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    Soldier of Fortune magazine 1982

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    Post by ripcord Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:37 pm

    These photos are partly responsible for my Spanish amoeba addiction, but it would be a couple of years more before I actually acquired a few..
    Smock is an M59 reversible ; the first Spanish camouflage pattern.. Beret is an infantry type .




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    Post by Wolverine Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:56 pm

    Neat photos. Any more that show the webbing?
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    Post by CollectinSteve Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:15 am

    Nice!!  Interesting to see the OD ("OTAN") trousers being worn with the camo jacket.  I don't think that was very common. Also, I'm guessing the beret was worn to impress the SOF readers. As far as I know they were not worn in the field.

    Andrew, the equipment is this type by the looks of it:

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    Post by ripcord Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:29 am

    No other photos of the webbing in the article.

    The article was about the new ( at the time ) CETME squad automatic; basically a scaled down MG3.

    Good complement of '80s web gear, Steve.  Like the beret, it was used to enhance the photo as I dont believe it was used with the M59 uniform.





                                                                                   
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    Post by ripcord Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:39 pm

    Great photo showing canvas type web gear.
    Probably late 60s, early '70s.


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    Post by Wolverine Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:14 am

    Thanks fellas.
    The guy on the right in the photo above really looks to be enjoying the exercise...
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    Post by abefroman Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:09 pm

    Great stuff. been looking for an Amoeba helmet cover for quite some time.
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    Post by BPACII Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:23 pm

    Greetings, the person who appears in the photos is not a true military man, the uniform is a mixture of other uniforms and different times, when the AMELI machine gun was tested (my company was one of them in the 80's) the Spanish Z or M-42 helmet has been out of use for many years, as well as the camouflage jacket he wears, it is clearly a civilian posing for photos.

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    Post by ripcord Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:07 pm

    BPACII wrote:Greetings, the person who appears in the photos is not a true military man, the uniform is a mixture of other uniforms and different times, when the AMELI machine gun was tested (my company was one of them in the 80's) the Spanish Z or M-42 helmet has been out of use for many years, as well as the camouflage jacket he wears, it is clearly a civilian posing for photos.


    Hi Ivan,

    You are correct. The person in the photo is a member of SOF editorial staff. The photos were staged and uniform is incorrect in many ways . A mix of M59 blouse with olive green trousers and incorrect helmet for the time period.
    Article concentrated on the Ameli ; guess they used what they had to give article some colour..


    I'm fairly confident it was the first time most of us saw the M59 pattern.. It certainly was for me.

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