Unknown Middle Eastern Camo and Unknown Beret

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    Unknown Middle Eastern Camo and Unknown Beret

    Post by Camonut314 on Mon May 14, 2012 9:32 pm

    Like the title says, a DPM style camo uniform, tailored in a typical Middle Eastern style, nice soft, smooth material, without any markings except for a hand written "48" on the shirt and pants. Omani maybe?

    Beret is also unknown, and unmarked. African? Asian?

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    Re: Unknown Middle Eastern Camo and Unknown Beret

    Post by Camo_fiend on Mon May 14, 2012 9:39 pm

    Not a clue on the origin of that DPM uniform, but I really like it! The colouration of the pattern looks really cool.


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    Re: Unknown Middle Eastern Camo and Unknown Beret

    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu May 17, 2012 1:17 am

    I don't recognize it either, but I'd say it's highly likely intended for the Middle East. Could be military issue, but probably is police or security of some sort. Whatever it is... it's nice!

    The beret could possibly be legit South African 32 BN. But someone else would have to comment on that.

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    Re: Unknown Middle Eastern Camo and Unknown Beret

    Post by Camonut314 on Thu May 17, 2012 2:04 am

    Yeah, I really like the colors too, couldn't believe when I found it in my favorite surplus shop, not a bad price either. Glad to see everyone is as baffled as I am!
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    Re: Unknown Middle Eastern Camo and Unknown Beret

    Post by vonstuck on Thu May 17, 2012 6:15 am

    No idea, but beautifull DPM
    And the beret is amazing!
    Can you take a picture of it in the other position for see the inside?
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    Re: Unknown Middle Eastern Camo and Unknown Beret

    Post by loski on Thu May 17, 2012 2:32 pm

    I dont Think the Beret is in 32Bn camo but I think it might be Transkei, Transkei was one of the South African semi autonamous Homelamds that were disolved and their defence forces reintergrated into the new SANDF after the elections in 1994
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    Re: Unknown Middle Eastern Camo and Unknown Beret

    Post by mcoleman762 on Thu May 17, 2012 3:17 pm

    The beret is neither 32 Bn nor Transkei. It's a neat pattern, but I don't know what it is. I just know it's not South African. Wink

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    Re: Unknown Middle Eastern Camo and Unknown Beret

    Post by CollectinSteve on Fri May 18, 2012 1:38 am

    Good to see an authority come in and squash the rumors before they get properly started Very Happy

    For sure it looks nothing like 32 BN! Damn my fingers for typing so Wink But man it looks familiar. The material looks like the sort of thing you would find in various SA/Homeland uniforms, doesn't it?

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    Re: Unknown Middle Eastern Camo and Unknown Beret

    Post by Camonut314 on Fri May 18, 2012 3:00 am

    Thanks for all the help everyone! I honestly have no Idea where it originates from, all I know is, I found it in the bottom of a pile of hats in the Dan Sen market in Vietnam! I'll post a picture of the interior tomorrow, it is green, lightweight canvas material. Not quite like either US or ARVN uniforms, though.
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    Re: Unknown Middle Eastern Camo and Unknown Beret

    Post by mcoleman762 on Fri May 18, 2012 12:59 pm

    Steve,

    The pattern on that beret is too compressed, and the wrong shapes, for 32 Bn or any of the Homelands patterns. It does remind me somewhat of the Recce copy "Lebanese blue" pattern, but the shapes are wrong. For me, it has a bit of a Middle Eastern flavor to it, and could be one of the zillions of patterns from the 1980's.

    Although, it was found in Vietnam, so we should probably be looking for something that was used in Asia. It's a neat pattern nonetheless, and would look great on a complete uniform.

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    Re: Unknown Middle Eastern Camo and Unknown Beret

    Post by Camonut314 on Fri May 18, 2012 2:59 pm

    Here is the inside, note the two grommets that have been ignored, probably evidence of some tailoring along the lines.


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    Re: Unknown Middle Eastern Camo and Unknown Beret

    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:22 am

    Just stumbled upon a picture today that might indicate the mystery DPM uniform is Kuwaiti. But the picture was kinda washed out and the cut is BDU, so maybe not.

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    Re: Unknown Middle Eastern Camo and Unknown Beret

    Post by Camonut314 on Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:12 pm

    UPDATE! One Camo Identified! Oman naval uniform!

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    Re: Unknown Middle Eastern Camo and Unknown Beret

    Post by koalorka on Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:04 pm

    Fantastic discovery. You should get in touch with the owner of Camopedia to have it listed on the Omani page.
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    Re: Unknown Middle Eastern Camo and Unknown Beret

    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:22 pm

    Thanks for the update! Beautiful colors.

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    Re: Unknown Middle Eastern Camo and Unknown Beret

    Post by Camo_fiend on Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:15 pm

    Good update!

    I want. This camo!!! Such awesome colours.


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