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#41 Big Stu

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 07:29 PM

Would you get away with a Leshy oversuit for russian camo?

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 09:11 PM

I don't think so unfortunately. They're a post soviet item and are often based upon Les camo- a Russian copy of the Woodland camouflage that the yankie imperialists wear. Better to stick with KZS or KLMK for a 'sniper suit'.

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 09:18 AM

Cheers for the heads up, I will have to reconsider then :-)

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 06:49 PM

Reconsidering playing or buying a Leshy suit? I have more than enough kit to lend out if you fancy giving cold war a go.

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 06:53 PM

Reconsidering the Leshy, I would prefer KLMK but I need a russian 58 or 60 and I cant find any in those sizes for love nor money.

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 06:59 PM

ebay

Postage is a bit steep but the price is good. Some people don't trust vlad but I've never had too much of an issue. Make sure you're clear about what size you want. Postage usually takes about 2 weeks.

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 07:20 PM

Cheers buddy I will have a look

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 09:29 AM

could always upload it to file shack or the alike

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 06:18 PM

Here's two old impressions to give folk a guide.

These pics are very typical Soviet VDV Airborne(weapons a bit date by 82) kit. Note also russian army recce units wore the same suits and their special forces frequently disguised themslevs as airborne (there is contrary to popular belief no 'spetsnaz' uniform - they wore what helped them blend in).

Light weight two piece camo overalls
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and then the heavier KZS oversuit
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Then these two are early and late cold war brit loadouts.

Early 80s BAOR
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Transitional period Cold war inf with the mid 80s introduction of Mk6 lids and sa80
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Parachute regiment, NI 80s
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Pre DPM british Inf, 60s cold war
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All loadouts are *very* cheap and probably cost less for the whole thing than your averge plate carrier bobbins or 'assault vest'.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 04:53 PM

You didn't see many "SAS" smocks in the early/mid 80's, gadge. I remember that, in my battalion, they sort of crept in, when the ruperts and the RSM got them!

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 07:22 PM

Yep but they were not unheard of. Totally possible given that mine came from a chap who wore that particular smock in the 80s.

68 pattern would be more common I'd agree but you know its always possible to 'aquire' stuff.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 09:00 PM

The windproof smock was more a mid to late 80's thing. Most guys still had the 68 pattern smock until the crapness of the 85 pattern kit came out when most people started "aquiring" windproof smocks.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 09:27 PM

I like all the looks as they have that old look about them, for me, DPM smock with light wieght trousers for the win, though I might try and see if I can get the OD smock for the 60s look too;)

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 12:36 AM

Yep but they were not unheard of. Totally possible given that mine came from a chap who wore that particular smock in the 80s.

68 pattern would be more common I'd agree but you know its always possible to 'aquire' stuff.


"Acquiring" is one thing, getting it past the RSM is quite another! I had lots of kit which was acquired but, it took some time to be able to get away with actually using it! I recall that the Marine Arctic smock was more common than the SAS smock in the early/mid 80's, as they were easier to get hold of. Funnily enough, the thing that we got the OK to private purchase was a decent bergen, as the 58 large pack was widely acknowledged as being utter s**t and, totally useless.

Fluffy Bunny, I remember when 85 pattern was issued, God, we hated it! And clung onto our old stuff like our lives depended on it!

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 12:29 PM

"Acquiring" is one thing, getting it past the RSM is quite another! I had lots of kit which was acquired but, it took some time to be able to get away with actually using it! I recall that the Marine Arctic smock was more common than the SAS smock in the early/mid 80's, as they were easier to get hold of. Funnily enough, the thing that we got the OK to private purchase was a decent bergen, as the 58 large pack was widely acknowledged as being utter s**t and, totally useless.

Fluffy Bunny, I remember when 85 pattern was issued, God, we hated it! And clung onto our old stuff like our lives depended on it!



I was lucky in that my OC Major Purslow was ex 'them' and he said 'if its green you can wear it'. Very popular bloke... he also let us privately purchase stuff.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 03:21 PM

I should just point out on Gadge's Soviet kit the 2 piece KLM suit he is wearing is a late cold war item (88/89) so not really suitable for the period we're aiming for. Ideally it should be the one piece KLMK.
The VDV beret is also something that would not be worn in combat, it was considered bad luck to do so- not least because you have a bright blue target on your head! :lol:

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 12:07 AM

Sort of kit related, didn't think it warranted a new topic.
What's the ruling on personal radios, if there is one?
Are they OK to use, or do we go with just the squad one a la WWII?

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Deans plugs; they should really be blue, and have a little 'V' stamped on them...


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Posted 12 April 2011 - 09:20 AM

Sort of kit related, didn't think it warranted a new topic.
What's the ruling on personal radios, if there is one?
Are they OK to use, or do we go with just the squad one a la WWII?


I think Josh is doing squad radios only for coldwar too :)
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Posted 12 April 2011 - 09:44 AM

im deffo going with the sas smock option to be honest. I brought my own one when in service, and am sure many others would of done the same.
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Posted 12 April 2011 - 10:31 AM

My SAS smock is one I bought in the 1980's anyway, so no worries for me there. If the weather stays as it is, I might have to dig out my old school tropical trousers too!




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