1989 Romanian revolution
Maybe we can dig out some hard to find personal photos or pics from rare books or magazines from the warsaw pact and non-allied (Jugoslavia) communist ground troops. Pics from that time frame are super hard to find, but they are around.
Like different "rain drop camo" pattern variations, uniforms, helmets, weapons, etc. From Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, etc.....
Let's try and keep it from the cold war era. All posts are welcome, just so we can gather them up in one warsaw pact section. I know many out there who only collect militaria and information from these countries from this time frame.
Here's some Polish army pics.
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The first camo used in Polish Army (in 1950's) was based on WW2 German splinter and used by soldiers from recon and para forces
In the begining of 1960 was implemented raindrop pattern
From 1970's till begininig of 1990's (in some second line units) was being used "Moro" pattern
jacket used by para and special forces (latest version)
From the mid of 1980's untill the begining of 1990's was used a another pattern more green than Moro. It's called "Frog". What's interesting there are also in use winter parkas in this camo nowdays by second line units.
reg. cap - look for the details
Hardly known curiosity - experimental camo. AFAIk from the mid 1970's. Look tat the shape of spots - larger but very similar to the currenttly used camo pattern.
Last edited by Switek; 01-02-2007 at 09:37 AM.
Main Guards of socialist principles - from field exercises Tarcza 76, (Shield 76)
2nd Right - Raul Castro
would be also interesting to see pics, video footage from the joint exercises. Posters describing Warsaw pact forces advancing would be veryy interesting as well!
Good idea for a thread!
I collect Warsaw Pact stuff, have a fairly large collection of photos...
However, to kick things off, here are some photos i have from pre-civil war Yugoslavia. These came from a British soldier who found them in a filing cabinet at an abandoned army base in Kossovo...
looks much like the norwegian camo.
Few shots of polish soldiers gear from 50/60's:
Soldier in typical old-style field uniform M-48, on head "rogatywka" cap:
Soldier from recon-unit: on head M-50 polish combat helmet, he's wearing german style polish camo.
Officer in field uniform:
One of my favourites - polish sniper in german style camo + Mosin sniper rifle
Is this what happens when you mate MC Hammer with an IDF soldier?
It is not "frog". It`s wz.89 "Puma" pattern, later replaced with (originally created only for GROM) wz. 93 "Pantera".From the mid of 1980's untill the begining of 1990's was used a another pattern more green than Moro. It's called "Frog". What's interesting there are also in use winter parkas in this camo nowdays by second line units.