Smock windproof modified mk2

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    Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:37 am



    Zip side pockets with hand warmer

    Mesh pockets and compass pocket

    Under arm zipped vents

    Mesh lined

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    Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by sobota on Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:38 am

    Brilliant bit of kit, has anyone ever seen the accompanying shirt and trousers?

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    Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by Bury_Dave on Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:43 am

    Yep, I have a large/xl set mint condition. Want them ? Very Happy

    That's a Tantalus smock and the whole suit was only made for issue to 'Them' .......

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    Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:00 pm

    Bury_Dave wrote:Yep, I have a large/xl set mint condition. Want them ? Very Happy

    That's a Tantalus smock and the whole suit was only made for issue to 'Them' .......

    Dave

    Corr a full set would be nice mmmmmm

    This was sold to me from a member of 3 para air assault who I got the badged smock from. The guy removed his DZ and wings and left his desert colour union and air assault on ?

    Why desert subdued sand and black ?

    Anyways I'm going to replace the missing patches and restore it as glue is left on the arm and looks naff.

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    Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by Bury_Dave on Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:07 pm

    I have a mate who offered me two of the smock for peanuts but i refused as i personally can't stand teh camo pattern and only collect what pleases my eye rather than any particular theme.

    The shirt and trousers are up for grabs for the right trade ....... I'll see if i can find them and post photos.

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    Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by Tommo on Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:52 pm

    Dave, what size are the trousers and what are you looking to trade for? Very Happy

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    Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by kammo-man on Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:17 pm

    And the mod is what guys ?


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    Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:49 pm

    kammo-man wrote:And the mod is what guys ?


    Everything Owen Very Happy

    Hand warmer pockets
    Under arm vent zips like the US goretex parkas
    The American football shirt material mesh liner
    Mesh bottomed pockets
    Compass pocket
    Non wired hood which means its not an arctic issue
    Material feels a bit funny almost impregnated with something almost waterproofed feel.

    I think the mk1 was same but with a full mesh rear.

    I have found faults , the jackets Velcro keeps sticking to the mesh liner making it a nightmare to put on at times.

    Most of these features now found on the new Multicam mk2 PCS smocks

    Like Dave said , this is special forces only issue, kinda share many features as that mystery tiger set on the other forum.

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    Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by kammo-man on Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:00 pm

    Thats what I seen with the mesh !
    Great idea , but I wonder if it would stand up to a couple of weeks abuse.
    Love pit zips !
    Perfect for keeping the core down , looks like some thought went into this one !

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    Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by Bury_Dave on Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:57 pm

    They are a good design but suffered from the fact that they make SF look like everyone else rather than 'Speshul' in an assortment of kit from various nations ! Hence they weren't worn by those for whom it was designed but very popular with those who were supposed to look 'normal' like SFSG, Pathfinders and Para Regt.

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    Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by kammo-man on Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:36 pm

    There is nothing like being all kited up for every occasion even if it is a quiet day !

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    Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by AndyD on Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:11 pm

    I have one of these and originally it did have a wired hood,it was removed by the person I bought it from.

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    Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:13 pm

    I've started to restore this, the black on sand para wings and 3 para DZ are on order.

    I've also sorted out the original owners poor excuse for sewing on the remaining patches. The para smock he sent me was all machine sewn but this smock was hand done. I moved the patches around so they are more square to each other and to the jacket as they were on the p1ss real bad. He may have been a tough old UKSF para but he couldn't sew for sh1t !

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    Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by Bury_Dave on Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:17 pm

    I'm trying to find the shrt and trousers ......... I know they are somewhere ! Laughing

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    Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:09 am

    Restored



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    Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by Bury_Dave on Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:50 am

    Very nice job you've done there ! Smile

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    Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by L1A1 on Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:05 am

    Bury_Dave wrote:Very nice job you've done there ! Smile

    Dave

    I agree - going to start looking out for that mesh now - hoping to find one !!

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    Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:36 am

    L1A1 wrote:
    Bury_Dave wrote:Very nice job you've done there ! Smile

    Dave

    I agree - going to start looking out for that mesh now - hoping to find one !!

    There is loads on eBay !

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    Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by L1A1 on Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:35 pm

    I read somewhere that on this sort of smock various survival aids were added such as wire hidden in seams and a compass in one of the buttons. Or maybe that was just in one in particular. Cannot find the link now.

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    Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:23 pm

    L1A1 wrote:I read somewhere that on this sort of smock various survival aids were added such as wire hidden in seams and a compass in one of the buttons. Or maybe that was just in one in particular. Cannot find the link now.

    Yeah I've seen a few with buttons on the compass pocket. I guess it could be stages of the evolution on the smock. I have seen some with white tags , green tags so extra buttons will be possible.

    My smock has a button hole in the compass pocket but I'm guessing to loop the string through you get on a compass. The early ones may have had a button and it was rmoved as it was in the way ?


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    Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:31 pm

    Bury_Dave wrote:Very nice job you've done there ! Smile

    Dave

    Cheers Dave.

    I was a little confused with odd choice of desert tan badges but I kinda worked it out.

    The guy acquired or was issued this smock either for trials or to use out in the stan. The rank and DZ would be easy to get and come in the colours shown even if you were in the desert, where as the para wings, 16th air and union would be in theatre camo.

    Looks odd but if that's all on off then you have to use.

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