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#1 23-10-2015 16:27:43

zip3120
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Italian tropical paratrooper tunic M 1941

Ciao
finally I found the most rare item of Italian militaria!! The Italian tropical paratrooper Sahariana M 1941
Its owner was one of the few survivors of El Alamain battle.
He returned home and then fought in the Repubblica Sociale paratroops.
This tunic has been used by him in RSI.

This tunic has been published in 2008 in the most famous militaria magazine in Italy.

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#2 23-10-2015 17:08:57

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Re: Italian tropical paratrooper tunic M 1941

very nice tunic...it's rare I think....

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#3 23-10-2015 17:19:18

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Re: Italian tropical paratrooper tunic M 1941

It is super rare. Only few Italian parÓ came back from El Alamein!
this is the only tropical tunic I have seen in 37 years of collecting.smile

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#4 23-10-2015 19:33:18

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Re: Italian tropical paratrooper tunic M 1941

Beautiful and still stamped! Congratulations and thanks for sharing!
Regards.

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#5 24-10-2015 00:33:48

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Re: Italian tropical paratrooper tunic M 1941

Great item! Rich A. in Pa.


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#6 24-10-2015 09:02:22

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Re: Italian tropical paratrooper tunic M 1941

Very nice zip. Another great addition to your huge and awesome collection.
The close ups are helpful to check on the fabric. Reminds of a pair of questionable boards i have. I will post a picture later.


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#7 24-10-2015 21:27:03

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Re: Italian tropical paratrooper tunic M 1941

Here it is. Is it an Italian fabric? Is it called Olona cloth?

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#8 25-10-2015 10:10:25

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Re: Italian tropical paratrooper tunic M 1941

the " tessuto Olona " is the classic italian tropical cloth.
You can easy see in the previous close ups of the tunics.
Please post pictures of the boards as I could see them entirely.

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#9 08-01-2016 17:58:05

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Re: Italian tropical paratrooper tunic M 1941

hello Zip , I am looking ParÓ trousers ... any pair for sale ?

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#10 08-01-2016 19:33:31

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Re: Italian tropical paratrooper tunic M 1941

Ciao Paolo
Sorry I am looking too.

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#11 14-01-2016 21:19:36

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Re: Italian tropical paratrooper tunic M 1941

I've a friend which is looking for 4 pairs !!! we are lucky looking just for one  tongue

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#12 14-01-2016 23:36:13

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Re: Italian tropical paratrooper tunic M 1941

I think it will be very difficult for him!  wink

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#13 15-01-2016 14:32:02

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Re: Italian tropical paratrooper tunic M 1941

Marco sorry, i have just seen your request for the boards. I must have missed it the previous time.

Here are some more pics:


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http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2378_img_4415.jpg

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2378_img_4416.jpg

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#14 15-01-2016 18:24:56

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Re: Italian tropical paratrooper tunic M 1941

Hi Don
No I don't think they are in OLONA cloth.
The tessuto Olona is a cotton cloth, very very compact and durable (see the last pic of the tunic).. In the past it has been used used for the construction of sails and the hammocks of sailors!

Please Don could you give me your opinion on my new LW trousers I posted on 01/13?
If you judge them good they could be a good replacement of my previous fake LW trousers I posted in the forum, and I returned back to the seller.
Unfortunately I have not received any replies in this regard.

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#15 15-01-2016 19:11:10

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Re: Italian tropical paratrooper tunic M 1941

Hi Marco, thanks for the reply.

About the trousers, i saw the post but didn't reply since i don't know anything about them. I never had any such trousers in my collection so never studied them in detail.


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#16 15-01-2016 21:26:10

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Re: Italian tropical paratrooper tunic M 1941

Thanks Don

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#17 09-05-2017 16:38:36

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Re: Italian tropical paratrooper tunic M 1941

Nice tunic.
Tropical paratrooper tunic is the M42 and not M41.
This is mine tunic, This belonged to the medical officer Carrozza Giuseppe one of the medic of the Folgore Division,
He was captured by the English army at El Alamein and transferred to a prison camp in England
http://i66.tinypic.com/qqdcnb.jpg[img][/img]

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#18 09-05-2017 17:13:47

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Re: Italian tropical paratrooper tunic M 1941

Great group! Rich A. in Pa.


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#19 10-05-2017 10:04:31

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Re: Italian tropical paratrooper tunic M 1941

Fantastic uniform.

Yes for collector you are right, Tropical paratrooper tunic is the M42,  indeed the regulation was established on Sept 1942!.
However inside the tunic is clearly visible the wording "GIUBBA MODELLO 1941"


http://i63.tinypic.com/v6hifb.jpg


Please are you so kind to post any pics of the trousers?
Ciao
Marco

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#20 10-05-2017 15:41:13

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Re: Italian tropical paratrooper tunic M 1941

I have two pair of M42 tropical paratrooper trousers, here the stamps.
http://i64.tinypic.com/24fk8cm.jpg

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#21 10-05-2017 15:42:33

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Re: Italian tropical paratrooper tunic M 1941

and here a photo of the trousers.
http://i68.tinypic.com/1125t7t.jpg

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#22 10-05-2017 15:46:19

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Re: Italian tropical paratrooper tunic M 1941

Here a pair of shoulder straps, used on Sahariana by the doctor, with an inusual parachute.
http://i66.tinypic.com/11so5k9.jpg

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#23 10-05-2017 15:56:08

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Re: Italian tropical paratrooper tunic M 1941

The M41 tunic.
http://i68.tinypic.com/1zejn9d.jpg

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#24 10-05-2017 15:57:24

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Re: Italian tropical paratrooper tunic M 1941

The M40 tunic used at El Alamein.
http://i68.tinypic.com/2ue1xcx.jpg

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#25 10-05-2017 17:18:47

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Re: Italian tropical paratrooper tunic M 1941

Nice! Rich A. in Pa.


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