French Foreign Legion Lizard Camo, 47/56 TAP Para Smock For Sale - New and Used

French Foreign Legion Lizard Camo, 47/56 TAP Para Smock

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French Foreign Legion Lizard Camo, 47/56 TAP Para Smock:

A really nice French "Lizard" Camo Model 1947/56 pattern para Smock jacket.

These camo Jackets have a very colorfull history,Based (very loosely) on the british "Denison" airborne smock and first used by the French paras in Indo-China

then Algeria and the suez crisis, then used by the Israeli defence force paras in the six-day war etc, and also (albet less well known) by US Special Forces

in Europe in the 1960's (i have showntwo photos of USSF in Germany wearing these suits)

Also Sported by "Rodney" in the first TV series of "Only fools and Horses"

Really well, and expensivelymade, HBT cotton material, four large front pockets all with trebble snap-fastener flaps (and these all have double studs)

Top right has pen pocket on front, ventilation eyeletts under arms.

One inside right, and one vertical zippered left chest pockets, zip and button front, draw-cord hem andelasticated buttoned cuffs.

French army size 22 ?

Medium size, Measured flat on the floor chest under-arm to under-arm is:- 29" (74cm)

Back Length from base of collar down back to hem is:-29" (74cm)

length from shoulder to cuff is:-23" (59cm)

Excellent lightly worn condition, good strong colours, all original buttons present, all press-studs checked and has not at any time been re-tailored (as so many have been)

A rare chance to get your hands on a "classic" camo jacket.

A nice match with the cap I have also listed.

I have had to re-list this smock due to the last winner being a timewaster. (He expected the smock to be brand new!)

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