An original Czechosolvakian Vz 60 mlok Salamander Camouflage smock dating from 1961.
This striking pattern of camouflage was introduced in 1960 specially to be issued to the 22nd Airborne Brigade. This example is the rarer smock rather than the more common standard jacket and is cut in a classic smock shape with fully opening front and hood. The hood is of three piece construction and fastens at the front with two plastic buttons. There is a single pocket to the right breast which fastens with buttons and there are reinforcing patches to each elbow. The front of the coat fastens with buttons and has a double layer/flap system to help make the opening more weatherproof (picture 9). To the rear of the jacket there is a single pocket to the right hand side of the skirt which fastens with press studs.
Inside the jacket there is a section around the centre which can be fastened around the wearer's waist for extra support. There are also two flapped pockets to the interior which both fasten with buttons and are set at an angle. The original stamp is still present to the interior which bears the 1961 date.
The smock will suit around a 40" chest depending on desired fit and when laid flat it measures -
Chest - 23"
Inside arm - 18 1/2"
Outside arm - 22"
Shoulders - 18 1/2"
Length at back - 30"
The smock is in good condition on the whole and displays well. It has some signs of wear and use but is still totally wearable with no serious flaws or damage. Please take time to study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that it is a vintage, pre-worn item which may have small issues commensurate with age.
A good example of this pattern or smock which is made in a striking camouflage pattern and features some great details.
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