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    Afghan or ?

    Post by jimmyduncan23 on Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:08 pm


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    Re: Afghan or ?

    Post by CollectinSteve on Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:58 pm

    I've seen no pictures of the "Chinese style" uniform used in Afghanistan. The few pictures where I can see details show a more-or-less BDU style uniform. However, I'd be shocked if the the cloth is not leftover from Northern Alliance contracts. At least the early PLA style uniforms. I've seen lighter variants since, some manufactured for ROTHCO, that probably were made long after the pattern was out of use in Afghanistan.

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    Re: Afghan or ?

    Post by jimmyduncan23 on Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:05 am

    It has an chinese makers stamp on the inside does that help?like russian and the chinese stamps not tags

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    Re: Afghan or ?

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:32 pm

    Yup, that's the type that was quite common for a while. I've got one and probably had 2 others float through my hands. It's unclear if these Chinese versions existed first and the Northern Alliance (and later Mozambique) bought into it. Check this post out:

    http://iacmc.forumotion.com/t7315-mozambique-camo-uniforms-for-sell

    Since it's much cheaper to purchase uniforms using a camo pattern already printed, rather than a custom job, I'd guess the Chinese made stuff for the commercial market first. That would mean the progression could be Chinese "fantasy camo", then Northern Alliance, then the ROTHCO "Harley" sets, then Mozambique.

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