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    "Tantalus" uniform and smock, what were they for exactly?

    michelwijnand
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    Post by michelwijnand Sun Oct 02, 2022 5:45 pm

    Were these uniforms a trial uniform, or maybe for a specific branch/unit?

    As far as I know this stuff consists of these parts but maybe more:
    Smock Combat Windproof Mk2 (Modified)
    Jacket Lightweight Mk2 (Modified)
    Trousers Combat Mk2 (Modified)
    SmockWaterproof Mk2 (Modified)
    Trousers Waterproof Mk2 (Modified)


    I don't have a jacket and couldn't find the pics of my trousers but here is my smock which shows some details that also appear on the other
    pieces, mainly mesh bottoms in the pockets.

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    Post by LeeKitchen1975 Sat Oct 22, 2022 6:45 pm

    Tantalus was UKSF issue.

    Also had various other items ie Thermals, buffalo smock, Keela produced waterproofs…
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    Post by michelwijnand Mon Oct 24, 2022 6:42 pm

    Thanks, any idea what specific units used this stuff?
    I've seen someone mention something about the SBS, but nothing confirmed anywhere
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    Post by Bert353 Sat Jun 15, 2024 5:29 pm

    what goal served all these mesh inserts?
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    Post by Sanglier Sun Jun 16, 2024 11:49 pm

    Presumably water drainage, the same as eyelets and grommets typically seen at the bottom of such pockets, only way faster, hence the supposed link to SBS.

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