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South African Chestrigs

Postby slaaibak » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:48 pm

As some of you might know, I collect Southern African Militaria, Especially Camo.

Some of the items in my collection, and thought It might be relevant to share with you guys as some of you own the accompanying weapons some actually used with these items.
If you like these, I will post some more

NB< if you have something I dont... lets lalk, I'll give it a good home

SOUTH AFRICA (Pre 1994)

SADF - Pattern 83 Chest Webbing
Capacity: 6x AK or R4/Galil
2x Grenade/Accessory Pouches
Map Pocket at back
Nutria Brown Nylon with Black Clips and Velcro
very Well Made, These are tough as nails

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SWA - Pattern 83 Chest Webbing
Mag Capacity: 10x AK or R4/Galil
2x Grenade/Accessory Pouches
Map Pocket at back
Chocolate Brown Nylon with Black Clips and Velcro
very Well Made, These are tough as nails

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SWA - Pattern 83 Chest Webbing
Mag Capacity: 5x FAl or G3 mags
2x Grenade/Accessory Pouches
Map Pocket at back
Chocolate Brown Nylon with Black Clips and Velcro
Well Made

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32 Battalion "Experimental" Chest Webbing
Mag Capacity: 6x AK or R4/Galil
4x Grenade/Accessory Pouches
DMP Camo Map Pocket at back
Nutria Brown Nylon with Black Clips and Velcro
Well Made
Features DPM Shoulder Straps aswell

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32 Battalion DPM Chest Webbing
Mag Capacity: 6x AK or R4/Galil
4x Grenade/Accessory Pouches
DMP Camo Map Pocket at back
DPM Camo Nylon with Black Clips and Velcro
Well Made
Features DPM Shoulder Straps aswell
The Blackening of this Pattern Webbing is due to the waterproofing that the 32BN members applied to them

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32 Battalion Emerald green Chest Webbing
Mag Capacity: 6x AK or R4/Galil
4x Grenade/Accessory Pouches
Emerald green Map Pocket at back
Emerald green Nylon with Black Clips and Velcro
Well Made, These consisted of a Set or Backpack, Chest rig and Battle vest.
there is also a veriant that has a Pistol holster.

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32 Battalion / Koevoet FAL Emerald green Chest Webbing
Mag Capacity: 4x FAL or G3 Mags
4x Grenade/Accessory Pouches
NO Map Pocket at back
Emerald green Nylon with Green Coated Steel Loop Fastners
Well Made

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SADF Bateleur 90 Chestrig - 1st Type - TEXCRAFT
Mag Capacity: 6x R4/Galil or AK Mags
3x Grenade/Accessory Pouches
1x Pistol Holster
1x Pencil Flare Sleeve
NO Map Pocket at back
Nutria Brown Nylon with Plastic and Steel Fastners
Made by TEXTCRAFT
Used by paratroopers as part of the Bateleur 90 system

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SADF Bateleur 90 Chestrig - 2nd Type - BACKPACKER
Mag Capacity: 6x R4/Galil or AK Mags
3x Grenade/Accessory Pouches
1x Pistol Holster
1x Pencil Flare Sleeve
NO Map Pocket at back
Nutria Brown Nylon with Plastic and Steel Fastners
Made by BACKPACKER
Used by paratroopers as part of the Bateleur 90 system


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SADF Bateleur 90 Chestrig - 3rd Type - 3 Spears
Mag Capacity: 6x R4/Galil or AK Mags
3x Grenade/Accessory Pouches
1x Pistol Holster
1x Pencil Flare Sleeve
NO Map Pocket at back
Nutria Brown Nylon with Plastic Fastners
Made by 3 SPEARS
Used by paratroopers as part of the Bateleur 90 system

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Dont have one in my collection yet


SADF Pathfinder Parafox Webbing
Mag Capacity: 6x R4/Galil or AK Mags
3x Grenade/Accessory Pouches
1x Pistol Holster
1x Pencil Flare Sleeve
NO Map Pocket at back
Nutria Brown Nylon with Plastic Fastners
Very Well Made
Used by SADF Pathfinders

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SADF Reconnaissance "Recce" Chestrig
Mag Capacity: 6x R4/Galil or AK Mags
4x Grenade/Accessory Pouches
NO Map Pocket at back
Made From Canvas and uses green velcro
Used by SA Special Forces

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CHINA

Chinese Type81 Chestrig
Capacity: 4x AK or R4/Galil
2x Grenade/Accessory Pouches
Map Pocket at back
Green Chinese canvas?
Chinese made and typical to what was used by SWAPO, FAPLA etc


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Re: South African Chestrigs

Postby Thuvan » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:45 pm

Hello Slaaibak

I never knew about the different m83 pattern chest rigs.
Do you have detailed dimensions of the rigs especially pre 1994, bateleur 90 and recce rigs.
Even just accurate dimensions of just the pouches.

I would like to make accurate and sturdy reproductions for myself, i have even asked other members for p83 dimensions.

Regards

Thuvan.

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