Gulf91 wrote:I might be opening a can of worms here but what is the designation for these as i hear people calling them 90,91 and 94 pattern.
I know many many years ago when they 1st appeared on the market they were ALWAYS referred to as 90 pattern but this seem to have changed????
I have noticed this as well, but I can't seem to find any differences between the "90" and "94" patterned smocks. I've always called them 94 pattern, most likely in error.
However, I have heard that desert smocks in this style were around during Gulf War 1, so my guess is that 90 pattern would probably be a more fitting designation.
Have a look at post 18 on the thread http://iacmc.forumotion.com/t4784-90-pattern
- I posted a few photos of a smock that I was issued in 1992/3 of the type we always referred to as tyhe '90 ptn. Key features are a slightly thicker type of cloth than the 85 ptn, "box sewn" pockets rather than the useless "baggy" type with a fold over top rather than the horrid gapping open ones!
94 Ptn was similar but with the addition of the two vertical zipped pockets on the chest. I first saw one of these in 1993-4 when a senior NCO was given one "for testing" (as he claimed). Certainly they did not seem to become general issue before the S95 was introduced and the one I have was not issued but blagged off a mate in stores.