Experimentel 4 tone Desert Sniper Smock??

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    Experimentel 4 tone Desert Sniper Smock??

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:23 pm

    Got this Smock from Field Textiles, states Experimental Desert Camo. The Smock itself is very lightweight, all press studs, knitted cuffs, padded elbows and various pockets...



    Overall smock is a 4 tone Desert pattern



    Shirt has been issued, dont know the TRF? Elbows are padded with pouch above





    Poachers pocket to the rear



    No NSN label in the smock except for this little label



    Field Textiles Label..





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    Re: Experimentel 4 tone Desert Sniper Smock??

    Post by Easy Gee on Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:33 pm

    Very cool departure from standard DPm garments mate,love it!


    What you done to your foot? Smile

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    Re: Experimentel 4 tone Desert Sniper Smock??

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:38 pm

    Thanks Gary...yeah really happy with it...lovely jacket, seems a bit of hybrid smock? Pockets are not to the side like the standard sniper smock. Love the poachers pocket to the rear..errr sorry didn't mean to put my foot in there...snapped my Archilles tendon last night, just a little bit sore!!

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    Re: Experimentel 4 tone Desert Sniper Smock??

    Post by Camo_fiend on Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:59 pm

    Wow, that's a great smock! I like the colours!


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    Re: Experimentel 4 tone Desert Sniper Smock??

    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:14 am

    Wow. That's quite a find. Hang onto that one long enough you might be able to retire in comfort Wink

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    Re: Experimentel 4 tone Desert Sniper Smock??

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:21 am

    Thanks gents...does anybody recognise the TRF? Could it be the 'Rifles'? Had a look on the TRF link above but could not see it...

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    Re: Experimentel 4 tone Desert Sniper Smock??

    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:45 am

    LeeKitchen1975 wrote:Thanks Gary...yeah really happy with it...lovely jacket, seems a bit of hybrid smock? Pockets are not to the side like the standard sniper smock. Love the poachers pocket to the rear..errr sorry didn't mean to put my foot in there...snapped my Archilles tendon last night, just a little bit sore!!


    Hi Lee as before very cool item Mate, and take it easy ,tendons take weeks and weeks to heal,it's quicker for a bone to heal Wink

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    Re: Experimentel 4 tone Desert Sniper Smock??

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:52 am

    Thanks Gary, yep your right, leg is in cast now for 12wks!!

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    Re: Experimentel 4 tone Desert Sniper Smock??

    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:02 am

    LeeKitchen1975 wrote:Thanks Gary, yep your right, leg is in cast now for 12wks!!

    I pulled one in my back 25 years ago, and it still gives me gip now Evil or Very Mad

    Enough of the ailments though, keep the cool DPM coming mate Very Happy

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    Re: Experimentel 4 tone Desert Sniper Smock??

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:07 am

    Cheers buddy....do you know the TRF?

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    Re: Experimentel 4 tone Desert Sniper Smock??

    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:40 pm

    LeeKitchen1975 wrote:Cheers buddy....do you know the TRF?


    Kings Regiment TRF colours,hope this helps Mate Wink

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    Re: Experimentel 4 tone Desert Sniper Smock??

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:41 pm

    Thanks Gary!!!

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    Re: Experimentel 4 tone Desert Sniper Smock??

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:46 pm

    This is not British , its Saudi.

    I have a smock windproof is the exact same print.

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    Re: Experimentel 4 tone Desert Sniper Smock??

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:58 pm




    It may have been used by a squaddie but its not British.

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    Re: Experimentel 4 tone Desert Sniper Smock??

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:03 pm




    This is the super duper killer rare para smock

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    Re: Experimentel 4 tone Desert Sniper Smock??

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:09 pm

    Wow these are awesome!!!! Love both the Windy and the Para smock!! Where did you chaps acquire these????

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    Re: Experimentel 4 tone Desert Sniper Smock??

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:22 pm

    LeeKitchen1975 wrote:Wow these are awesome!!!! Love both the Windy and the Para smock!! Where did you chaps acquire these????

    If you love them then your gonna cream at this !



    Smock, shirt,trousers and helmet cover all British 4 part DPM genuine tagged for contract to Iraq in the early 80's.

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    Re: Experimentel 4 tone Desert Sniper Smock??

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:27 pm

    LeeKitchen1975 wrote:Wow these are awesome!!!! Love both the Windy and the Para smock!! Where did you chaps acquire these????

    Para smock was a £40 blag from eBay , it came on at 99p so I asked if £40 floated their boat and it did. The windproof was £10 buy now on eBay.

    The 4 part set was

    Shirt £15 new
    Trousers £10 new
    Smock £40
    Mkv turtle cover £12

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    Re: Experimentel 4 tone Desert Sniper Smock??

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:29 pm



    Another 4 part smock

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    Re: Experimentel 4 tone Desert Sniper Smock??

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:42 pm

    B20 these are very very nice pieces, very envious!! I presume when you say they were for Iraq, they never went into circulation in British circles I.e issued in small numbers?

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    Re: Experimentel 4 tone Desert Sniper Smock??

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:45 pm

    LeeKitchen1975 wrote:B20 these are very very nice pieces, very envious!! I presume when you say they were for Iraq, they never went into circulation in British circles I.e issued in small numbers?

    They were trialled by paras , there is a picture floating about on this forum of a para sporting an SA80 in the desert para smock,helmet cover and trousers in a kneeling position on some wooden planking next to water.

    As far as I'm aware that's the only proof of actual British wear.

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    Re: Experimentel 4 tone Desert Sniper Smock??

    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:43 am

    Are they using the correct photos or photos of the actual items they are offering for sale on Ebay?

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    Re: Experimentel 4 tone Desert Sniper Smock??

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:01 am

    Sort of, they don't give much away and are a bit of gamble...Field Textiles descriptions could be better also...was a bit of gamble buying the smock but it turned out ok...

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    Re: Experimentel 4 tone Desert Sniper Smock??

    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:29 am

    Thanks Lee,reason I asked is just had a quick look and most of what they describe as experimental the pics look like regular items.

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    Re: Experimentel 4 tone Desert Sniper Smock??

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:04 am

    Yep your right Gulf, I think somebody wears the item and then they photoshop them out, problem is, they only have one pic of the item so it's hard to see what differences there are. There are a number of Desert prototype windproofs on the site at the moment but on first glance there seems to be very little difference to the issued items. The prices are high for some of the smocks which I can't justify also...

    The discription they write also does not give anything away as well!!

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