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    A few oiccys of My German Stuff

    Post by chevpol on Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:09 pm

    Ok folks,

    a couple of piccys here

    Para Boots



    And a 80's tracksuit top



    Enjoy

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    Re: A few oiccys of My German Stuff

    Post by Easy Gee on Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:02 pm

    German Para Boots, possibly the best Boots in the universe Wink
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    Re: A few oiccys of My German Stuff

    Post by chevpol on Wed May 25, 2011 5:46 pm

    Some more, Jacket bought from Anchor Supplies, £9.50, cap bought off Ebay recently (I think £5!)

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    Re: A few oiccys of My German Stuff

    Post by Feindflug on Thu May 26, 2011 3:56 am

    well, the 'para' boots are not really uncommon, as they were issued to nearly every unit in the German Army afaik from 2000 on.

    I was issued them as well when I joined in July 2000.
    One difference to boots of older issue is the pleat above the heel, which was introduced to assure a more comfortable wear.

    Think I still have both of my pairs at home and if you'd like to have a pair let me know....both pairs were used during my parachute jumps in the army Smile
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu May 26, 2011 5:35 pm

    Yup, standard issue BW boots.

    The parka is of an earlier type made only in 1993. This is what I've classified as Type 5, which means nothing to anybody but me Very Happy The distinguishing characteristics (besides the date) are:

    1. Pen pocket on right sleeve. After 1993 it was moved to the left sleeve.

    2. Velcro between pocket flap snaps, sewn through from the front and the bottom is about 1cm from the bottom seam of the flap. Other variants have the velcro sewn to the inside of the flap only, others are sewn through but aligned with the lower bottom seam. After 1993 there is no velcro on the pocket flaps at all.

    3. Internal chest pocket pen pocket is off centered to the right. Some models have it to the far right, but the standard post 1993 has it in this position.

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    Post by chevpol on Thu May 26, 2011 5:51 pm

    thanks for the replys, I have niticed that there are 2 brown buttons an the outside, what are they used for please?

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    Re: A few oiccys of My German Stuff

    Post by chevpol on Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:21 am

    Ok folks,

    some more bits of West German kit, 2 berets, and a peak cap, any ideas as to what badges I would need to put on them?

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    Re: A few oiccys of My German Stuff

    Post by marder on Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:47 pm

    Mark, your M43 style cap is probably either Police or BGS (Bundesgrenzshutze,Fedral border guards)and not Bundeswehr, unlike the two green berets, which are Army berets, you can fit badges from the following formations, "Panzergrenadier-truppe", "Jagertruppe" or "Wachtbataillon BMVg". They are inexpensive badges and can easily be bought on E-Bay.
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    Re: A few oiccys of My German Stuff

    Post by chevpol on Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:51 pm

    Steven,

    thanks for that, I thought that the M43 cap is BGS, but I wasnt sure

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