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    Portuguese gear colection

    Post by PedroPato on Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:22 am

    Here its my portuguese combat gear colection, I will post one item for message.
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    Post by PedroPato on Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:36 am

    Portuguese M940-63 helmet:





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    Post by PedroPato on Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:42 pm

    Portuguese paratroopers BAR-belt, the suspenders are american made (you can see pictures of Portuguese paratroopers in the war wearing US-marked suspenders):



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    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:11 am

    Thanks for the pictures! Field equipment from Portugal is rarely seen clearly identified, if at all.

    Are the helmets hard to find in Portugal? How about other older equipment?

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    Post by PedroPato on Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:00 am

    From time to time I find helmets and M64 combat gear (the one used in the Ultramar War), its becoming rarer and more expensive as time passes. When I was a child almost every adult male had lots of uniforms and combat gear at home but most was destroyed since it was hard used in construction, hunting and fishing.

    Next Saturday I'm going in a trip just to find some rarer items.
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    Post by PedroPato on Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:08 am

    M64 magazine pouches from the second model, these appeared in the seventies and were used in the Ultramar War:

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    Post by PedroPato on Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:47 pm

    Here its my only M64 double magazine pouch with this kind of closure. Its the first model side by side with the second model:


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    Post by PedroPato on Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:06 pm

    Portuguese M64 large pack:







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    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:34 pm

    I am not surprised items are getting hard to find. Here in the US it is the same story, though of course the size of our military means there is a lot of stuff still available. Many items probably were used for hunting, construction, etc.

    I am surprised to see snaps for the closures of the magazine pouches. Most nations, it seems, were using similar methods like the 2nd Model. Snaps generally suck Wink

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    Post by PedroPato on Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:19 pm

    I think the clips were adopted as economy measure.

    Here its my M64 haversack:





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    Post by PedroPato on Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:17 pm

    Two models of M64 canteen and covers:





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    Post by PedroPato on Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:17 pm

    Here its a M64 Dilagrama pouch (Dilagrama its a rifle-grenade device):





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    Post by PedroPato on Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:52 pm

    M64 double grenade pouch:



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    Post by PedroPato on Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:01 pm

    My M64 straps canteen carrier with canteen, usually issued to troops carrying more than one canteen since it was cheaper to produce and the men only needed one canteen cup:


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    Post by PedroPato on Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:47 pm

    Another m/940-63 helmet, this was my first helmet:



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    Post by PedroPato on Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:17 pm

    Here you can see the most common orders for the M64 webbing.

    1) Complete M64 (rarely used):
    - 1 combat belt
    - 1 H-harness
    - 1 double grenade pouch
    - 1 canteen and carrier
    - 2 double magazine pouches
    - 1 large pack
    - 1 haversack


    You can see the strange method of mounting the haversack at the front since the magazine pouches were mostly used in the kidneys, the large pack was mounted at the back and the canteen and grenade pouch at the sides.


    2. Usual orders
    - 1 combat belt
    - 1 H-harness
    - 1 double grenade pouch
    - 1 canteen and carrier
    - 2 double magazine pouches
    - 1 large pack or 1 haversack









    3. Combat order
    - 1 combat belt
    - 1 H-harness
    - 1 double grenade pouch
    - 1 canteen and carrier
    - 2 double magazine pouches
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    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:39 am

    PedroPato wrote:Portuguese M940-63 helmet:







    Fantastic helmet Pedro, the Riddell style liner is interesting ,as is the chinstrap arrangement, the plastic OG chin cup reminds me of the Spanish Para M1 style, I would like to add one of these to my own collection day,many thanks for sharing!
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    Post by PedroPato on Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:56 pm

    If you want I can try to find one for you.
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    Re: Portuguese gear colection

    Post by PedroPato on Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:19 am

    My recent acquisition, a mint early type M64 canteen, cup and cover! This was the most used model during the Ultramar War.



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    Post by PedroPato on Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:14 pm

    My new mint M64 later type canteen, cup and cover:



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    Post by PedroPato on Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:01 am

    After years of search finally I got the pair completed! Early type M64 magazine pouches:

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    Post by PedroPato on Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:13 pm

    One of my birthday presents this year, the current issue Portuguese Army combat vest!



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    Re: Portuguese gear colection

    Post by PedroPato on Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:48 am

    My Portuguese M/964 OTAN Steel Helmet, I only have the steel pot but I'm trying to find the plastic helmet that goes inside. This was an almost copy of the French M51 OTAN Steel Helmet. It wasn't deployed to Africa in large numbers because since it was NATO materiel it could not be used in the war.

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    Post by drmatz on Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:04 pm

    very impressive and beautiful great job


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    Post by PedroPato on Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:43 pm

    Tanks!

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