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    Post by filupe on Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:45 am

    New Zealand assault vest - current use

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    Post by Grim Reaper on Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:00 pm

    Great assault vest and webbing there
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    Post by Camo_fiend on Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:51 pm

    I want the NZ DPM PLCE! Nice finds.


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    Post by 2/1RNZIR on Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:39 am

    Very nice sets of webbing you have there, both are the first patterns of DPM webbing when it replaced the Vietnam type green canvas webb gear in around 1999-2001 and is the correct type used for the 1999 - 2001 East Timor deployments and onwards, when I get a bit more sparetime I'll post some pics showing the difference from the 1st type and the current stuff.
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    Post by 2/1kiwi on Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:36 pm

    Some more of NZDF Webbing
    Top, modified custom webbing in use mid to late 90s before the new belt order.
    Center, Latest issue belt order.
    Bottom, Timor issue with 2 new mag pouches.

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    mix of both types of webbing
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    New ALICE highly Modified(my pack)
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    Latest Modular Vest
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    Would consider trades for the Old Alice, loose webbing, Modular vest, Modified belt order and I have a new alice but the claymore pouch on top is missing.

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    Post by KiwiWarrior1994 on Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:56 pm

    DId the NZ army ever use the British Type 1858 webbing set? just a random question because I am debating weather to post sa picture of my webbing set .
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    Post by onward288 on Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:13 pm

    Na mate never issue just 37 and 44 patt as far as i know. I used a highly modified set in the early 90s for a while.
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    Post by filupe on Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:30 pm

    KiwiWarrior1994 wrote:DId the NZ army ever use the British Type 1858 webbing set? just a random question because I am debating weather to post sa picture of my webbing set .

    I'm presuming you actually mean Pattern 1958 webbing. As far as I know it was never issued to NZ forces (or Australian forces for that matter) but individual items or whole webbing sets may have been utilised by individual soldiers to supplement or replace their own issued webbing. I, myself, wore some Patt. 58 items in the early 80's as it was superior (in my opinion) to the Australian webbing I was issued with at the time.

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    Impressive selection of NZ webbing variants you have there! Just a question on the chest rig in your last set of photos ... although it looks very similar to the Brit issue chest rig, is that NZ manufactured? As NZ and UK DPM look somewhat similar - what's the official army policy on wearing Brit gear? Is Brit gear regarded as more 'ally' then NZ items? Has any NZ'er ever turned up wearing solely Brit issue uniform and webbing?
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    Post by onward288 on Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:43 pm

    Hey mate cheers its a NZSAS chest rig and yes once Soldier 95 rigs and webbing came out most of the more Ally guys used them with tropical brit uniforms especially SAS and Recon patrols i was once called the Kiwi long looker by the CO of 1 RNZIR while doing Swift Eagle 96 as i had Brit tropicals a Arktis chest rig and a PLCE bergen. Officially it has been NZ only for a number of years but has only recently been enforced.
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    Post by 2/1kiwi on Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:27 am

    as above, but Brit smocks are worn all the time, just depends on the unit.
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    Post by Delta 66 on Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:43 am

    Hi sorry to necro post, but is that one of the old Squires DPM vests??

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    I have picked one up that is very similar. Do you know when they were used?

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    Post by onward288 on Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:41 pm

    Yep first ones before he got Brit dpm material i used one in the early 90s and it was light years ahead of what we had at the time used also by Infantry recon and QAMR(armoured).
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    Post by Delta 66 on Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:47 pm

    onward288 wrote:Yep first ones before he got Brit dpm material i used one in the early 90s and it was light years ahead of what we had at the time used also by Infantry recon and QAMR(armoured).

    Yeah, it is a nicely made bit of kit.

    Were these used in Timor or were they already phased out by that stage?
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    Post by onward288 on Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:10 pm

    Gone by then only private purchase before 99 ive seen them used in Bosnia in 94-95 Squires had majorly upped their game by 96 and their vests were and are as good as any of the Brit ones available at the time.
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    Post by KiwiWarrior1994 on Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:53 am

    filupe wrote:
    KiwiWarrior1994 wrote:DId the NZ army ever use the British Type 1858 webbing set? just a random question because I am debating weather to post sa picture of my webbing set .

    I'm presuming you actually mean Pattern 1958 webbing. As far as I know it was never issued to NZ forces (or Australian forces for that matter) but individual items or whole webbing sets may have been utilised by individual soldiers to supplement or replace their own issued webbing. I, myself, wore some Patt. 58 items in the early 80's as it was superior (in my opinion) to the Australian webbing I was issued with at the time.

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    Impressive selection of NZ webbing variants you have there! Just a question on the chest rig in your last set of photos ... although it looks very similar to the Brit issue chest rig, is that NZ manufactured? As NZ and UK DPM look somewhat similar - what's the official army policy on wearing Brit gear? Is Brit gear regarded as more 'ally' then NZ items? Has any NZ'er ever turned up wearing solely Brit issue uniform and webbing?

    Yeh i ment 1958 LOL sorry for the type muckup
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    Post by KiwiWarrior1994 on Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:55 am

    I have managed to get hold of some Belt order Webbing I might be able to post up a photo . I think its 2003 issue and is in good condition I use it for airsoft most comfortable webbing set iv used , also I have had a look at PLCE is there any differance in the layout of PLCE and NZ Belt order because it looks the same to me I dont know if its just me but yeh .
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    Post by Sonicjoe on Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:53 pm

    Any idea what these were used for?
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    Post by 2/1RNZIR on Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:24 pm

    It's used primary for Armoured/vehicle crewman in tight spaces like the turret etc........ Commonly called "Tankie Bra's" to carry the bare minimum essentials - 1 or 2 IW mags a P226 mag and what not. Also worn by gear queers who can get their hands on them.

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