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    Post by panzerwerk on Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:43 pm

    Its a regular para jacket with the lower pockets removed and ammo pouches sewn on , the pouches have snap tops like they were part of something else ,maybe an assault vest or something , the arm band was in one of the pockets .

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    Post by bond007a1 on Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:52 pm

    WOW...that is definately modified..lol I have never seen anything remotely like that....but if it works then WHY NOT.... Very Happy Nice pocket find...what is the armband out of curiosity?

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    Post by panzerwerk on Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:53 pm

    Vinyl like the old hotwheels matchbox car cases Laughing
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    Post by bond007a1 on Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:01 pm

    wow...what group used it? or what does it say? still NEAT at any rate...

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    Post by panzerwerk on Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:33 pm

    When I find out , I will let you know !
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:11 pm

    Steve,

    Neat piece! I just saw one of these on eBay. Did you snag it within the past few days?

    What you have there is a standard M87 para jacket with M87 padded load bearing vest ammo pouches affixed to it. There were no lower pockets to remove.

    The M87 LBV is a nasty bit of gear (I have one). It's very heavy, must be hot as Hell to wear, and probably quite expensive to make. I think the idea was to have flexibility to customize the loadout by unsnapping stuff and putting different stuff on. However, to the best of my knowledge they never followed through with different attachments.

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    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:14 pm

    Sounds like the armband is what we would call (in English) the "NCO on duty". Kinda like a hall monitor, but with more attitude (if that is possible!).

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    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:25 pm

    Since I got both my 3 color (M87) and 4 color (M90) vests from Tamas, it's not surprising he knows all about this topic Very Happy Heh... I didn't know there was an OD version!

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    Post by panzerwerk on Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:41 pm

    Tamas in Hungary , emailed me some time ago about this shirt , he is now a member here , he told me the Paratroops did not like the hot bulky assault vests , so they would remove the mag pouches and sew them directly on the jacket , it was not an uncommon thing to do .
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:23 am

    Not surprising. Like I said above, the vest must have been horrible to wear in anything but the dead of winter. It is extremely thick and heavy. Air circulation couldn't be good at all.

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    Post by Sgt P. on Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:31 am

    Guys, Just heard back from Tamas on this jacket! Anyone have any spare magazine pouches as I would enjoy modifying my Hungarian para smock like this so I could use it here on the base ranges. Steve G. if you have any, let me know what you would need in trade. I'd need 2 of the camo pouches. Bruce
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:29 am

    I just have the one of each type in my collection. Those puppies ain't going anywhere Very Happy

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    Post by Sgt P. on Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:37 am

    Steve,
    I understand! Tamas is going to send me the fabric so I can make two similar pouches. No problem, pirat Bruce
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    Post by koalorka on Thu May 16, 2013 8:03 pm

    Just received what looks like a standard M87 para uniform, made in 1994:

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    BTW, does anyone know what happened to Panzerwerk and his websites?

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