Sahariana 70s

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    jose ramon
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    Sahariana 70s

    Post by jose ramon on Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:49 pm

    Hello:
    I am not very versed in spanish uniforms.
    I just found this sahariana from the 70s. One thing that struck me is the similarity with the US BDUs and soviet afgankas from the 80s, therefore, is a design ahead of its time.
    Maybe I'm totally wrong, wrong army, wrong era, so: Can you identify it?
    Thanks in advance.
    JR







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    Re: Sahariana 70s

    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:15 pm

    I've only seen one for sale and it was listed "Paraciadista".  I do not believe that is necessarily true.

    Either way, this is a field jacket and so was probably modeled after the US M-51/M-65 type.  The Spanish have a history of using other country's designs to influence their own.

    I did find one picture of this on my hard drive.  Fortunately I also saved the link where I found it (and it is still active):



    http://www.sahara-mili.net/person/aahh.htm

    The main thing to look for is big lower pockets. The standard uniform jacket has no lower pockets.

    Steve

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    Re: Sahariana 70s

    Post by Solideo on Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:46 am

    That design, as I told you in other forums have many simility with Spanish Legion patterns I have in my collection.

    Looks quite similar to old Legion Parkas used in 70´s and also in very early 80´s.

    The thind clothe it´s made in makes me think in a typical use for warm-hot Sahara just the use Legion had in 70´s and probably for daily use (Legion had it´s light green sarga uniform and used parkas only when nite came, windy storms, etc)

    I cannot determinate the unit it comes from but I will put a testicle in a closing door  What a Face  (joking) its a Spanish Sahara pattern for sure.

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    Re: Sahariana 70s

    Post by jose ramon on Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:16 am

    jajaja  affraid 
    Thanks Juan, Thanks Steve!
    I am very happy with this jacket.
    Now, I am searching for pics.
    Thanks
    JR

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