KLMK "Computer Pattern" Camouflage One-piece Coveralls,
In light weight cotton of "Computer Pattern" camouflage
(Russian designation Beryozka or "little birch"). The non-
detachable hood has adjustment string. Note that the hood is
much smaller than the later issues of the same coveralls and
will not fit over a fur cap or steel helmet. There is a and
stamp of the Garment Factory in Kolomna inside the left leg
near the ankle which has a clearly legible 1978 date.
Additionally, there is a small quality control stamp in the
same location. A sewn-in factory inventory paper tag is in
the seam of the leg, on the front.
Generous cut should fit an athletic 6 foot tall man. Like
some other types of Soviet camo, this uniform was designed
to fit over regular field uniform and will accommodate
almost any waist size.
The coveralls are in superb, unissued condition. There are a
couple of areas on the back where the green has faded
somewhat due to exposure to light during long storage but
the faded areas are not very conspicuous. The uniform
appears crisp and factory fresh otherwise. The green
Moshtamp marked buttons don't show any rust.
This KLMK one-piece suit had been used extensively in
Afghanistan by Soviet Airborne troops, reconnaissance forces
and KGB Border Guards. By the mid to late 80s, it had been
gradually replaced with the more practical two-piece suit in
the same "Beryozka" pattern. The KLMK coveralls were not
designed to have a long service life and as the result,
surviving examples are fairly scarce - especially in
unissued condition and with such an early date.
Note that the mannequin items in our photos are not included
but some may be available elsewhere in our catalog. /See
"Camouflage Uniforms of the Soviet Union, 1937 to the
Present", by Dennis Desmond, page 89/.