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More Russian camo… “Partizan” suit

Posted on December 2, 2008 by Strike-Hold The recent story, and subsequent photographs, of the mysterious alleged Russian copy of the Finnish M/05 camo pattern has also renewed interest in another unusual Russian pattern.  In the photograph of Russian Interior Ministry(?) special forces that I posted here, you can see...

More Russian camo…”Partizan”suit

Posted on December 2, 2008 by Strike-Hold The recent story, and subsequent photographs, of the mysterious alleged Russian copy of the Finnish M/05 camo pattern has also renewed interest in another unusual Russian pattern.  In the photograph of Russian Interior Ministry(?) special forces that I posted here, you can see...

New intel on the Russo-Finnish “Camo Cold War”…

Posted on December 2, 2008 by Strike-Hold Well, if you’ve been following the story about the “battle” between the Finns and the Russians over the latter’s alleged copying of Finland’s M/05 pattern camouflage, you might find the following to be of interest…   I found a discussion thread on a...

Hyde Definition PenCott™ camouflage suit in time for Christmas?

Posted on November 24, 2008 by Strike-Hold Yes, boys and girls – its looking likely… The latest news from Hyde Definition is that the fabric has been printed and is now being treated with “an advanced nano-technology treatment which gives it soil, stain and water repellence – without affecting the...

Finland sees a familiar pattern in the Georgian conflict…

Posted on November 24, 2008 by Strike-Hold Update: 29 November – thanks to ”Crna Strela” from the International Camouflage Uniform Society, I’ve got a couple more photos of this Russian camo.  One is a commercial-made suit that was offered on eBay a while back, and the other shows a Russian soldier wearing...

Operation Muskatoon – Norway, 1942

Posted on 30/10/2008 by Strikehold How many of you knew that the distinguished British actor David Niven (the first to portray James Bond on screen as well) was a Commando during WWII?  Or that a Canadian commando soldier had the dubious distinction of being the first victim of Hitler’s infamous...

“YK35” – Indian Special Forces adopt Israeli Tavor

Posted on October 16, 2008 by Strike-Hold Acquiring Israeli-made state-of-the-art rifles and under barrel grenade launchers (UBGL) has given the armed forces a lethal edge in the fight against militants in Jammu and Kashmir. And the Army’s Special Forces in Kashmir are the first to get their hands on the...

“YK35″- King Arms Galil SAR replica

Posted on October 12, 2008 by Strike-Hold In this second installment of my two-part look at airsoft Galil replicas, I turn to the recently announced Galil SAR from King Arms.  The most obvious differences between this one and the TSI Armories version previously reviewed are that the King Arms version...

“YK35” – TSI Armories Galil SAR

Posted on October 6, 2008 by Strike-Hold This month marks the 35th Anniversary of the 1973 Yom Kippur War.  In honour of this anniversary (“YK35″), I’m going to be publishing a series of articles this month relating to Israeli kit and forces; starting with a 2-part mini-series looking at the...

On this date in history…

Posted on 06/10/2008 by Strike-Hold 6 October 1973: The Yom Kippur War (also known as The October War) began as Egypt and Syria attacked Israel on the holiest day of the Jewish year.  All this month, in honour of the 35th Anniversary of this conflict, I will be posting a...