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    Romanian Field Gear

    So Santa came early this year.
    Got almost everything gear related short of BDU.
    I think I am missing the mess kit (I got a hybrid system Swedish and German combined, so not entirely Romanian military correct, although pretty close in looks) and a tent.

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    Last one.
    This is the tarp/poncho/lavvu.
    Unlike the Polish version this is square shaped and smaller overall.
    It does have the hood feature and the two cutouts for the arms and two pockets inside.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dixy2k View Post
    Last one.
    This is the tarp/poncho/lavvu.
    Unlike the Polish version this is square shaped and smaller overall.
    It does have the hood feature and the two cutouts for the arms and two pockets inside.


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    I like the plastic fasteners - similar if not identical to those the Romanians used on some mag pouches.

    Great collection you have there. Romanian field gear is pretty uncommon in the US.

    All I have are mag pouches, slings and one very, very fine pair of 1982 dated IOR military binoculars. I keep watching for belts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MPiKM-72 View Post
    I like the plastic fasteners - similar if not identical to those the Romanians used on some mag pouches.

    Great collection you have there. Romanian field gear is pretty uncommon in the US.

    All I have are mag pouches, slings and one very, very fine pair of 1982 dated IOR military binoculars. I keep watching for belts.

    Oh I hate to rub it in, just kidding .
    I got two different belts, different time period I guess.

    One can be seen attached to the Tokarev holster and the other one is laid out in front of everything else.

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    A few years ago I saw an auction for a brown nylon belt. It matched a brown nylon bayonet frog I have. Haven't seen one since.

    Would like to see what belts were used with the gray leather pouches, slings and frogs I have. I know there are some black leather examples as well.
    Constantly studying spots welds, mag well dimple shapes, center support rivet heads and selector markings for the last 12 years...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MPiKM-72 View Post
    A few years ago I saw an auction for a brown nylon belt. It matched a brown nylon bayonet frog I have. Haven't seen one since.

    Would like to see what belts were used with the gray leather pouches, slings and frogs I have. I know there are some black leather examples as well.

    I am almost certain the grey leather pouches were for police use.


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    Is your middle name Lucky? Nice stuff my friend !
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexGuy View Post
    Is your middle name Lucky? Nice stuff my friend !
    No, I just believe in Santa. That's all.
    Oh, that and the fact that my wife didn't know about those items until I received them.

    Double Lucky I guess

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    I am trying out some gear pairing combo.
    The mess kit is not Romanian, it's German (almost positive it's a Chinese copy sold as a German kit).

    I got in touch with some Romanian guy who served back in the day, before 1990 and they are guiding me on what my collection is missing and how it was all used.
    They said the poncho was rolled up and attached to the bread bag (Haversack), as can be seen in the pictures below, but some said the mess kit was supposed to be inside the bag.

    To me it looks like a perfect fit where I placed it. I'll find out soon after they will yell at me and call it heresy.



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    I have a late 80's Summer blouse and 91 dated Summer pants for sale if you are wanting the "bdu's".

    Pm me if interested and I'll get pics to you.

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    Very cool gear Dixy2k. Owning the firearms is only half the fun. I really like collecting the related gear too.

    Does the Romanian 'poncho" connect to others to form a larger shelter like DDR Zelts or Soviet Plash Palatka's?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alamocity View Post
    I have a late 80's Summer blouse and 91 dated Summer pants for sale if you are wanting the "bdu's".

    Pm me if interested and I'll get pics to you.

    I'm kinda thinking about it.

    You can definitely post pictures here, as long long as they are Romanian Military related. I don't mind that at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeepFan View Post
    Very cool gear Dixy2k. Owning the firearms is only half the fun. I really like collecting the related gear too.

    Does the Romanian 'poncho" connect to others to form a larger shelter like DDR Zelts or Soviet Plash Palatka's?

    It can connect to others too, but it is square shaped, so it won't allow you to pitch a tent out of it as it is the case with the Polish Lavvu.

    You can make an A shaped cover/tent out of two of them. It's pretty heavy though. Canvas material I believe.
    It's pretty limited in the use as a shelter as it was never meant to be used as such.
    It's intended purpose was as a poncho, quick make shift shelter (tent peg or poles were never issued) and it is (in my opinion) on the small side of military ponchos. Roughly 5'9" in length.

    I guess one could use the AK or a tree branch as a center pole and use it in this capacity:



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    This is an example of what it looks like as a poncho:


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