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    Guatemalan "Noodle" Camouflage

    TennoHeikaNate
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    Post by TennoHeikaNate Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:25 am

    I've got a couple things in this Guatemalan made copy of the South Korean "Noodle/Waves" pattern.
    First up is a pair of simple trousers. Two patch hand pockets, and one patch rear pocket.
    No pleats, no ties, no cargos, no reinforcements, and simple belt loops.
    No markings besides a very tiny, worn size tab sewn onto one of the belt loops.

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    Secondly, and more recently, I came across this boonie/bush hat in the pattern. It's a very unique construction.
    It has a strap that runs inside and out of the headband area that is snap adjustable in the back, and has snap-up sides as well as a chin cord.
    No markings of any kind to be found.

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    Enjoy!

    Reference photos below. These were quite hard to find, and I apologize for some of the less tasteful nature of some of the photos, but they were all I could find.
    I'm also including some photos I found of different camouflage patterns and uniforms from around the same time period, including some ERDL/Woodland and Duck Hunter type patterns.


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    -Nate

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    Post by Camo-collector1951 Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:27 am

    SOME GREAT PICTURES THERE, PITY IT'S SUCH A POOR COUNTRY.
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    Post by TennoHeikaNate Fri Jan 06, 2023 6:53 pm

    Little update here, some new pics of the boonie and trousers, and I recently picked up an ROK export noodle shirt.
    It is not explicitly labeled for the Guatemalan army, but is of one of the same types exported there, however from period photos I have seen
    at least three different cuts of noodle shirt and two of trousers in use with Guatemalan forces in the 80's.
    This shirt actually came out of France, and is the same cut as one seen in a photo posted by Vonstuck worn by a Chad soldiers in '83, so it
    may have actually come out of there. Additionally, I think this same cut shirt was also worn by Peru.
    Reading some posts of Guatemalan veterans of the Kaibiles on FB, I found many of them referred to this uniform as "Chipilin", a legume
    commonly found in Central America.


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    And some more reference pics. I threw a few duck hunter/leaf/woodland pics in there but mostly just the Chipilin uniform.
    I do have more of other types of uniforms from the 80's if anyone would like to see them.

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    Enjoy!
    -Nate

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    Post by Camonut314 Fri Jan 06, 2023 7:15 pm

    As always, lovely uniform and fantastic suite of reference pics! I love the mix of US and Israeli webbing, especially the ones showing the UZI mag pouches for use with the M1/M2 carbines!

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    Post by TennoHeikaNate Fri Jan 06, 2023 8:16 pm

    Thanks camonut, I also thought their webbing setups were pretty unique, the Israeli and US webbing actually seems to compliment each other quite well!
    I think some of the LBV/rigs in some of the pics are also Israeli but I'm not super familiar with all the old IDF gear.
    Funny you also noticed the Uzi pouch, that one also caught my eye as I was admiring the carbine. I've got a couple Uzi pouches, one canvas and one nylon I'll post in an IDF thread sometime.
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    Post by Camonut314 Fri Jan 06, 2023 9:27 pm

    It's actually not too much of a surprise that the IDF and US web gear mesh up- they were designed that way, so that the Israelis could make use of the tons and tons of surplus they were given. The vest models are indeed also Israel, a couple of variations of the infamous "Ephod" vest (I should post some pictures of my small collection one of these days), which was adopted/copied by a plethora of countries (and a particular copy, the LBT 1195, which was popular with the US Navy SEALs made London Bridge Trading company a household name in tactical gear).

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    Post by filupe Wed Jan 11, 2023 6:55 am

    Great pics! A treasure trove of Guat military pics. Thanks very much for sharing!

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