WW2 pre Denison parachutists smock

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    WW2 pre Denison parachutists smock

    Post by Bury_Dave on Sat May 19, 2012 1:13 pm

    Alas a repro but still rare. These were made for a few years in very limited numbers and haven't been made for a long time. They used to retail for £195 !

    A repro of the first para smock in use by British Airborne Forces and a direct copy of the type used by the Luftwaffe early in the war.

    This is basicaly a pair of coveralls with the legs cut off. A long metal zipper. It even has the internal storm cuffs and side access zippers of the German smock. Press studs on the thighs to toghten the legs to stop the wind billowing up the smock. Although with the harness on, it's hard to imagine how the wind would get above the legs straps !

    It is made fro the same material as teh Denisons subsequently were made of.












    Available for trade.

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    Post by Albano on Sat May 19, 2012 1:24 pm

    Hi Dave

    Didn't know that UK made a copy of the german knochensack Shocked

    Always learning Wink

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    Post by Bury_Dave on Sat May 19, 2012 1:53 pm

    Posts 3 and 12 in this thread Albano.

    http://iacmc.forumotion.com/t6244-59-77-pattern-para-smocks





    Even had side lacing boots and knee pads like the Germans too.


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    Post by Albano on Sat May 19, 2012 2:09 pm

    Bury_Dave wrote:
    Even had side lacing boots and knee pads like the Germans too.


    It makes sense regarding that in 40-41 UK military add to be re-built from scratch and had to make due with what they have. So had no time to wait for new gear and uniform drawing. Same happened with the germans at late war (just thinking on MP 3008)

    Best regards and thanks for the thread tip Dave

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    Post by bravo_2_zero on Sat May 19, 2012 6:43 pm

    Is that a 9mm is your pocket or your happy to see me ?

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    Post by Gulf91 on Sun May 20, 2012 5:14 am

    Nice smock made by Pegasus Militaria,i have the matching Sorbo Jump helmet.

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    Post by kammo-man on Tue May 22, 2012 1:12 pm

    There was a real one at the West Coast Historical show a few weeks ago ........I got to play with it for a while .


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    Post by Bury_Dave on Sun May 27, 2012 1:05 pm

    Nice Owen. Get any photos ?

    Mine no longer up for trade. Sold on eBay for £150 within an hour of listing it Shocked Started for £75 the buyer took the BIN

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    Post by kammo-man on Tue May 29, 2012 1:03 pm

    George Petersen got some for a book project though !



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