The End of portuguese lizzard pattern

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    Albano
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    The End of portuguese lizzard pattern

    Post by Albano on Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:31 pm



    The untill now issued portuguese "Fuzileiros" lizzard pattern as been decommissioned and have been replaced by the current DPM pattern used by all portuguese armed forces. This happened through the last years and ended current year.
    Unfortunatly it's going to be more and more an hard item to find as portuguese armed forces have the monstruous habitt of burn or destroy all military surplus, even unissued ones!

    So long Lizzard!

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    Re: The End of portuguese lizzard pattern

    Post by koalorka on Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:32 pm

    That's too bad. The Portuguese variant remains my favorite lizard type and it's a shame the army ditched it so hastily after the colonial era.

    Makes me glad I obtained two copies of the marine uniform:



    And I sure as hell will not be donating these to the Portuguese authorities for disposal! Very Happy
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    Re: The End of portuguese lizzard pattern

    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:08 pm

    *sniff* *sniff* You will be missed, Portuguese Lizard!

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    Re: The End of portuguese lizzard pattern

    Post by Gubbio on Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:49 pm

    It's a nice pattern, no doubt. But it also carries some baggage due to its association with the colonial period. I'm glad that the Portuguese authorities at least retained the design of the colonial era airborne and marines battle dress, though in DPM, with some slight improvements (such as two zippered pockets behind the chest patch pockets instead of just one). For a while, mostly in the 1980s, the military experimented with different designs, usually incorporating velcro, that simply had no character.

    By the way, Albano, nice to see you were able to get an airsoft G3 with the typical green Portuguese furniture!

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    Re: The End of portuguese lizzard pattern

    Post by Albano on Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:57 pm

    Gubbio wrote:
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    By the way, Albano, nice to see you were able to get an airsoft G3 with the typical green Portuguese furniture!

    It's hard to get a permission to collect weapons here. So airsoft ones do the trick Wink

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    Re: The End of portuguese lizzard pattern

    Post by kammo-man on Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:31 pm

    love all these patterns !
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    Re: The End of portuguese lizzard pattern

    Post by cobalt545 on Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:20 am

    I was glad to get a slightly used Portuguese lizard pattern hat for my collection. Sad to see it leaving service. Now if only I could find some authentic African hats in that pattern.
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    Re: The End of portuguese lizzard pattern

    Post by Albano on Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:35 am

    cobalt545 wrote:I was glad to get a slightly used Portuguese lizard pattern hat for my collection...

    Bigeard type or boonie!? The Bigeard type cap ones are common to find since they were still made until fased out. No one used it after recruit in the portuguese marines that's true but they existed. The bonnie was only issued in the african theater of operations in low quantities so... i'm looking hardly for a boonie for sometime now Crying or Very sad

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    Re: The End of portuguese lizzard pattern

    Post by cobalt545 on Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:00 am

    Albano wrote:

    Bigeard type or boonie!?

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    The bigeard type. I've seen a boonie but I'm sure it's a reproduction.
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    Re: The End of portuguese lizzard pattern

    Post by Gubbio on Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:14 pm

    Cobalt545, I have some original new old stock bigeard, swallowtail, "kiko" caps that I got in Portugal years ago. Not the marines pattern, but the older army pattern. I think I even have one in the elusive "red" lizard. If you´re interested, send me a PM.

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