Please help me identify these trousers.

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    Please help me identify these trousers.

    Post by Easy Gee on Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:24 am

    Hi all, I found these in one of my storage boxes, and I have no idea what nation they originate from ???

    All the pockets are velcroed, the waist has little adjustment tabs and the bottoms are elasticated,Having searched the web to no avail, I would greatly appreciate any assistance to id these,thanks for looking. Gary.








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    Post by ripcord on Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:47 am

    Spanish ????

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    Post by Easy Gee on Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:38 pm

    ripcord wrote:Spanish ????

    rip....

    Excellent quick reply rip,many thanks I will check this out Cool 

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    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:01 pm

    Absolutely Spanish Very Happy

    I'm a little unsure about the variants, as there are a couple in this color, but I think this is a standard mid 1980s piece just before going to camouflage (~1986)

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    Post by Easy Gee on Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:00 pm

    CollectinSteve wrote:Absolutely Spanish Very Happy

    I'm a little unsure about the variants, as there are a couple in this color, but I think this is a standard mid 1980s piece just before going to camouflage (~1986)

    Steve

    Thank you Steve for the confirmation, I did a bit of searching this afternoon, and found a pair online classed as M-68, really not sure one way or the other, but mid 80's is cool, as I have a Spanish OTAN jacket which I might be able to match these trousers too.

    Great input and information rip and steve, cheers fella's Very Happy 

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    Post by bravo_2_zero on Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:55 pm

    The amazing spanish disintegrating trousers, I a pair from Altea market in camo but same cut and they fell apart with in a week on simple non combat wear. The reinforced butt came apart and looked liked I was getting rear ended by a huge gay moth !!!!

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    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:57 pm

    Yeah, the stitch quality wasn't the best sometimes Very Happy

    Yup, M-68.  The earlier ones were nicknamed "Garbanzo" because of their color being similar to the bean.  At some point the color became more olive, but I don't know when.  In 1984 the uniform changed to what they call "OTAN" (NATO).  Similar in style, though distinctly different.  The easiest one to notice is the buttons are hidden on the leg pockets instead of exposed.  The color is similar to yours.

    Soldiers very often replaced the buttons on M-68 uniforms with velcro.  I haven't seen the fly of trousers done before, though.  Usually it's the pocket flaps and the shirt front.

    There is also a version specific for Paraciadistas (Airborne) for parade use. And another one which I think might also be Paraciadista parade, but earlier.

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