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Plash-Palatka (Rain-cape/tent)

Postby Mr_Flibble » Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:20 pm

The Russian soldier, like his german counterpart was often equipped with a shelter-half or tent. And also like the German one it served as a rain cape and found several other uses.

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To wear it as a cape, fold the top left corner underneath the hood, put it around your shoulders and knot the corners together in front of you
See here


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Several types of tents can be built with one or more Plash Palatkas

From the DDR Zeltbahn Manual
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f154/WPFG/Zeltbahn0001.jpg
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f154/WPFG/Zeltbahn0002.jpg


And here's a quick "how to roll your greatcoat"
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That concludes the lesson in one of our progressive weaponsystems, comrades!
Please turn to your commissar if you have any questions ;)

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Postby Diggah » Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:36 pm

Excellent work comrade Flibble. We are pleased to award you with the Medal for Distinguished Labour for your efforts. Conitune the fight comrade! ;)

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Postby slick63 » Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:49 am

Thanks for that, I may have to make up a greatcoat roll :)
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Postby Poacher » Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:58 pm

Worn as a cape, hood up, then sit on your helmet. You can stay dry and warm for ages. I'm a big zelt fan but for personal protection from the elements, the plash rocks.
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Postby Helga Geerhart » Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:04 pm

question poacher, diggah, flibs. The russian capes on ebay (theres quite a few on and off constantly) are they post war ? does that matter ?
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Postby Mr_Flibble » Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:59 pm

The only big difference is the grommets. War-time ones had leather ones, brass ones are definitely post-war.

Jude Law had it wrong in Enemy at the Gates ;)
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Postby Helga Geerhart » Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:01 pm

Ta Rick :D
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Re: Plash-Palatka (Rain-cape/tent)

Postby Lardassmonkey » Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:35 pm

I'm still trying to figure out how to roll up my Plash properly. Does anyone have any in depth instructions on how to do it?
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Re: Plash-Palatka (Rain-cape/tent)

Postby sorokin » Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:13 pm

Lay it flat.
There's a seam down the middle.
Fold in all 4 corners but the edges should not meet, leave a gap of about 8cms across the seam.
On both edges that are parallel to the seam start folding in about 5cms folds.
Keep folding both sides in to the seam.
Fold the 2 folded halves at the seam.
Now fold the whole lot in half and tie off the bottom with web strap or even string.
You should now be able to put your head and arm through it with that last fold resting on your shoulder.
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Re: Plash-Palatka (Rain-cape/tent)

Postby Lardassmonkey » Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:23 pm

Thanks for that Sorokin, will have another go tomorrow.
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Re: Plash-Palatka (Rain-cape/tent)

Postby sorokin » Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:55 pm

Some pics of plasch folding:

http://picasaweb.google.com/simcaff/Plasch
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Re: Plash-Palatka (Rain-cape/tent)

Postby Special Department. » Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:28 am

Comrades,
As an aid to the struggle to throw back the Pit Viper Vandal Horde, this has been worked on by the 185th Independent Electronic Interpretation Shock Batt of the 62th Army... :wink:

The fittings Issued with the Plash-Palatka.

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One Wooden Peg, One Wire Peg,Two Wooden Poles and a three metre Guy Rope.

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Re: Plash-Palatka (Rain-cape/tent)

Postby Special Department. » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:18 pm

Comrades,
The declassified Images of the Research and Development Directorate's completed Production quota .

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The Wooden Peg Complex is from a Production Centre from this Military District, the Wire Peg is from a Camping store, (lucky for them that their product already conformed to Moscow Centre's Norms, thus saving SMERCh small arms ammunition in the hunting down of Wreckers).

The Poles were a discovery, three years back at the Detling Front I recovered as trophies, thinking them only Fascist junk to be used and thrown away when no longer needed, during an audit of the Rezidency's Trophy Archive Storage Facility, these three Poles were found ( after interrogation), to having all the Dimension Norms laid down in the Progressive Historical Document declassified in an earlier posting by this Command.

The Archive Bureau Director and his Staff have been arrested for failure to identify possible State Property earlier.

After a period of rehabilitation by SMERCh the Poles were transferred to Rezidency's Regimental Direction of Interest 13.

The Guy Rope is from B and Q .....

All this was possible due to the advantages of a Centrally controlled Command Society.

Urrah!.

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Re: Plash-Palatka (Rain-cape/tent)

Postby Special Department. » Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:20 pm

Comrades,
The latest improvements to this Rezidency's scale of Issue due to 24 hr War production... Everything for the Front!.

The Historical Document.
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And this Comrades, is me....
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And Note, how the Meshok is sized to the full Tent Fittings bag.... interesting.

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