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    Post by nkomo Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:00 pm

    This is a tiny fraction of my Desert Storm Iraqi collection. I found these while moving my collection around and thought I'd sharte them with the forum.

    First up is an Iraqi Republican Guard jacket with the red cord still attached. For some reason, I mistakenly placed a pair of tan pants with this jacket. The tan pants originally came with a tan Republican Guard jacket that matched the pants. I would assume the tan RG jacket has the green pants that went with the green jacket! Laughing

    The tan pants are made by Hyundai.


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    Post by nkomo Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:01 pm

    Second uniform is a typical DPM set worn by the Iraqi Army during Desert Storm. Jacket is a light-weight fabric with buttons and zipper on the front. No makers tags that I can find.

    Pants are a heavy-weight fabric and have no maker marks that I can find.

    Both pieces are heavily sun faded.


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    Post by nkomo Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:01 pm

    Last one for today is a Iraqi ERDL pattern set made by H.H.D.

    Jacket and tag.

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    Pants and tag.

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    Post by Camo_fiend Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:22 am

    Interesting uniforms Arch; but I have a question — was the quality and stitching of patches on Iraqi uniforms known to be poor?

    I have no doubt that is a genuine uniform, but that RG patch looks like it was cut and sewn by a child. Or has ageing and storage done this to it?


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    Post by nkomo Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:06 am

    Ben,
    It really depended on a lot of factors. In short, a lot of the sewing jobs that I have seen or are in my personal collection, were hand down and left a lot to be desired.


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    Post by Martin Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:40 pm

    I like the Iraqi ERDL type pattern uniforms. They are classic looking 80s style...
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    Post by CollectinSteve Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:27 pm

    Very interesting first uniform!! This is apparently a South Korean made simplified copy of the 1970-1980s Bundeswehr field uniform. Interesting! Iraq did contract out some stuff from Germany directly (I have a few examples), so they probably liked the style but didn't like the price Very Happy

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    Post by nkomo Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:49 pm

    Thanks for the comment, Martin!


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    Post by nkomo Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:56 pm

    CollectinSteve wrote:Very interesting first uniform!! This is apparently a South Korean made simplified copy of the 1970-1980s Bundeswehr field uniform. Interesting! Iraq did contract out some stuff from Germany directly (I have a few examples), so they probably liked the style but didn't like the price Very Happy

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    Thanks for the compliment. I am not sure who made the first uniform. There are no tags at all. The Iraqis used uniforms from just about everywhere! I have several tanker suits that were made in West Germany in the 1980's. I even have an Iraqi coverall that was made in the UK circa 1984. The kicker....it is a British flightsuit for aircraft personnel with Iraqi Army 1st Lt. rank on the shoulder straps. I have uniforms made in Romania, the USSR, South Korea, China, etc. The variety is mind boggling.

    Iraqi uniforms from Desert Storm era are a true passion of mine. I could talk about them all day.


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    Post by CollectinSteve Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:04 am

    Ah, so the jacket doesn't have a label. Both the jacket and the trousers are in BW pattern, so if the trousers were made by Hyundi (South Korea, I assume) there's a chance the jacket is as well. Then again, with Iraq anything is possible Very Happy

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    Post by Jugosloven Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:56 pm

    These are some neat uniforms and you dont come across them as often as we did before, the ERDL were worn by the Iraq Popular army. These are of great quality, these were made obviously before the gulf war, during the sanctions iraq which really crippled iraq military and stability. Keep in mind these uniforms are probably at least 20+ years old and in my collection and ones I have seen the Republican Guard triangle is usually made from felt or wool wooven felt and velvet for the SRG. Nice uniforms and nice to see these uniforms rise and shine again.
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    Post by KiwiWarrior1994 Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:06 am

    nkomo wrote: Second uniform is a typical DPM set worn by the Iraqi Army during Desert Storm. Jacket is a light-weight fabric with buttons and zipper on the front. No makers tags that I can find.

    Pants are a heavy-weight fabric and have no maker marks that I can find.

    Both pieces are heavily sun faded.


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    Pants

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    This set looks very similar to the heavyweight 1968 pattern DPM very similar indeed
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    Post by nkomo Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:37 am

    The Iraqis used a lot of uniforms that were very similar to the British uniforms. Heavy Brit influence in the Iraqi Armed Forces.


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    Post by Jugosloven Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:09 pm

    The iraqi's also purchased many military surplus items from former West Germany, Britain, France, USSR, and Yugoslavia. Just thought I would add that..
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    Post by nkomo Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:09 am

    You are 110% correct and if I ever get down to photographing my entire Iraqi uniform collection, you will see a wide assortment of countries represented.


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