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    Re: Australian Parachute Smock

    Post by Martin on Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:41 am

    I suspect most of the other recent DPCU para smocks were also manufactured by Combat Clothing, as the tags are similar to their other items.

    It is interesting to note that none of the para smocks have the arrow symbol unlike nearly everything else that is issued.
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    Re: Australian Parachute Smock

    Post by filupe on Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:50 am

    Tags indicate this to be a commercial item, although Combat Clothing Australia have/had defence contracts they would be well marked as such eg. either broad arrow and/or NSN. I must admit it this is the first commercial para smock I've seen and couldn't fathom why it would be necessary until a SGT in my unit explained that he had to hand his smock back after leaving 3 RAR. He is still sourcing one in his size ...
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    Re: Australian Parachute Smock

    Post by filupe on Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:54 am

    Looks like I might have to retrieve my other smocks and have a gander at the tags ...
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    Re: Australian Parachute Smock

    Post by loski on Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:14 am

    Martin wrote:There is also this one, but it's a normal smock not a para smock....
    http://www.camouniforms.net/index.php/oceania/australia/19-2011-09-21-15-18-52
    I don't think the Smock shown in this link is a para smock but a standard Pattern 68 smock
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    Re: Australian Parachute Smock

    Post by filupe on Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:03 am

    loski wrote:
    I don't think the Smock shown in this link is a para smock but a standard Pattern 68 smock

    ... except it has Australian tags - made for RAAF groundcrew.  See the article's comments for details.
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    Re: Australian Parachute Smock

    Post by Martin on Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:04 am

    loski wrote:
    Martin wrote:There is also this one, but it's a normal smock not a para smock....
    http://www.camouniforms.net/index.php/oceania/australia/19-2011-09-21-15-18-52
    I don't think the Smock shown in this link is a para smock but a standard Pattern 68 smock

    Yep, that's what I allude to in the line above the link.

    Pattern 68 but specifically for Australia and used by RAAF.
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    Re: Australian Parachute Smock

    Post by loski on Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:38 pm

    Im not disputing that its an RAAF smock Im just saying that its not a para smock
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    Re: Australian Parachute Smock

    Post by Martin on Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:49 am

    loski wrote:Im not disputing that its an RAAF smock Im just saying that its not a para smock

    No worries mate - I think we are saying exactly the same thing here and agreeing.
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    Re: Australian Parachute Smock

    Post by loski on Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:29 am

    Sorry bud I should have read the orignal post proprely, But I will say its an interesting piece
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    Re: Australian Parachute Smock

    Post by ripcord on Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:15 pm

    Don't want to go too far off topic, so here is a real strange , obviously commercial, " para smock".

     

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    Para smock?

    Post by fourtycoats on Mon May 08, 2017 10:14 am

    This seems to be an Auscam Para smock but it has some features usually only found on a Sniper smock such as padded shoulders and sleeves padded from the wrist to the shoulder on the underside. Can any of you Aussie experts tell me if these features are found on all Para smocks?






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    Re: Australian Parachute Smock

    Post by filupe on Mon May 08, 2017 2:03 pm

    It is indeed a Para Smock. They all have the pockets for the foam pads although the foam pads are rarely seen. I have never seen them worn by anyone.
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    Re: Australian Parachute Smock

    Post by fourtycoats on Mon May 08, 2017 6:08 pm

    Thank you Filupe.

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    Re: Australian Parachute Smock

    Post by Sparky on Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:55 pm

    Has anyone seen a replacement for these in AMCU? (not the standard smock type jacket being issued to everyone)
    Or are the para qual'd guys still being issued these in DPCU?
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    Re: Australian Parachute Smock

    Post by jimmyduncan23 on Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:31 am

    Para is all but phased out bar SOCOMD. So i doubt there will ever be one.

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