French Félin T-4 New Generation Uniform

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    JYN
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    French Félin T-4 New Generation Uniform

    Post by JYN on Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:40 pm

    Hello,

    I am posting the FELIN T-4 uniform in his winter version which is also named Tenue de Combat Nouvelle Génération. This example has been produced by LEO MINOR.

    Based to first RetEx from OMLTs by 2008, the FELIN T-3 was born and then in February and March 2009, further to veterans experiences at their return from the conflict (RetEx program) the SCA (Service du Comissariat des Armées) launched the production of a new generation uniform, the T-4.

    At the end of June 2010, the production of the T-4 was launched. The goal was to produce 365 000 pair of trousers and 265 000 vests. Considering a Ministry of Defence note... I seems that the next production will be made in ripstop. I guess, they still have plenty of F-2 rolls of cloth to spend before producing a new version.

    They were supposed to be supplied to troops at late January 2011 and T-4 are actually worn in Afghanistan.

    Comparing to the T-3, the FELIN T-4, the new generation combat uniform of the French Army is supposed to be more comfortable for the soldier. The uniform is anti-mosquito treated as written on the vest' tag.

    Few modifications were brought to make it more adaptable to gears.

    For example, on the vest, the two upper chest cargo pockets and the buttons by the front opening zipper have been removed because it impossible to reach your pockets with the frag and the canadian type buttons were hurting when you are wearing the armor chest harness. The traditional two frontal inside zippered pockets where moved on each border sides of the vest too. Two forearm pockets instead of one. One elastic band inside the vest. Two army green adjustable straps on both arms to adjust the protection elbows pads.

    The pair of trousers is also having few modifications too. Zippers at the bottom of the legs. Two tourniquets on both thighs. As for the vest, cargo pockets are bigger and velcro have been fixed to them (probably for the Black & Red Cross patch for the first-aid) and have additional inserts inside. Two army green adjustable straps on both legs to adjust the protection knees pads.

    A hood is completing the set (missing on this example). Buttoned instead of zipped on the collar of the vest.

    Hope, I make this presentation of the new generation combat uniform of the french army understandable.

    Jean-Yves

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    Re: French Félin T-4 New Generation Uniform

    Post by fourtycoats on Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:53 pm

    Nice presentation Jean-Yves.

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    Re: French Félin T-4 New Generation Uniform

    Post by JYN on Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:00 pm

    Cheers !

    Photos in action.




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    Re: French Félin T-4 New Generation Uniform

    Post by sh4pak on Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:26 pm

    Fabulous, and super sci-fi. Thanks for posting.

    --D.

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    Re: French Félin T-4 New Generation Uniform

    Post by loski on Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:46 am

    OOHHHHH I want some

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    Re: French Félin T-4 New Generation Uniform

    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:33 pm

    Agreed on all counts,great example JY.

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    Re: French Félin T-4 New Generation Uniform

    Post by JYN on Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:14 pm

    Thank you.

    As it his a recent purchased, I am still studying it and I just discover this major innovation concerning the fly.

    Don't know really if it is a french idea or it has been done before ?§

    JYN


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    Re: French Félin T-4 New Generation Uniform

    Post by JYN on Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:49 pm

    Hello,

    Few things I want to add to this thread :

    Both elbow and knee pads for the Félin pockets which are fixed on the jacket and the pair of trousers.

    Elbow pads are made by GROUPE SAGAERT
    Knee pads are made by TIGRE



    Différences between T-3 and T-A Hoods

    The T-3 is fixed to the jacket with a zipper.
    The T-4 is fixed with to the jacket with buttons and three straps are here to roll it up and fix it on the collar



    T-3 and T-4 suspenders


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    Re: French Félin T-4 New Generation Uniform

    Post by fourtycoats on Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:12 pm

    Can Jean Yves or any one else publish here a list of the sizes used on the Felin uniforms. I have a T4 jacket and am looking for the matching pants. Some vendors show the dimensions but some only state the French arny sizes such a Veste 3C or Pantalon 4M

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    Re: French Félin T-4 New Generation Uniform

    Post by JYN on Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:43 pm

    Hello,

    Hope it is what you are looking for ?

    JYN


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    Re: French Félin T-4 New Generation Uniform

    Post by fourtycoats on Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:48 pm

    Merci JV, that is exactly what I wanted.

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    Operation Serval in Mali--new FELIN suit

    Post by fourtycoats on Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:06 am

    I thought I would share with you, some observations on the new FELIN suit issued to some French troops on Operatione Serval in Mali. I just acquired this suit and am very pleased with the design and construction, It shows clear design influences from the Arktis range so I am showing some comparisons. First some photos of the smock, shirt and pants. There is also a UBACS issued but I do not have that.

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    The pants shown below have the biggest knee pads I have seen built into a combat pants.

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    Next some photos showing the new Felin suit compared with the Arktis hot weather suit and pants. Note that the overall design is nearly identical.  Both pants use the cross over waist fastening design pioneered in the British jungle trousers. The French version is on the left in these photos.

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    The shirts use the same pocket design, with a zipped inner pocket behind the buttoned pocket. They use the Canadian slotted buttons and have a 2 piece back with mesh vents to keep the insects out.
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    Re: French Félin T-4 New Generation Uniform

    Post by drmatz on Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:42 pm

    very beautiful, thanks for sharing Sean.
    Regarding the fly, i've seeing the same thing in pilot uniforms and overalls...

    I have a full set on the temperate CE pattern and is one of my favorite uniforms ever, the construction is just superb, i use on a regular basis. Such a improvement over their previous uniform cut...

    This is the first i've seeing on the desert pattern... now i need one Smile

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    Re: French Félin T-4 New Generation Uniform

    Post by jimmyduncan23 on Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:52 pm

    Nice thanks for putting it up, I like the new French uniform felin 3 or 4 looks a lot better than the older cuts and a lot more practical for usage from a soldiers point of view

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