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    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform)

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    Post by bond007a1 Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:33 pm

    Ok...From all intents & purposes alot of collectors are NOT aware of the CCU & what they are..

    UNFORTUNATELY....BECAUSE OF THREATS OF ANOTHER FORUM...WE...OURSELVES...NO LONGER HAVE ANY CLUE WHAT THE CCU IS...lol!

    They were also made in a woodland, 'scorpion" or multicam & a urban track type (I do not have photos of these)

    The average price for these is $125 all the way up to $2,200. Generally they are between $125-500. So if you find one cheaper...by all means buy the thing & hang onto it for dear life.... ALSO the 1st contract apparently had more issued than the 2nd contract, so the 1st contract will be cheaper & easier to locate.

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    IF ANYONE has any additional info or photos PLEASE POST THEM & SHARE THE WEALTH of knowledge...


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    Post by bond007a1 Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:35 pm

    HERE IS THE 1ST CONTRACT UNIFORM

    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) Us25thCCU1a

    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) Us25thCCU1c

    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) Us25thCCU1b

    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) Us25thCCU1d

    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) Us25thCCU1e

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    Post by bond007a1 Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:38 pm

    HERE IS THE 2ND CONTRACT UNIFORM

    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) Us25thCCU2a

    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) Us25thCCU2b

    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) Us25thCCU2c

    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) Us25thCCU2d

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    Post by Philip Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:43 pm

    the ccu is the first contract and the cu the second contract?


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    Post by CollectinSteve Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:29 am

    Are there any differences between the two production runs? I didn't know the second run was called something slightly different. Odd! Now I have to check my sets and see if they are all the 2003 or the 2004 production.

    Thanks!

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    Post by bond007a1 Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:05 pm

    Yeah..there are some differences...I will post some photos another fellow took showing a side by side comparison...

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    Post by Philip Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:25 pm

    yeah b20 from usmf took some good pics. is he also a member of this forum? if not, somebody should invite him! he has got some cool stuff!!


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    Post by bond007a1 Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:04 pm

    HERE are the PHOTOS that BRAVO_TWO_ZERO from USMF took SHOWING A side-by-side comparison.

    HERE is the JACKET side-by-side comparison

    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) Im003949mc6

    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) Im003953jk2

    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) Im003954in5

    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) Im003952lw9

    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) Im003950em0

    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) Im003951nr9

    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) Im003956lu9


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    Post by bond007a1 Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:05 pm

    here are the TROUSERS side-by-side comparison (PHOTOS taken by BRAVO_TWO_ZERO!!!)

    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) Im003943lu9

    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) Im003945wj7

    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) Im003948ik4

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    Post by bond007a1 Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:30 pm

    PS...I would invite Bravo...but I don't know him yet..so if any of you know him...tell him to sign up...

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    Post by CollectinSteve Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:02 am

    Sweet! I never knew there were two versions. Lots and lots of significant changes there. I suspect I have all 04 production Combat Uniform models, but I'm definitely going to check when I get home.

    Not surprisingly, the non 3 Color Desert versions appear to all be 03 CCU production. Makes perfect sense.

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    Post by CollectinSteve Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:34 pm

    Blast... I have three CCUs and no CUs!! Dang.

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    Post by AndrewA74 Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:55 pm

    Here's a pair of rare, ACU CU Pants:

    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) P1070204

    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) P1070207

    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) P1070208
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    Post by Philip Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:29 am

    That is pretty interesting! Shocked


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    Post by drmatz Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:32 pm

    here some pics of the Urban Tracks CCU uniform

    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) P1080413
    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) P1080414
    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) P1080415
    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) P1080511
    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) P1080512
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    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) P1080514
    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) P1080515
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    Post by HoovieDude Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:35 pm

    Jeebus, but that is one hideously hideous cammo pattern. Reminds me of the weird patterns that pop up from Africa, or Asia every now and then. Also reminds me of a kids pajamas! Thank god that didn't go anywhere.
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    Post by drmatz Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:46 pm

    HoovieDude wrote:Jeebus, but that is one hideously hideous cammo pattern. Reminds me of the weird patterns that pop up from Africa, or Asia every now and then. Also reminds me of a kids pajamas! Thank god that didn't go anywhere.

    That's why is so rare Wink


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    Post by parafal Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:28 pm

    Here's my set of 3 color day desert CCU

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    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) 100_2472
    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) 100_2473

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    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) 110_0239
    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) 110_0240

    I will take better pics later on tonight.
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    Post by parafal Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:11 am

    Found a 1st Contract CCU blouse at a Thrift Store
    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) 114_0527
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    Post by CollectinSteve Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:47 pm

    It still amazes me how many of the Iraq issued CCUs keep turning up. Of course you are in the right place to be finding these in thrift shops Very Happy

    Good luck finding a used nametape to fit. It's like the air crew uniforms... pockets are just a little bit wider than BDU, which means the piles of used nametapes generally don't work.

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    Post by parafal Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:21 am

    Picked up another CCU jacket today, this one USAF badged and with a small velcro square on the Right sleeve to add an IR patch

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    The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) 114_1026

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    Post by imagehunter Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:24 am

    O.K. another pair of pants I need , anyone got a spare Cu/CCU in waist 36-38 and long legs??????????????
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    Post by Philip Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:11 am

    Sorry, they go for much more.
    First time I see them with AF patches.


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    Post by Mercenary25 Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:04 pm

    imagehunter wrote:O.K. another pair of pants I need , anyone got a spare Cu/CCU in waist 36-38 and long legs??????????????
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    Shocked I wish they cost this much!

    You could buy something similar: Three Color desert in ACU cut. Commerical piece but looks similar.


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    Post by parafal Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:23 pm

    Just noticed that on the collar tag someone wrote the number 664 using Arabic Numerals
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