Found this at a surplus store this weekend - took a gamble and now I'm curious. It's a 2004 or 2005 spec ACU, not FRACU. After researching, I've found a few bloggers experimenting with RIT dye and ACUs, but nothing nearly this dark. It's a very, very dark earthen brown. Airsofters? Has anyone ever seen anything like this in person before?
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3rd SFG(A) were using some dyed ACUs that were more of a gray/green or dark gray in color. Have a couple of operator worn tops that came out of Ft Bragg.
I have not seen the ACU, but I do have several SF modified DCUs dyed to the dark earthen brown color that you are showing and describe above. All of the dyed DCUs in my collection came out of the Ft. Campbell area.
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