by drmatz Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:23 am
Brazilian special federal police task force "Força Nacional"
This pattern is used by multiple police forces around brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Rio Grande do Sul, Goias, are just a few states that were this pattern. Was also issued to brazilian police units serving in East Timor.
Sao Paulo COE (comando de operações especiais) - Sao Paulo Elite police unit - this was a trial from the early 90's - it was soon replaced by the current "turquoise" lizard pattern.
Chilean "Rana" pattern poncho, made in brazil and issued to (brazilian) troops in form of ponchos, canteen covers, backpacks and helmet covers. I have the photo of the tag in my web album
Brazilian First camouflage pattern (develop in brazil) - Issued to officers only - I've seeing a dated picture from 1966 with this pattern - there's also a "roberto Carlos" short film, almost like a military propaganda (for those who knows portuguese, they know roberto carlos
- With soldiers wearing both the spot and this pattern uniforms - i have the link somewhere.
Army 1st "jungle" pattern - was issued to soldiers serving in the amazon during the early to mid 80's - I heard an account by an ex army capitain that the brazilian marines training in the amazon liked so much the pattern that gave birth to the marines 1st pattern the "red shade" uniform - You can see pictures of the marines wearing both early patterns in a book called "Jungle Warriors"
This one is still a mystery. At first we thought this was a police uniform, due to the zippers in the arm. Also it's not meant to be worn on the reversible side and has the early pattern coloration with predominant brown. It's either a COE police early uniform, or a Special forces unit. (Regular troops wouldn't wear such a modified uniform)
close up of zipper detail
This one is just a different variation, a much more "dense" spot version, this is a later variation from around late 70's to mid 80's
Last edited by drmatz on Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:50 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Caption to photos added)