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    Russian MVD KKO Camo Uniforms

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    Post by escammo Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:54 pm

    This uniform is shown on page 144 of Dennis Desmond’s book “Camouflage Uniforms of the Soviet Union and Russia”. Desmond states that these uniforms were issued to combat units of the MVD and were one of the first uniforms to be designed for use by the Russian Ministry for Internal Affairs (MVD).

    Jacket:
    6 button front closure with the buttons concealed by a flap. 2 chest pockets with Velcro closure. Button cuffs. Pockets on both upper sleeves with Velcro closures. Reinforced elbows. Small pocket on the right lower sleeve with Velcro closure. Adjustable elastic waist. Internal chest pocket with button closure. There is a swatch of cloth, with a button attached, sewn inside the jacket to be used for uniform repairs. Jacket has a Vera Company tag, an MVD stamp along with size markings.
    Russian MVD KKO Camo Uniforms MVD_Jacket
    Pants:

    High waist pants with 5 belt loops and elasticized hip sections. 5 button fly. 2 slash hip pockets. Pockets on each thigh with Velcro closures. Knee pockets with Velcro closures that hold removable knee pads. Elastic pant cuffs with an additional pant lining that tucks into the boots that allows the cuffs to be bloused. One back pocket on the left seat with Velcro closure. A 2 compartment pocket is located on the back left leg that has Velcro closures. There is a knife pocket on right leg that has a flap with a three snap closure.
    Russian MVD KKO Camo Uniforms MVD_Pants
    Vest:

    This is a one-size-fits-all vest that has 3 strap and buckle adjustments on each side of the vest. The front of the vest has 4 snap front closures, 2 AK magazine pockets with Velcro and snap closure, pistol pocket with Velcro and snap closure, pistol magazine pocket with Velcro closure. 5 other front pockets 2 with snap closures and 3 others with Velcro closures. There are 3 pockets on the back of the vest that have snap closure pockets.
    Russian MVD KKO Camo Uniforms MVD_Vest_Front
    Russian MVD KKO Camo Uniforms MVD_Vest_Back

    Produced in the early 1990’s by the Vera factory in Saint Petersburg, the pants and jacket have MVD markings and 3-digit factory size stamps. The jacket has a Vera tag in the collar.
    Russian MVD KKO Camo Uniforms MVD_Stamp
    Russian MVD KKO Camo Uniforms MVD_Label

    The uniform’s unique woodland camouflage can be identified by the 3 finger pattern shown in the photo.
    Russian MVD KKO Camo Uniforms MVD_Camo_Pattern

    You can see the 3 finger pattern just above the sleeve pocket on the uniform worn by the MVD combat trooper in the photo below. This 3 finger pattern can also be seen on the left shoulder of his vest.
    Russian MVD KKO Camo Uniforms 8337

    These KKO uniforms came in 3 different color variations.

    Woodland
    Russian MVD KKO Camo Uniforms Russian_MVD_Forest_KKO

    Subdued Woodland
    Russian MVD KKO Camo Uniforms Russian_MVD_Forest_KKO_Subdued

    Urban
    Russian MVD KKO Camo Uniforms Russian_MVD_Urban_KKO

    The Vera factory is no longer in business. In addition to the KKO uniforms, Vera also produced PKO Tigerstripe camo uniforms and the early MVD KLMK camo suits.
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    Post by misanthropic_gods Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:05 am

    I just LOVE the russian Blue NVD uniforms...ESPECIALLY that sexy blue tiger stripe that the OMOH uses so much *drools*
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    Post by Camo_fiend Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:12 am

    misanthropic_gods wrote:ESPECIALLY that sexy blue tiger stripe that the OMOH uses so much *drools*
    What he said x3! Laughing

    The Russians certainly do have some cool patterns.


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    Post by escammo Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:20 am

    The Type I KKO is a much more simplified uniform than the later KKO version. In many ways, it is a lot like the Soviet KLMK suits with scrim tabs and elasticized cuffs. The suit comes with a beret cover and a detachable hood.

    The Russian KKO Type I woodland camouflage uniform is shown on page 141 of Dennis Desmond’s book “Camouflage Uniforms of the Soviet Union and Russia”. The vest and beret are shown on page 142. It was issued in the woodland camo coloration only and came with a vest too.

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    Post by escammo Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:29 am

    Agree that the urban patterns are nice.

    MVD KKO Urban Camo.
    (think that the patch is on the wrong side. Should be on right sleeve pocket)

    Russian MVD KKO Camo Uniforms KKO_Urban_jacket2
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    Post by koalorka Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:14 am

    Very impressive, I've never come across any of these.

    Do you know what period they were issued?
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    Post by shoru Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:04 am

    Hey koalorka,

    I guess these uniforms are also an invention of the early 90's, there are pictures which show soldiers wearing these suits while the 1993 crisis.

    Out of interest, are there still any of these KKO uniforms available?
    My collection is missing such a beautiful piece, I only have an old Les camouflage suit.

    Erick, where did you get that KKO colored vest?
    I used to own the very same vest, also made by Vera factory, but unfortunately I sold it as I wasn't much into collecting back then.
    And I remember giving it away for an incredibly low price.
    Somewhere on my harddrive there is still a picture of it, I'll look for it when I'm back home.
    That's why I sold my SMK coverall winter uniform, too. Evil or Very Mad


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    Post by escammo Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:26 am

    I agree with Kolja. The KKO uniforms were used for a short time in the early 1990's.

    These uniforms and vests show-up on ebay every once in a while and usually do not sell for much $$ because most people don't realize what they are.

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    Post by shoru Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:51 pm

    Hey,

    I'll keep my eyes open, I really want such a set, it would go great with the Kora-1 body armor cover!

    I just found the old picture of this vest, laying under tons of airsoft stuff, together with an Ukrainian Sphera helmet (steel version).

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    Post by koalorka Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:41 pm

    shoru wrote:Hey,

    I'll keep my eyes open, I really want such a set, it would go great with the Kora-1 body armor cover!

    Well, you have competition now, I'm on the prowl as well. What a Face

    Nice AK-74s, are those deko-Waffen?
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    Post by shoru Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:43 am

    Hey,

    There will be enough uniforms for both of us! Wink

    Sure these are no deacts, but old airsoft guns.
    These are long sold, but I had several deacts and took detailed pictures of them.
    I may post the pictures if there is interest.


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    Post by vonstuck Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:10 pm

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    Post by shoru Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:30 pm

    Jesus, your sets are perfect!

    May I ask where you found them?

    I'm out of words, both are just perfect.

    Congratulations!


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    Post by Camo_fiend Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:26 pm

    That blue KKO pattern is very neat!


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    Post by bloodsword Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:43 pm

    Here are two if my KKO`s. Summer and winter.

    Russian MVD KKO Camo Uniforms Kko-1

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    Post by Crna Strela Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:04 pm

    @ bloodsword: your two nice uniforms aren't KKO. The first one is the so called "Les", and the second is another model as well.

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    Post by escammo Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:25 pm

    Here are photos of the KKO Type I vest.

    It has a similar format to the Type II vest. The biggest difference between the Type I and Type II is the Type I vest has a single layer of fabric and it also has a dark edging around the edges of the vest. The Type I has 3 adjustment straps on either side of the vest while the KKO Type II has only 2 adjustment straps - one being more like a belt at the base of the vest.

    Russian MVD KKO Camo Uniforms KKO_I_vest_frontsm
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    Post by escammo Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:30 pm

    KKO Type II Urban Vest
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    Post by koalorka Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:34 pm

    There are at least 3 different versions of the urban colouration. This is becoming annoying..

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    Beautiful type I KKO Eric.
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    Post by backpacker416 Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:10 pm

    How can you tell the difference between KKO and LES? Or are they the same?
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    Post by koalorka Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:15 am

    backpacker416 wrote:How can you tell the difference between KKO and LES? Or are they the same?

    Definitely different. The KKO woodland pattern has the characteristic three finger shapes in the print.
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    Post by escammo Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:58 am

    koalorka wrote:
    backpacker416 wrote:How can you tell the difference between KKO and LES? Or are they the same?

    Definitely different. The KKO woodland pattern has the characteristic three finger shapes in the print.

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    Post by backpacker416 Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:03 am

    Thanks. Can you post a side by side comparison pic?
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    Post by koalorka Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:08 pm

    Comparison of the old (left) vs. newer (right) urban woodland:

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