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    Longshaor
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    Size conversion guide

    Post by Longshaor on Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:36 pm

    Hi all,

    Maybe I'm just searching the wrong terms, but I can't find any sort of guide for converting the old, pre-metric, sizing system to the current one. Anyone know where I can find one? Specificly I've seen a couple different claims about what size "Size 4" shirts convert to, and the trouser system seems even more convoluted. ANY help would be greatly appreciated!

    Cheers!

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    Re: Size conversion guide

    Post by lammasulyon on Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:29 am

    I am not sure about pre 70s shirts, but i have several pieces of shirts which says size 4- and always seems to fit the discription of 170/96

    trousers- no idea

    here is a wiki for reference
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_army_combat_smock_sizes

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    Re: Size conversion guide

    Post by Longshaor on Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:13 pm

    Thanks, that was a huge help! I found some annicdotal references to the system for trousers on the HMVF forum, however not enough to put together a list for cross-referencing sizes.

    If anyone has a copy of the August 1986 QM Combat Clothing catologue, I'm told it has the full breakdown in it. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Cheers!

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    Re: Size conversion guide

    Post by Bury_Dave on Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:19 am

    If you're on HMVF then I suggest you ask Steve (WDBikemad). He is the font of much British kit wisdom Smile

    I have a spreadsheet on a stik somewhere that has all the British pre and post NATO sizing as well as British WW2 and US sizings. If only I could find it ..........

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    Re: Size conversion guide

    Post by Longshaor on Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:41 pm

    Thanks, Dave, just got in touch with him!

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