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    Angolan Camo

    Post by Militaryman on Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:12 pm

    Hi All,

    Just thought i would share an Angolan Jacket......



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    Re: Angolan Camo

    Post by nkomo on Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:42 pm

    Very nice piece, sir!


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    Re: Angolan Camo

    Post by filupe on Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:46 pm

    Can you get a close-up of the front fastening button/press stud? These look like straight PLA camouflage fatigues of the '90s ...
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    Re: Angolan Camo

    Post by drmatz on Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:52 pm

    that's correct, the angolans did wear chinese made camouflage/uniforms briefly in the 90's...

    very rare and nice piece!


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    Re: Angolan Camo

    Post by koalorka on Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:25 pm

    The features are very Chinese... It looks like a copy of the officer's cut jacket with the zippered chest and slant pockets.

    Pattern itself is close the Korean "noodle". Very cool piece. Any national markings inside?
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    Re: Angolan Camo

    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:18 am

    Any pics of this in use? The only types I have pics of are in French influenced designs.

    The Chinese are infamous for taking overruns of cloth and pounding out their commercial copies in old PLA cuts. I recently sold a set in this style that was made from Nepalese cloth. The Nepalese uniform doesn't have the same cut.

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    Re: Angolan Camo

    Post by Militaryman on Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:07 am

    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for the comments i will get back with more info and answer questions later today.

    The ANC (African National Congress) also adopted this camo here in South Africa in the early '90's.

    Chat a bit later.....
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    Re: Angolan Camo

    Post by Albano on Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:06 am

    A friend of mine bought a set for hunting in a local chinese store with that exact same pattern Laughing
    Cut and material were different from that thou (absence of upper pockets).

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    Re: Angolan Camo

    Post by Militaryman on Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:35 am

    Hi All,

    I do have some pics of it in use....the pics aren't the best but you can see whats going on.

    Executive Outcomes Instructor training FAA recruits. See the man on the LHS



    Colonel Hennie Blaauw with Executive Outcome in Angola working with the FAA



    Close up of button....



    The only markings are a small white label marked with "XL"

    I have the trousers and Cap to go with the Jacket.

    Enjoy.......
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    Re: Angolan Camo

    Post by Militaryman on Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:37 am

    Sorry i forgot to mention the pics are courtesy of:

    "War Dog" by Al J Venter and "Executive Outcomes Against all Odds" by Eeben Barlow
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    Re: Angolan Camo

    Post by panzerwerk on Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:01 am

    Very Cool looking camo !
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    Re: Angolan Camo

    Post by vonstuck on Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:38 pm

    It is a Chinese jacket
    The picture show mercenary, they don't weare Angolan camouflage, they wear that they want!
    See also: http://iacmc.forumotion.com/t1806-cool-photos-of-mercenaries-in-africa-executive-outcomes
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    Re: Angolan Camo

    Post by Militaryman on Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:12 pm

    yes they wear what they want. They also get supplied from the Country they work with sometimes. It definitively is Angolan and is worn by the Angolan recruits in the other pic i supplied. Angola has about 4 different types of camo and yes they are a Chinese contract. It was also adopted by the ANC here in South Africa.
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    Re: Angolan Camo

    Post by Militaryman on Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:18 pm

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    Re: Angolan Camo

    Post by vonstuck on Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:32 pm



    1994 Nelson Mandella meeting

    It is Chinese set that they wear, and sorry but I never see Angolan soldier wear this pattern, and sorry but it have some approximation on camopedia
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    Re: Angolan Camo

    Post by Militaryman on Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:57 pm

    Thanks for the pic Gilles, great pic!
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    Re: Angolan Camo

    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:46 pm

    Cool. It is good to know that the ANA wore these in the PLA cut.

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