Original Gulf War Iraq Army Uniform and Equipment Grouping - U.S. Veteran Bring Back

Item Description

Original Items: Only One Group Available. Ever since the beginning of time, when two or more countries were at war, soldiers would acquire items worn by the opposing force. Soldiers would swap uniform items with other soldiers, whether it be small pins and insignia to actual clothing and equipment. During WWII the allies would swap insignia, patches, boots etc and they would also “acquire” items worn and used by the opposing forces and send them home. The militaries of the 21st century still uphold the habit of acquiring these such items and this grouping is a prime example of that.
Surrendering Iraqi soldiers during the Invasion of Iraq led by U.S. forces would discard weapons and equipment all over the battlefield. There are many stories and accounts of American troops moving up to a position and all that would be left would be piles of uniforms, helmets, web gear and weapons. A Lot of Americans would stow away this gear in their packs in the hopes of sending them home or bringing them home on their person. This grouping was brought back in that fashion by an American who fought in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The items included in this group are the following items:
- Iraqi Dark Tan M80 Helmet: The helmet is dark tan, almost brown in color. The helmet was originally painted tan but then was painted again. The liner appears complete and in heavily used condition. The Iraqi M80 Helmet is a military helmet made of compressed canvas used by the Iraqi Armed Forces from the early 1980s onwards. They were used in the Iran–Iraq War, the Persian Gulf War/Operation Desert Storm, and the 2003 Invasion of Iraq/Operation Iraqi Freedom. These helmets were originally manufactured and designed in South Korea by Hyundai Heavy Department or H.H. Didizian, both are South Korean companies, but in 1990 an Iraqi-made version appeared, which is usually fitted with a distinctive rubber rim. Both types of helmet are still in limited service with the Iraqi Security Forces but are being replaced by the American PASGT helmet.

- Iraqi Black Beret: This is a great service worn Iraqi Army Beret that was used during the second war of the Gulf in 2003. It was then brought back by a returning USGI. The design is fairly standard, with an Iraqi army badge on the front. The badge has the stars running horizontally across the central shield, unlike those during Operation Desert Storm, which had the stars running vertically.

- Iraqi M59 Gasmask and Carrier: Type M-59 Iraqi gas mask of Yugoslav manufacture, based on a US pattern issued during the Vietnam War. During the reign of Saddam Hussein the Iraqi armed forces bought military technology and equipment from all over the world but also manufactured their own equipment of both indigenous and imported designs. The carrier appears without damage, but it is faded and we do believe has a unit marking on the back.

- Iraqi Backpack Load Bearing Harness: The harness is undamaged and was used to attach any assortment of rucksacks, backpacks and virtually any other piece of pack related field equipment.

- Iraqi P58 Pouch: We have not been able to find any information on this pouch. It appears as if its meant to be secured around an object to be carried, a very similar design for an M249 SAW spare barrel carrier.

- Iraqi Woodland DPM Blouse: There appears to be no damage and there are no markings present.
Collar to Shoulder: 9"
Shoulder to Sleeve: 22"
Shoulder to Shoulder: 16"
Chest Width: 15"
Waist Width: 18"
Hip Width: “19
Front Length: 27”

- Iraqi LT.Col. Shoulder Board: The shoulder board is for an Iraq Army Lieutenant Colonel and is offered in great shape. There is dried adhesive on the back side, indicating that it was more than likely used on a U.S. Military recognition board for Iraqi officers.

- Iraqi Music Corps Insignia

- Iraqi Armored Corps Insignia: The 9th Armoured Division is a formation of the Iraqi Army, originally formed probably around 1975, but disbanded in 1982. It was reformed after 2004.
This is a wonderful and genuine U.S. bringback from Operation Iraqi Freedom. All items come ready to display in your Global War on Terror collections!
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