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    ROKA M81 BDU

    ripcord
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    Post by ripcord on Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:50 pm

    Got this from Evin a few days ago.

    It is a US made , '91 dated, early Hot weather ( ripstop ) South Korean  BDU blouse which has some interesting insignia; particularly, the "Joint Security Area , Panmunjom " rocker .




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    Post by romeomike on Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:21 am

    Please post the other ROK m81 with the darker violet/pink/maroon shade if u have one.

    Otherwise.. nice grab ripcord!
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    Post by ripcord on Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:54 pm

    This is  a US made M81 woodland uniform ; I believe M81s with different coloration are Korean made uniforms.  There were quite a few different shades, IIRC..


    Earlier I referred to the blouse as a '91 contract, but it really is an early and scarce version of first ripstop M81s ever produced.  Early ripstop M81s were made of 100% cotton and produced briefly in mid '80s because of the need for  lighter weight M81 uniforms to be used in tropical environments .   They were  quickly replaced with 50% cotton, 50% nylon in the '90s because the 100% cotton uniforms wore out very quickly.


    Trousers have a 1986 contract number while the blouse has a 1987 contract numbers.



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    Post by Camonut314 on Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:19 pm

    Nice!

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