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    Re: Mylle's Austrian Stuff

    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:34 pm

    I suspect some of the parkas got shortened for use by reservists and OPFOR after they ceased being used by the regular Bundesheer.

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    Post by mylle on Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:12 pm

    Youre right. Reservists used it till the late 90ies and of course its used  today
    for OPFOR, some snipers use it too.


    http://www.bundesheer.at/archiv/a2004/2610/vollbild/heldenplatz_2510_07.jpg

    http://www.bundesheer.at/sk/portraets/galerie/vollbild/hasikic3.jpg
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    Post by austromunga on Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:35 pm

    Great links Alex!!!  in the first one is that sniper wearing an M59 Panzerjakie with a fixed hood over the m43 style unofficial cap.. with cockade  !!!! cyclops
    also I see a zip on the spotter's KAZ!!!!
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    Re: Mylle's Austrian Stuff

    Post by mylle on Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:06 pm

    Not really my focus but still interesting. White fieldbelt used by MP and military music corps:



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    Re: Mylle's Austrian Stuff

    Post by Wolverine on Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:38 pm

    Neat belt - are there any white accessories that go with it? Holster?
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    Post by mylle on Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:24 pm

    Yes there is for example a holster for the Glock and some shoulder strap and a white bag for the musicians.
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    Post by austromunga on Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:13 pm

    Here's my White leather Musicians bag.. for the sheet music "cards"..
    this one is the early type HBA dated 1967 made by Stolla Wien...






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    Re: Mylle's Austrian Stuff

    Post by Wolverine on Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:56 pm

    That is not something you see everyday...
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    Re: Mylle's Austrian Stuff

    Post by mylle on Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:16 pm

    Well, I know a few guys who painted them black...... affraid
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    Re: Mylle's Austrian Stuff

    Post by Philip on Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:14 pm

    I got issued some black ones. Never needed them so far. Hope it will stay like that.

    Wolverine wrote:That is not something you see everyday...
    Depends on where you live Wink

    Dealing with Austrian stuff 5 days a week, it mostly bores the hell outta me.

    But the next few years should bring nice new stuff Wink We'll see...



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    Re: Mylle's Austrian Stuff

    Post by mylle on Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:55 pm

    Just found a nice super mint medic canteen carrier with strap.





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    Re: Mylle's Austrian Stuff

    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:43 am

    I missed the white belt and accessories posts until now. Awesome Smile I have some BW and DDR white stuff. Painting them black would make me sad!

    Nice find with the medic's canteen. I know they aren't that easy to find.

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    Re: Mylle's Austrian Stuff

    Post by mylle on Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:56 pm

    Just found this unusal custom tailored vest, parts are made from a sleeping bag.
    I have no idea for what purpose it was ment....











    It is well made and no quick sloppy work.
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    Re: Mylle's Austrian Stuff

    Post by mylle on Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:07 pm

    Also got these gaiters. The frontside nearly looks like its made of some kind of reflecting
    material....If someone is interested in a pair, I have some left which I'm selling for a friend.







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    Post by austromunga on Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:39 pm

    WOW COOL Austrian stuff Alex!! would the Vest be used for pioneer troops perhaps??..
    I have seen photos of Austrian soldiers disembarking from a fast attack boat..that seem to be wearing an odd looking vest!!!???

    and I please count me in for a set of those weird and wonderful gaiters traffic control perhaps!!???!! Wink Cool Cool
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    Re: Mylle's Austrian Stuff

    Post by mylle on Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:43 pm

    I was also thinking about some pioneer vest..Or somthing similar.. Swimming vest?
    Your pair of gaiters is of course already set aside. Wink
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    Re: Mylle's Austrian Stuff

    Post by austromunga on Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:53 pm

    Thanks Alex!!!!
    would the pockets hold some form of floatation devices??
    or are they only on the front......

    if that's the case.....an armoured troops compact battle vest with pouches for SMG mags!!????
    a cool thing for sure!!...now what could I offer you for trade!!????..oh was I typing out loud again!!??? Laughing Wink
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    Re: Mylle's Austrian Stuff

    Post by mylle on Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:05 pm

    Hmmm, maybe the pockets are for floatation devices. That's an option. They are also on the backside.
    SMG mags are too short, the pockets are way too long. I would take your Munga for the vest. Cool
    What do you think? Laughing
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    Re: Mylle's Austrian Stuff

    Post by austromunga on Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:39 pm

    sure.. you pay the postage!!!!???lol! don't think they make stamps big enough!! Laughing Rolling Eyes
    mmmm equal 5 pockets front and rear.... floatation devices would work then!! as buoyancy is equalised...
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    Re: Mylle's Austrian Stuff

    Post by CollectinSteve on Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:37 pm

    That is an interesting vest for sure! Looks like someone had a very specific need and had the money to pay someone to satisfy it. I can't think of anything that this thing could be useful for, especially because the cells are on both sides. I don't think it's for flotation because why would they have a thermal padded interior? That would seem to work against floating. But hell if I know what it could be, so that's as good a guess as any Very Happy

    The reflective gaiters are similar to ones I have from Switzerland. My understanding was the Swiss ones were designed for bicycle troops. Safety procedure for night road marches.

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    Re: Mylle's Austrian Stuff

    Post by mylle on Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:35 am

    Maybe I will get some infos about the purpose of this vest in the futre. Maybe its just a tactical
    sausage carrying vest for chairborne troops.
    Strange piece but very interesting.

    Just found this early Austrian canteen bottle, very similar to the early West German ones in OD.













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    Re: Mylle's Austrian Stuff

    Post by Wolverine on Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:13 pm

    That is a very nice canteen set. I have the similar Bundeswehr and South African versions. The manufacturer of your canteen also made M1 type helmets for several armies.
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    Re: Mylle's Austrian Stuff

    Post by mylle on Sun May 28, 2017 2:24 pm

    Finally I found an even better example of this weird canteen bottle in nearly mint condition.
    Interesting that they made it until 1969!









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    Re: Mylle's Austrian Stuff

    Post by ripcord on Sun May 28, 2017 5:10 pm

    Cant say I ever saw one of these ..

    Cool idea to enclose the metal canteen in a cup with folding handles.

    Sure does save some weight..  I like a metal canteen ; always used one in my kit in addition to a plastic one .


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    Re: Mylle's Austrian Stuff

    Post by mylle on Sun May 28, 2017 5:22 pm

    The design is like the german variant pretty unique. But not practical IMHO. They even wrote :,, Take off cover before heating,, on the plastic cover because Soldiers put the whole thing over open fire. Laughing Laughing You can imagine what happened. The later model of the canteen bottle was/is far superior. I have one which is date 1970 btw.
    Also the free handles on the backside must have been stupid during fielduse. Could have caught on things etc.

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