Unknown pattern/zelt

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    leopard2a5nl
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    Unknown pattern/zelt

    Post by leopard2a5nl on Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:46 pm

    Hi all,

    Some might recognise the pattern because it's in one Borsarello's books. He writes that pattern is East German but there's no proof at all. There are also claims that this pattern is Spanish because the Zelt is in the same cut as some Spanish zelts. Is there anyone with some new info?





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    Martin
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    Re: Unknown pattern/zelt

    Post by Martin on Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:32 pm

    I think this was concluded somewhere to be Spanish, but i cant find the thread...

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    Re: Unknown pattern/zelt

    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:38 pm

    Yes, we have had several discussions about this over the years since many of us have one.

    It is supposedly East German, according to Borasrello. But he's not a great primary source of information about such things, therefore I think this can be dismissed.

    The design is absolutely Spanish. It has been in use since the 1960s through today. I know of no other country that uses this design.

    This is absolutely not a Spanish camouflage pattern. Likewise, all of their zelts are either cotton or thin nylon. I've never seen fabric like this item for any country's rain gear. With good reason too Wink

    I have never seen a used example, only brand new ones. And there's plenty of them around, not just one or two. If these were made on speculation of landing a Spanish Army contract, why make so many? Why aren't other items made of this cloth, which is a common thing when there's leftover cloth?

    In conclusion, I am sure this isn't DDR or Spanish. I don't think it is tied to any military at all, at least not officially. But I have no idea what it is.

    Steve


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    Re: Unknown pattern/zelt

    Post by leopard2a5nl on Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:45 pm

    Thanks guys!

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