The CCU (Close Combat Uniform)

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    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform)

    Post by bond007a1 on Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:33 pm

    Ok...From all intents & purposes alot of collectors are NOT aware of the CCU & what they are..

    UNFORTUNATELY....BECAUSE OF THREATS OF ANOTHER FORUM...WE...OURSELVES...NO LONGER HAVE ANY CLUE WHAT THE CCU IS...lol!

    They were also made in a woodland, 'scorpion" or multicam & a urban track type (I do not have photos of these)

    The average price for these is $125 all the way up to $2,200. Generally they are between $125-500. So if you find one cheaper...by all means buy the thing & hang onto it for dear life.... ALSO the 1st contract apparently had more issued than the 2nd contract, so the 1st contract will be cheaper & easier to locate.

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    IF ANYONE has any additional info or photos PLEASE POST THEM & SHARE THE WEALTH of knowledge...


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    Re: The CCU (Close Combat Uniform)

    Post by bond007a1 on Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:35 pm

    HERE IS THE 1ST CONTRACT UNIFORM













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    Re: The CCU (Close Combat Uniform)

    Post by bond007a1 on Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:38 pm

    HERE IS THE 2ND CONTRACT UNIFORM











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    Re: The CCU (Close Combat Uniform)

    Post by Philip on Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:43 pm

    the ccu is the first contract and the cu the second contract?


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    Re: The CCU (Close Combat Uniform)

    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:29 am

    Are there any differences between the two production runs? I didn't know the second run was called something slightly different. Odd! Now I have to check my sets and see if they are all the 2003 or the 2004 production.

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    Re: The CCU (Close Combat Uniform)

    Post by bond007a1 on Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:05 pm

    Yeah..there are some differences...I will post some photos another fellow took showing a side by side comparison...

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    Re: The CCU (Close Combat Uniform)

    Post by Philip on Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:25 pm

    yeah b20 from usmf took some good pics. is he also a member of this forum? if not, somebody should invite him! he has got some cool stuff!!


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    Re: The CCU (Close Combat Uniform)

    Post by bond007a1 on Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:04 pm

    HERE are the PHOTOS that BRAVO_TWO_ZERO from USMF took SHOWING A side-by-side comparison.

    HERE is the JACKET side-by-side comparison















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    Re: The CCU (Close Combat Uniform)

    Post by bond007a1 on Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:05 pm

    here are the TROUSERS side-by-side comparison (PHOTOS taken by BRAVO_TWO_ZERO!!!)









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    Re: The CCU (Close Combat Uniform)

    Post by bond007a1 on Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:30 pm

    PS...I would invite Bravo...but I don't know him yet..so if any of you know him...tell him to sign up...

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    Re: The CCU (Close Combat Uniform)

    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:02 am

    Sweet! I never knew there were two versions. Lots and lots of significant changes there. I suspect I have all 04 production Combat Uniform models, but I'm definitely going to check when I get home.

    Not surprisingly, the non 3 Color Desert versions appear to all be 03 CCU production. Makes perfect sense.

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    Re: The CCU (Close Combat Uniform)

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:34 pm

    Blast... I have three CCUs and no CUs!! Dang.

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    Re: The CCU (Close Combat Uniform)

    Post by AndrewA74 on Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:55 pm

    Here's a pair of rare, ACU CU Pants:






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    Re: The CCU (Close Combat Uniform)

    Post by Philip on Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:29 am

    That is pretty interesting! Shocked


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    Re: The CCU (Close Combat Uniform)

    Post by drmatz on Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:32 pm

    here some pics of the Urban Tracks CCU uniform











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    Re: The CCU (Close Combat Uniform)

    Post by HoovieDude on Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:35 pm

    Jeebus, but that is one hideously hideous cammo pattern. Reminds me of the weird patterns that pop up from Africa, or Asia every now and then. Also reminds me of a kids pajamas! Thank god that didn't go anywhere.

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    Re: The CCU (Close Combat Uniform)

    Post by drmatz on Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:46 pm

    HoovieDude wrote:Jeebus, but that is one hideously hideous cammo pattern. Reminds me of the weird patterns that pop up from Africa, or Asia every now and then. Also reminds me of a kids pajamas! Thank god that didn't go anywhere.

    That's why is so rare Wink


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    Re: The CCU (Close Combat Uniform)

    Post by parafal on Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:28 pm

    Here's my set of 3 color day desert CCU

    Blouse



    Trousers



    I will take better pics later on tonight.
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    Re: The CCU (Close Combat Uniform)

    Post by parafal on Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:11 am

    Found a 1st Contract CCU blouse at a Thrift Store

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    Re: The CCU (Close Combat Uniform)

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:47 pm

    It still amazes me how many of the Iraq issued CCUs keep turning up. Of course you are in the right place to be finding these in thrift shops Very Happy

    Good luck finding a used nametape to fit. It's like the air crew uniforms... pockets are just a little bit wider than BDU, which means the piles of used nametapes generally don't work.

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    Re: The CCU (Close Combat Uniform)

    Post by parafal on Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:21 am

    Picked up another CCU jacket today, this one USAF badged and with a small velcro square on the Right sleeve to add an IR patch





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    Re: The CCU (Close Combat Uniform)

    Post by imagehunter on Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:24 am

    O.K. another pair of pants I need , anyone got a spare Cu/CCU in waist 36-38 and long legs??????????????
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    Re: The CCU (Close Combat Uniform)

    Post by Philip on Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:11 am

    Sorry, they go for much more.
    First time I see them with AF patches.


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    Re: The CCU (Close Combat Uniform)

    Post by Mercenary25 on Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:04 pm

    imagehunter wrote:O.K. another pair of pants I need , anyone got a spare Cu/CCU in waist 36-38 and long legs??????????????
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    Shocked I wish they cost this much!

    You could buy something similar: Three Color desert in ACU cut. Commerical piece but looks similar.


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    Re: The CCU (Close Combat Uniform)

    Post by parafal on Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:23 pm

    Just noticed that on the collar tag someone wrote the number 664 using Arabic Numerals


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