...
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    Re: Difference between NZ DPM and Dutch DPM

    Post by 2/1kiwi on Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:51 pm

    heres some pics

    Early 80s NZDPM

    90s

    late 90s/current

    current

    NZ smock top right
    Brit smock bottom right
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    Re: Difference between NZ DPM and Dutch DPM

    Post by onward288 on Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:22 am

    Nice ended that one bro have a heaps of the LSV camo up here the pants are hammer baggy lol

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    Re: Difference between NZ DPM and Dutch DPM

    Post by KiwiWarrior1994 on Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:02 pm

    Speaking of DPM I used to have a top and pant set the first of the DPM uniforms to coem into NZ Picked it up at 2nd hand shop was old 68 pattern DPM smock and heavy pants too Wish I kept type 58 and the 68 pattern stuff would have gone niceley with an SLR for airsoft. I just use Dutch British and NZ DPM .

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