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many thanks paul
Hi James, very nice collection and clearly a real labour of love, I am particularly fond of the Rain drop Camo jackets, the bleed through is an interesting feature of this pattern.
here's a small update to the gear ,i picked up two inexpensive belt loop carriers for the y straps ,one fitted to the rear and one to the front the mag pouch serves as one so not needed ,to be honest im really struggling to find the needle pattern trousers anywhere so if anybody can help it would be great even a link to a website ,thanks james
Fantastic James,really impressed buddy. I will tune back in to this thread as like yourself I am on the look out for Czech trousers
first, let me say that you have an excellent collection of Czechoslovakian military equipment. I've had no idea that someone outside the Czech Republic could be interested in collecting these items. Here is a try to translate the piece of paper you posted some time ago.
Seznam vloženého materiálu = The list of contained material
řemení k tlumoku = a carrying strap for a back pack
košile khaki = a khaki shirt
tílko = an undershirt
spodky letní /trenýrky/ = a light underwear
ponožky letní = a pair of summer socks
ponožky zimní = a pair of winter socks
řemínek ustrojovací= ? (some strap used for dressing)
ručník = a towel
utěrka = a small personal towel
kapesník = a napkin
posuvka k opasku = ? (some shifting piece for a belt, perhaps the piece holding the free end of the belt?)
řemen ke kalhotám = a belt
kapuce k polnímu sejn.= a hood for a field uniform
spodky zimní = a winter underwear
The numbers listed on the right side denote the quantity of each individual item.
Given the changes it looks like the list has been updated at some point.
Hope it might be of some use to you,
pavel many thanks for looking over my humble collection and your translation has been very helpfull indeed ,i can confirm the gear listed was not with the pack i purchased im really fond of the gear and camo uniforms ,can i ask your thoughts on the tall czech boots i purchased ive been trying to pinpoint what part of the armed forces they were issued too ,my own thoughts are motorised troops as i believe ground troops had a part lace/strapped boot issued ,kindest regards james
Do you mean the boots shown in the post No. #60?
I am far from being an expert but I tried to compare them with some other examples (Armatex | Kanady vzor 90 zimní (p) and it seem these are winter boots vz. 90 from the early '90s. I believe they were issued as a general type of boots. Sorry that I can't tell you more - not exactly my area of expertize.
Best regards, Pavel