IACMC MILITARIA FORUM

Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

+3
Bury_Dave
sobota
bravo_2_zero
7 posters

    Smock windproof modified mk2

    bravo_2_zero
    bravo_2_zero
    Senior Lieutenant
    Senior Lieutenant


    Location : England
    Registration date : 2009-04-16
    Number of posts : 810

    Smock windproof modified mk2 Empty Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by bravo_2_zero Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:37 am

    Smock windproof modified mk2 93add1c9
    Smock windproof modified mk2 33222511
    Zip side pockets with hand warmer
    Smock windproof modified mk2 Eab3effc
    Mesh pockets and compass pocket
    Smock windproof modified mk2 Bebe5a6b
    Under arm zipped vents
    Smock windproof modified mk2 C09527f7
    Mesh lined
    Smock windproof modified mk2 5d566e9d
    avatar
    sobota
    Sergeant Major
    Sergeant Major


    Location : UK
    Registration date : 2011-10-21
    Number of posts : 487

    Smock windproof modified mk2 Empty Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by sobota Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:38 am

    Brilliant bit of kit, has anyone ever seen the accompanying shirt and trousers?
    Bury_Dave
    Bury_Dave
    Senior Lieutenant
    Senior Lieutenant


    Name : Dave
    Age : 59
    Location : Cambridge , UK
    Registration date : 2012-02-14
    Number of posts : 822

    Smock windproof modified mk2 Empty Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by Bury_Dave Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:43 am

    Yep, I have a large/xl set mint condition. Want them ? Very Happy

    That's a Tantalus smock and the whole suit was only made for issue to 'Them' .......

    Dave
    bravo_2_zero
    bravo_2_zero
    Senior Lieutenant
    Senior Lieutenant


    Location : England
    Registration date : 2009-04-16
    Number of posts : 810

    Smock windproof modified mk2 Empty Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by bravo_2_zero Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:00 pm

    Bury_Dave wrote:Yep, I have a large/xl set mint condition. Want them ? Very Happy

    That's a Tantalus smock and the whole suit was only made for issue to 'Them' .......

    Dave

    Corr a full set would be nice mmmmmm

    This was sold to me from a member of 3 para air assault who I got the badged smock from. The guy removed his DZ and wings and left his desert colour union and air assault on ?

    Why desert subdued sand and black ?

    Anyways I'm going to replace the missing patches and restore it as glue is left on the arm and looks naff.
    Bury_Dave
    Bury_Dave
    Senior Lieutenant
    Senior Lieutenant


    Name : Dave
    Age : 59
    Location : Cambridge , UK
    Registration date : 2012-02-14
    Number of posts : 822

    Smock windproof modified mk2 Empty Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by Bury_Dave Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:07 pm

    I have a mate who offered me two of the smock for peanuts but i refused as i personally can't stand teh camo pattern and only collect what pleases my eye rather than any particular theme.

    The shirt and trousers are up for grabs for the right trade ....... I'll see if i can find them and post photos.

    Dave
    Tommo
    Tommo
    Senior Sergeant
    Senior Sergeant


    Name : Rory Thompson
    Location : United Kingdom
    Registration date : 2011-07-21
    Number of posts : 341

    Smock windproof modified mk2 Empty Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by Tommo Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:52 pm

    Dave, what size are the trousers and what are you looking to trade for? Very Happy
    avatar
    kammo-man
    Major
    Major


    Location : losangeles.com
    Registration date : 2010-02-02
    Number of posts : 1086

    Smock windproof modified mk2 Empty Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by kammo-man Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:17 pm

    And the mod is what guys ?

    bravo_2_zero
    bravo_2_zero
    Senior Lieutenant
    Senior Lieutenant


    Location : England
    Registration date : 2009-04-16
    Number of posts : 810

    Smock windproof modified mk2 Empty Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by bravo_2_zero Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:49 pm

    kammo-man wrote:And the mod is what guys ?


    Everything Owen Very Happy

    Hand warmer pockets
    Under arm vent zips like the US goretex parkas
    The American football shirt material mesh liner
    Mesh bottomed pockets
    Compass pocket
    Non wired hood which means its not an arctic issue
    Material feels a bit funny almost impregnated with something almost waterproofed feel.

    I think the mk1 was same but with a full mesh rear.

    I have found faults , the jackets Velcro keeps sticking to the mesh liner making it a nightmare to put on at times.

    Most of these features now found on the new Multicam mk2 PCS smocks

    Like Dave said , this is special forces only issue, kinda share many features as that mystery tiger set on the other forum.
    avatar
    kammo-man
    Major
    Major


    Location : losangeles.com
    Registration date : 2010-02-02
    Number of posts : 1086

    Smock windproof modified mk2 Empty Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by kammo-man Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:00 pm

    Thats what I seen with the mesh !
    Great idea , but I wonder if it would stand up to a couple of weeks abuse.
    Love pit zips !
    Perfect for keeping the core down , looks like some thought went into this one !

    owen
    Bury_Dave
    Bury_Dave
    Senior Lieutenant
    Senior Lieutenant


    Name : Dave
    Age : 59
    Location : Cambridge , UK
    Registration date : 2012-02-14
    Number of posts : 822

    Smock windproof modified mk2 Empty Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by Bury_Dave Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:57 pm

    They are a good design but suffered from the fact that they make SF look like everyone else rather than 'Speshul' in an assortment of kit from various nations ! Hence they weren't worn by those for whom it was designed but very popular with those who were supposed to look 'normal' like SFSG, Pathfinders and Para Regt.

    Dave
    avatar
    kammo-man
    Major
    Major


    Location : losangeles.com
    Registration date : 2010-02-02
    Number of posts : 1086

    Smock windproof modified mk2 Empty Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by kammo-man Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:36 pm

    There is nothing like being all kited up for every occasion even if it is a quiet day !
    avatar
    AndyD
    Junior Sergeant
    Junior Sergeant


    Location : North East England
    Registration date : 2012-01-03
    Number of posts : 76

    Smock windproof modified mk2 Empty Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by AndyD Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:11 pm

    I have one of these and originally it did have a wired hood,it was removed by the person I bought it from.

    Cheers,
    Andy
    bravo_2_zero
    bravo_2_zero
    Senior Lieutenant
    Senior Lieutenant


    Location : England
    Registration date : 2009-04-16
    Number of posts : 810

    Smock windproof modified mk2 Empty Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by bravo_2_zero Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:13 pm

    I've started to restore this, the black on sand para wings and 3 para DZ are on order.

    I've also sorted out the original owners poor excuse for sewing on the remaining patches. The para smock he sent me was all machine sewn but this smock was hand done. I moved the patches around so they are more square to each other and to the jacket as they were on the p1ss real bad. He may have been a tough old UKSF para but he couldn't sew for sh1t !
    Bury_Dave
    Bury_Dave
    Senior Lieutenant
    Senior Lieutenant


    Name : Dave
    Age : 59
    Location : Cambridge , UK
    Registration date : 2012-02-14
    Number of posts : 822

    Smock windproof modified mk2 Empty Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by Bury_Dave Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:17 pm

    I'm trying to find the shrt and trousers ......... I know they are somewhere ! Laughing

    Dave
    bravo_2_zero
    bravo_2_zero
    Senior Lieutenant
    Senior Lieutenant


    Location : England
    Registration date : 2009-04-16
    Number of posts : 810

    Smock windproof modified mk2 Empty Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by bravo_2_zero Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:09 am

    Restored


    Smock windproof modified mk2 E9b09069
    Bury_Dave
    Bury_Dave
    Senior Lieutenant
    Senior Lieutenant


    Name : Dave
    Age : 59
    Location : Cambridge , UK
    Registration date : 2012-02-14
    Number of posts : 822

    Smock windproof modified mk2 Empty Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by Bury_Dave Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:50 am

    Very nice job you've done there ! Smile

    Dave
    avatar
    L1A1
    Corporal
    Corporal


    Location : London
    Registration date : 2012-04-05
    Number of posts : 52

    Smock windproof modified mk2 Empty Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by L1A1 Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:05 am

    Bury_Dave wrote:Very nice job you've done there ! Smile

    Dave

    I agree - going to start looking out for that mesh now - hoping to find one !!
    bravo_2_zero
    bravo_2_zero
    Senior Lieutenant
    Senior Lieutenant


    Location : England
    Registration date : 2009-04-16
    Number of posts : 810

    Smock windproof modified mk2 Empty Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by bravo_2_zero Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:36 am

    L1A1 wrote:
    Bury_Dave wrote:Very nice job you've done there ! Smile

    Dave

    I agree - going to start looking out for that mesh now - hoping to find one !!

    There is loads on eBay !
    avatar
    L1A1
    Corporal
    Corporal


    Location : London
    Registration date : 2012-04-05
    Number of posts : 52

    Smock windproof modified mk2 Empty Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by L1A1 Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:35 pm

    I read somewhere that on this sort of smock various survival aids were added such as wire hidden in seams and a compass in one of the buttons. Or maybe that was just in one in particular. Cannot find the link now.
    bravo_2_zero
    bravo_2_zero
    Senior Lieutenant
    Senior Lieutenant


    Location : England
    Registration date : 2009-04-16
    Number of posts : 810

    Smock windproof modified mk2 Empty Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by bravo_2_zero Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:23 pm

    L1A1 wrote:I read somewhere that on this sort of smock various survival aids were added such as wire hidden in seams and a compass in one of the buttons. Or maybe that was just in one in particular. Cannot find the link now.

    Yeah I've seen a few with buttons on the compass pocket. I guess it could be stages of the evolution on the smock. I have seen some with white tags , green tags so extra buttons will be possible.

    My smock has a button hole in the compass pocket but I'm guessing to loop the string through you get on a compass. The early ones may have had a button and it was rmoved as it was in the way ?

    bravo_2_zero
    bravo_2_zero
    Senior Lieutenant
    Senior Lieutenant


    Location : England
    Registration date : 2009-04-16
    Number of posts : 810

    Smock windproof modified mk2 Empty Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by bravo_2_zero Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:31 pm

    Bury_Dave wrote:Very nice job you've done there ! Smile

    Dave

    Cheers Dave.

    I was a little confused with odd choice of desert tan badges but I kinda worked it out.

    The guy acquired or was issued this smock either for trials or to use out in the stan. The rank and DZ would be easy to get and come in the colours shown even if you were in the desert, where as the para wings, 16th air and union would be in theatre camo.

    Looks odd but if that's all on off then you have to use.

    Sponsored content


    Smock windproof modified mk2 Empty Re: Smock windproof modified mk2

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Tue Jan 31, 2023 5:15 pm