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    Early Spanish Para wings.

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    Post by ripcord Tue Jan 17, 2023 7:23 pm

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    Post by CollectinSteve Thu Jan 19, 2023 2:41 am

    I don' think I've come upon these before. Is the bottom one printed cloth or also plastic?

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    Post by ripcord Thu Jan 19, 2023 4:41 am

    I've recently acquired these 3.

    The bottom one is printed cloth. The other 2 are plastic, but differ from each other.

    Have never seen the bottom 2 before, but the top one is familiar to me. Last year, a Spanish member of this forum with whom I occasionally correspond, gifted me one which now adorns my early Brown dominant M61 display.
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    Post by CollectinSteve Fri Jan 20, 2023 12:18 pm

    Thanks! Yup, I've seen that first one, or what looks to be the first one. in the famous color M62 airforce smock picture we all know and love. Funny, I've never really thought about the fact I've not seen one of these for sale in all my years of collecting Spanish stuff. Congrats.

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    Post by ripcord Fri Jan 20, 2023 5:36 pm

    Plastic wings date from the '60s and used into the'70s.  I believe the wings in famous M62 photo are more consistent with the bottom cloth type which looks to be an older wing.

    M62 uniform is usually associated with EZAPAC, an Air Force  Commando/Sapper unit which went through several name changes before it's current name/designation.

    This photo shows an Ejercito ( Army ) type Para pocket patch ( later moved to sleeve ), beret and beret badge.

    Apparently, some Ejercito Para units ( BRIPAC ) also wore M62s at some point, or it is possible this photo shows a graduate of the Parachute course.


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    Post by ripcord Sat Jan 21, 2023 2:07 pm

    Plastic '60s -'70s wings.

    Top one is near mint. They flatten out when sown onto uniform..


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