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    Arktis kit

    I was perusing the Arktis website a few weeks back and saw stuff on it in Irish DPM. Anyone know what the deal is with it?
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    They make sniper smocks & stuff for the wing & other small orders. If you do a search you'll find loads of info on them. You can even order their DPM stuff if you want to shell out the considerable amount of money for it.
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    The made the very first Irish DPM for the ARW AFAIK and still make some I think.

    Much superior quality and design (much higher price)

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    No. Arktis made trial uniforms for the ARW back in 1995/6 but they were in British DPM. The first irish DPM uniforms were made by Portwest in 1998 and were first issued to the Engineers who built Camp Clarke in Kosovo in 1999.
    Arktis make the sniper kits for the whole DF.Not just the wing.The wing are the only ones who are issued the arktis "ranger" trousers.A crye design imitation.
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    I stand corrected

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    After the arw made stuf the 2bn were issued the first batch of Irish dpm under trial . There were a good few modifications between that stuff and the actual issue, the 86bn unifil were first full unit overseas deployed in it . The 5bn were the first Irish unit to wear the actual issued gear merely due to the fact that the change over date coincided with them being in the laoise.
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    Now that would be a find for any collector.The trials DPM kit.
    I had a set of the trials smock and pants in OG but stupidly let them go
    "Let us be clear about three facts:First of all.All battles and all wars are won in the end by the Infantryman.Secondly the Infantryman bears the brunt of the fighting,his casualties are heavier and he suffers greater extremes of fatigue and discomfort than the other arms.Thirdly,the art of the Infantryman is less stereotyped and harder to acquire than that of any other arm".
    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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    Anyone know much about the process used to decide on the eventual Irish dpm? Be interesting to hear about how the colours and pattern were chosen and what else was looked at...

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