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    Post by koalorka Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:13 pm

    Are Australian paratroopers equipped with a dedicated camouflage jump smock? I've heard about one, but can't find any reference.

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    Post by Martin Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:46 pm

    Yes a DPCU parasmock exists. 3 RAR (not airborne anymore), 1 and 2 CDO, SASR, other para units.
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    Post by koalorka Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:12 pm

    Thanks for the speedy answer. Are these things relatively common?
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    Post by lammasulyon Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:41 am

    i have a photo of a 3RAR soldier wearing one during his US Army Airborne school jump wing ceremony, i have to dig it up
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    Post by lammasulyon Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:05 am

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    Post by Martin Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:35 am

    koalorka wrote:Thanks for the speedy answer. Are these things relatively common?

    Not rare, but not common.

    There are also many commercial DPCU parasmocks - Platatac, Kitbag etc. Mostly ripstop.
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    Post by Platypus44 Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:31 pm

    SF rejected these ,

    they get issued this
    http://www.platatac.com/plat-a-tac-sas-windproof-smock/w1/i1109810/

    also been issued in Multicam and Multiacm Nanosphere version NSNed issue to NZ, Aust and UK too
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    Post by steeler Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:08 pm

    A pic from mine:

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    Post by saltefanden Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:54 pm

    Waaauuww!!! Yum!

    And a happy New Year to you!
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    Post by bravo_2_zero Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:11 pm

    I have just scored one , will post pictures on arrival.
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    Post by filupe Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:03 pm

    Also know of two other versions: one made of heavy cotton DPCU oilskin - drizabone material (seen on a digger at AASAM some years ago), and another made from DPDU material (seen on EBay Au).
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    Post by CollectinSteve Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:21 pm

    I somehow missed this thread when it first popped up! Now that I have seen it I have something else for my want list Very Happy

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    Post by ripcord Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:58 pm

    Indeed !!!

    I had no idea such thing existed...

    Need one of these as well....

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    Post by Martin Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:11 pm

    filupe wrote:Also know of two other versions: one made of heavy cotton DPCU oilskin - drizabone material (seen on a digger at AASAM some years ago), and another made from DPDU material (seen on EBay Au).

    You mean the Platatac ones or did you see an ADA or CTE one?
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    Post by Martin Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:13 pm

    There is also this one, but it's a normal smock not a para smock....
    http://www.camouniforms.net/index.php/oceania/australia/19-2011-09-21-15-18-52
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    Post by filupe Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:59 am

    Martin wrote: You mean the Platatac ones or did you see an ADA or CTE one?

    The DPDU one I believe it was an issue item ... I'm pretty sure I saved the pics somewhere. There is also an aircrewman cold weather jacket which I've seen in both DPCU and DPDU. Seems to be exclusive to RAAvn as the RAAFies have never come across them ...
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    Post by Bolty717 Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:14 am

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/antiques-collectables/militaria/uniforms/auction-690353318.htm

    On TradeMe a NZ based auction site. Happy to assist with purchase if anyone is gagging for it. List today, has been on before and not sold.
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    Post by bravo_2_zero Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:53 pm

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    This is mine that arrived today absolute stone cold mint unissued.

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    Post by Martin Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:09 pm

    Nice new one - haven't seen white labels before either.
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    Post by bravo_2_zero Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:18 am

    Martin wrote:Nice new one - haven't seen white labels before either.

    Looks like there was once two , the other apperars to have been torn out.
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    Post by Martin Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:27 am

    Yeah didn't notice that - maybe that was the manufacturers tag. 08 is the latest date I've seen. I don't think they make them anymore? Anyone know?

    I'll dig the one I have out this weekend and post some pics, can't remember the date.
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    Post by filupe Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:13 pm

    Martin wrote:Yeah didn't notice that - maybe that was the manufacturers tag. 08 is the latest date I've seen. I don't think they make them anymore? Anyone know?

    I'll dig the one I have out this weekend and post some pics, can't remember the date.

    I know mine had green ADA tags - washed out now.

    They've either stopped production to run down existing stock or making them in smaller runs I guess. It's only 3 RAR that have stopped jumping ... there's still all the SF units. Remember the OD green Denisons that were made in the '60s? There were even less para qualed units back then ...

    On the other hand ... if RSM-A refers to a new combat jacket as a 'para smock', that might mean a universal combat jacket that will be issued both para and non-para units. Time will tell ....
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    Post by paul.j Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:14 am

    PTS are the only ones using these now.
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    Post by ripcord Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:27 pm

    I have acquired an apparently commercial version of this cool smock.  No NSN #s is a dead give away, as is the size tag.

    Very well made, it mimics the real deal in quality, and features.  

    Would love some input on this...


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    Sorry for the crappy ( indoor ) photos...

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    Post by paul.j Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:16 am

    This is still an issue item, I have one that belonged to the last RSM of PTS which is the same model with that black zip.
    Never seen a para smock worn with an ANF like that, I am sceptical of that but the wearer might have got away with it.

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