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#1 bond007a1

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 11:38 AM

Ok...From all intents & purposes alot of collectors are NOT aware of the CCU & what they are... The CCU (Close Combat Uniform) was a trials/experimental pattern uniform that was tested around 2003/2004. The uniforms were ONLY issued to elements of the Stryker Brigades from the 2nd Infantry Division & 25th Infantry Division. They are NO longer made & were never issued to any other units. So they are getting rather difficult to locate. There were 2 contracts made of them. there is a slight difference in them. As you can see the basic design in them from the photos. They do feature pads in the elbows & knees. (although my 2 sets do NOT have the pads).

They were also made in a woodland, 'scorpion" or multicam & a urban track type (I do not have photos of these)

The average price for these is $125 all the way up to $2,200. Generally they are between $125-500. So if you find one cheaper...by all means buy the thing & hang onto it for dear life.... http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif ALSO the 1st contract apparently had more issued than the 2nd contract, so the 1st contract will be cheaper & easier to locate.

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IF ANYONE has any additional info or photos PLEASE POST THEM & SHARE THE WEALTH of knowledge...

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 11:40 AM

HERE IS THE 1ST CONTRACT UNIFORM

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 11:41 AM

HERE IS THE 2ND CONTRACT UNIFORM

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 12:52 PM

I found 4 CCU jackets and 2 CCU pants in the DCU pattern this weekend. I was very fortunate to find these at a cheap price, considering what they sell for on the internet. That being said, does anyone know what the approximate troop strength was for the Stryker Brigades? Also, how many sets of CCU's were the Stryker Brigade soldiers issued? Thanks!!!!
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 12:58 PM

Here older posts on CCU/CU
http://www.usmilitar...d...3672&hl=ccu

Thanks Bravo 2 Zero for adding the ACU as requested a time ago! thumbsup.gif
Its among the nicest modern uniforms!
Here is mine!
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 01:56 PM

ive got a nice ccu 2nd div one from a vet i will get a pic soon i have alot of his stuff even a captured iraqie flag

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 07:33 PM

Man, I sold one of these tops at a show last month for only $35! But then again, I only paid ten for it. I live within a short hop from Fort Lewis where these uniforms were fielded and for a while, you could find them in the local surplus places for next to nothing (none in unissued condition, though). I had four of the shirts at one point and traded two off before selling the last one. I have one left. All had the nametapes removed. Other test patterns got used in this area as well. I passed on one of the “Urban Tracks” test suits, which I now deeply regret (I thought I’d see a better condition or cheaper set later on but never did). I had a full set of Scorpion pattern but traded it for some WW2 stuff. I also saw a ACY uniform being worn at Ft Lewis a good year before you found them anywhere else (it might have been a test as well as I didn’t recognize the shoulder patch on the soldier wearing it). I don’t collect modern stuff so I never focused on these much when you could find them.

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 11:21 PM

yeh as well as the camo prints CCU was produced in slate gray solid color. This was done to get the cut right without any confusion of camo getting in the way. They would have been Natick test sample sets maybe given to American Powers to see what the finished article should look like.
They were sold through ebay new and in human sizes ( large + med ) for $99 buy now the set. The seller had lots but they were D-Mill B so he wouldn't sell to non- US even living in the USA. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbdown.gif

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 05:35 AM

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 08:16 AM

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Ahhhh in woodland too?Could you post the tags???
That is very nice indeed.
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Posted 15 April 2009 - 09:51 AM

This test stuff will be gold in 50 years
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Posted 15 April 2009 - 10:15 AM

i hope so :D

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 10:28 AM

This test stuff will be gold in 50 years
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Yes Owen, look at the T-Patt urban fielded by the USMC in 1998, a helmet cover fetched $300 only 2 days ago !!!
http://cgi.ebay.co.u...em=110373314881

This stuff rockets up like crazy

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 11:50 AM

ahhhhhhhh!! why did i miss that auction? i need this cover!!!

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 02:58 PM

Yes Owen, look at the T-Patt urban fielded by the USMC in 1998, a helmet cover fetched $300 only 2 days ago !!!
http://cgi.ebay.co.u...em=110373314881

This stuff rockets up like crazy

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No pictures on the auction!
Has someone saved them to post them here?
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#16 RedLegGI

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 10:28 PM

http://camo.henrikc....rticles/ccu.pdf


interesting patterns...gotta check the surplus when I get back to Wainwright...


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Posted 19 April 2009 - 04:28 AM

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edit: does anybody know where staff sgt masoner belonged to?

Edited by derxsammler, 19 April 2009 - 04:37 AM.


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Posted 19 April 2009 - 04:33 AM

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No pictures on the auction!
Has someone saved them to post them here?
Thanks


no, but i can show you these:
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Posted 17 December 2009 - 03:30 AM

Hello everybody !

I have some CCU and CU in my house...but only in Desert camouflage ! I write an article about this uniform (in french) and find some picture of soldiers wearing them (more than 400 pictures), all in Iraq and USA (not in Afghanistan). The General Sanchez himself wears the Close Combat Uniform in 2004 (I have pictures of him wearing it during a ceremony in USA) !

Some of my pictures are in this link ;

http://picasaweb.goo...CUEXPERIMENTAL#

You can download pictures without problem. And if you have others, thanks to send them to me ([email protected]) !

And my article is here : http://docs.google.c...M2JlZGIzZTEzMTY

Sorry, this article is in french, but interesting because there's the list of all units that wears this experimental uniform during OIF and there's some high-size pictures. I have to do an update in the next weeks (for white pages to easy print and to add pictures). It miss the woodland camouflage because I can't find picture before, but now, I've a picture and I'll add in on my updated article. If I have some times more, I'll translate it in english !

I hope this helps.

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 12:55 PM

here are some of mine

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Urban Tracks
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Skorpian
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DCU
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Posted 17 December 2009 - 02:51 PM

Realy nice uniforms !

I've questions...

What's this camouflage ?

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It's one picture from Natick lab. showing a Close Combat Uniform's design...but never see it before. I found these picture some years ago.

And for information, the "Urban tracks" camouflage was tested in others designs (sorry for bad quality of picture) :

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The last soldier wears the Close Combat Uniform Jacket, but with another design of trousers in Urban Tracks Camouflage (with pads on knee).

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 11:02 PM

The top one of a single figure is Urban Tracks in a woodland colourway, woodland tracks if you like. The front one in the group shot was called "brush" pattern I think...then we have skorpian (multicam), woodland tracks and urban tracks

Cant really see the bottom one well enough


Realy nice uniforms !

I've questions...

What's this camouflage ?

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It's one picture from Natick lab. showing a Close Combat Uniform's design...but never see it before. I found these picture some years ago.

And for information, the "Urban tracks" camouflage was tested in others designs (sorry for bad quality of picture) :

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The last soldier wears the Close Combat Uniform Jacket, but with another design of trousers in Urban Tracks Camouflage (with pads on knee).



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Posted 21 December 2011 - 01:15 PM

I've received this shirt that I've won on ebay today: ccu shirt in the scorpion pattern
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 01:15 PM

with flash
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 01:18 PM

one of the shoulder pockets had been removed,
the name tap too
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