Soviet MVD lightweight 'tropical' set

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    Re: Soviet MVD lightweight 'tropical' set

    Post by koalorka on Wed May 23, 2012 9:34 am

    These are really exotic-looking uniforms. Are there any photos of these in use with MVD personnel?
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    Re: Soviet MVD lightweight 'tropical' set

    Post by Martin on Wed May 23, 2012 9:56 am

    There are some photos in Desmond's excellent book.
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    Re: Soviet MVD lightweight 'tropical' set

    Post by vonstuck on Thu May 24, 2012 6:04 pm

    You can see 5 variants in my website
    http://vonstuckcamouflage.free.fr/USSR.php
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    Re: Soviet MVD lightweight 'tropical' set

    Post by koalorka on Thu May 24, 2012 10:56 pm

    Excellent collection there Gilles. It appears one of the tropical uniforms has one more colour included into the pattern. I've never seen that one. Desmond identified only four.
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    Re: Soviet MVD lightweight 'tropical' set

    Post by CollectinSteve on Fri May 25, 2012 1:01 am

    Wow! I didn't know there were 5 types. The 4 color desert looking set must be very rare.

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    Re: Soviet MVD lightweight 'tropical' set

    Post by shoru on Fri May 25, 2012 7:30 am

    VERY nice items, Gilles!

    I didn't manage to find a single tropical KML yet, though it's first priority on my want-list.

    Congratulations!!
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    Re: Soviet MVD lightweight 'tropical' set

    Post by koalorka on Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:07 pm


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    Re: Soviet MVD lightweight 'tropical' set

    Post by Martin on Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:24 pm

    Cool pic - do you know where it's from?

    I didn't notice until I compared a beret I had to a suit and one was 4 colour the other only 3.
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    Re: Soviet MVD lightweight 'tropical' set

    Post by koalorka on Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:34 pm

    Sadly no, random web search.

    Interesting comment about your find, maybe there isn't a 5th version and it's merely some production deviance?
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    Post by Martin on Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:40 am

    koalorka wrote:Sadly no, random web search.

    Interesting comment about your find, maybe there isn't a 5th version and it's merely some production deviance?

    The beret didn't actually come with the set I got. I had a beret that I got somewhere, then I ended up getting a suit from somewhere, but it was missing the beret, so I thought: no probs, good that I got that lone beret, but then I got it out and noticed it was different... Don't like my chances of getting another beret or suit to complete...

    I think the European pattern one I have is also missing the beret unfortunately...

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    Re: Soviet MVD lightweight 'tropical' set

    Post by Crna Strela on Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:49 pm

    I have some pictures, most of them are from the first chechen war:











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    Re: Soviet MVD lightweight 'tropical' set

    Post by koalorka on Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:07 am

    Superb! Is it possible to identify any units or service branches from these photos?
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    Re: Soviet MVD lightweight 'tropical' set

    Post by Crna Strela on Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:15 am

    Yes, the last picture show soldiers of the special team Rus' (MVD), deactivated in 2008.
    I'm not sure about the other photos...but surely they are MVD troops. All pictures are from first chechen war.
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    Re: Soviet MVD lightweight 'tropical' set

    Post by Martin on Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:08 am

    http://www.camouniforms.net/index.php/forum/57-russia/114-tropical-klmk#114
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    Post by filupe on Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:52 pm

    zvez wrote:You know that suit in the top is very similar to the old desert 1 pc I sold (it went to J. Borsarello who we all know and was featured in his book). It's the only one I ever saw. Was  neat piece no telling where it is now.

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    It's on EBay ... seller's in Poland.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/SOVIET-RUSSIAN-UNIFORM-CAMOUFLAGE-SUIT-OVERALLS-1954-DESERT-CAMO-MASK-FACE-/191043441171?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c7b139213

    Sgt.P ... here's your chance!!!
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    Re: Soviet MVD lightweight 'tropical' set

    Post by shoru on Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:12 pm

    I bet he didn't pay that money when he bought it ...  Laughing 

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    Re: Soviet MVD lightweight 'tropical' set

    Post by zvez on Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:51 pm

    incredible! It's in better shape than the one I had. To put it in reference I think I sold it to Borsarello for $750 all those years ago (20 maybe?) so it's probably not that far out of line the price he has now.

    The guy selling it has a link to his website, he's got a couple books he's done on sov. uniforms. http://soviet.com.pl/

    Also, I remember back in the 80s when plain klmk one piece (my fav sov camo ever) were going for around a grand and the para berets around $150!!




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    zvez wrote:You know that suit in the top is very similar to the old desert 1 pc I sold (it went to J. Borsarello who we all know and was featured in his book). It's the only one I ever saw. Was  neat piece no telling where it is now.

    Chris

    It's on EBay ... seller's in Poland.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/SOVIET-RUSSIAN-UNIFORM-CAMOUFLAGE-SUIT-OVERALLS-1954-DESERT-CAMO-MASK-FACE-/191043441171?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c7b139213

    Sgt.P ... here's your chance!!!
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    Re: Soviet MVD lightweight 'tropical' set

    Post by Martin on Sat Aug 08, 2015 5:31 pm

    I made a surprising discovery regarding the PMK - check out the factory tag on this 1953 dated TTsMK coverall:

    http://camouniforms.net/index.php/eastern-europe/ussr/ttsmk-pattern/1135-1953-ttsmk-pattern-coverall


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