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    Post by Martin Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:41 am

    I suspect most of the other recent DPCU para smocks were also manufactured by Combat Clothing, as the tags are similar to their other items.

    It is interesting to note that none of the para smocks have the arrow symbol unlike nearly everything else that is issued.
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    Post by filupe Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:50 am

    Tags indicate this to be a commercial item, although Combat Clothing Australia have/had defence contracts they would be well marked as such eg. either broad arrow and/or NSN. I must admit it this is the first commercial para smock I've seen and couldn't fathom why it would be necessary until a SGT in my unit explained that he had to hand his smock back after leaving 3 RAR. He is still sourcing one in his size ...
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    Post by filupe Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:54 am

    Looks like I might have to retrieve my other smocks and have a gander at the tags ...
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    Post by loski Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:14 am

    Martin wrote: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
    I don't think the Smock shown in this link is a para smock but a standard Pattern 68 smock
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    Post by filupe Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:03 am

    loski wrote:
    I don't think the Smock shown in this link is a para smock but a standard Pattern 68 smock

    ... except it has Australian tags - made for RAAF groundcrew.  See the article's comments for details.
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    Post by Martin Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:04 am

    loski wrote:
    Martin wrote: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
    I don't think the Smock shown in this link is a para smock but a standard Pattern 68 smock

    Yep, that's what I allude to in the line above the link.

    Pattern 68 but specifically for Australia and used by RAAF.
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    Post by loski Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:38 pm

    Im not disputing that its an RAAF smock Im just saying that its not a para smock
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    Post by Martin Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:49 am

    loski wrote:Im not disputing that its an RAAF smock Im just saying that its not a para smock

    No worries mate - I think we are saying exactly the same thing here and agreeing.
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    Post by loski Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:29 am

    Sorry bud I should have read the orignal post proprely, But I will say its an interesting piece
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    Post by ripcord Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:15 pm

    Don't want to go too far off topic, so here is a real strange , obviously commercial, " para smock".

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    Post by fourtycoats Mon May 08, 2017 10:14 am

    This seems to be an Auscam Para smock but it has some features usually only found on a Sniper smock such as padded shoulders and sleeves padded from the wrist to the shoulder on the underside. Can any of you Aussie experts tell me if these features are found on all Para smocks?



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    Post by filupe Mon May 08, 2017 2:03 pm

    It is indeed a Para Smock. They all have the pockets for the foam pads although the foam pads are rarely seen. I have never seen them worn by anyone.
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    Post by fourtycoats Mon May 08, 2017 6:08 pm

    Thank you Filupe.
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    Post by Sparky Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:55 pm

    Has anyone seen a replacement for these in AMCU? (not the standard smock type jacket being issued to everyone)
    Or are the para qual'd guys still being issued these in DPCU?
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    Post by jimmyduncan23 Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:31 am

    Para is all but phased out bar SOCOMD. So i doubt there will ever be one.

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