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    parafal
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    DDR jacket

    Post by parafal on Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:43 pm

    I found this one at a Thrift Store, looks nothing like my other regular models, but it has some similarities with my FJ model.
    Now, i have no idea what it is so here are some pics to see if you guys have a better idea .




    And next to my FJ model



    Foliage loops in the same location on both jackets


    Same type of elbow pads on both.

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    Re: DDR jacket

    Post by Martin on Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:45 pm

    I'm pretty sure it's an earlier model of the standard ground troops uniform, 1970s or early 1980s? Any stamps? Should have the date.

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    Re: DDR jacket

    Post by ehrentitle on Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:59 am

    Martin wrote:I'm pretty sure it's an earlier model of the standard ground troops uniform, 1970s or early 1980s? Any stamps? Should have the date.

    That was my first thought, but I don't believe the standard East German Rain Pattern field uniform has the padded elbows like the Paratrooper version of the uniform. Perhaps it's a version used by reconnaissance troops?

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    Re: DDR jacket

    Post by parafal on Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:45 am

    Martin wrote:I'm pretty sure it's an earlier model of the standard ground troops uniform, 1970s or early 1980s? Any stamps? Should have the date.

    Stamps are to worn out to read.

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    Re: DDR jacket

    Post by Albano on Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:24 pm

    Your jacket seems to be a 1967 1st pattern type B. Check the chest pockets lining to tell if it's a B1 (early production) or B2 (later production). B1's have a thin fabric lining. B2 uses same camo cloth for lining.

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    Re: DDR jacket

    Post by ehrentitle on Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:20 pm

    Albano wrote:Your jacket seems to be a 1967 1st pattern type B. Check the chest pockets lining to tell if it's a B1 (early production) or B2 (later production). B1's have a thin fabric lining. B2 uses same camo cloth for lining.

    Best regards

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    Are you referring to the chart posted on this thread on the DDR WAF forum relating to rain pattern uniforms (see post #64):

    http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=98349&highlight=rain+pattern+uniform&page=5

    I don't think I've seen the reinforcing material on the elbows of non-airborne uniforms before. But I don't have early regular NVA uniforms, just the para version. Did this elbow padding ever exist for conventional uniforms?


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    Re: DDR jacket

    Post by Martin on Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:29 pm

    Is it actual thick padding/cussioning on the elbows or just a cloth reinforcement?

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    Re: DDR jacket

    Post by parafal on Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:59 am

    There is no padding under the elbow reinforcement.
    By the photos on the Wehrmacht Awards awards i think i narrowed down to a 1970s model, regular infantry jacket.
    Thanks for all the help guys.

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    Re: DDR jacket

    Post by Albano on Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:43 am

    ehrentitle wrote:
    Albano wrote:Your jacket seems to be a 1967 1st pattern type B. Check the chest pockets lining to tell if it's a B1 (early production) or B2 (later production). B1's have a thin fabric lining. B2 uses same camo cloth for lining.

    Best regards

    .

    Are you referring to the chart posted on this thread on the DDR WAF forum relating to rain pattern uniforms (see post #64):

    http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=98349&highlight=rain+pattern+uniform&page=5

    I don't think I've seen the reinforcing material on the elbows of non-airborne uniforms before. But I don't have early regular NVA uniforms, just the para version. Did this elbow padding ever exist for conventional uniforms?


    Yes i was. That topic is of great help.

    Best regards

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    Re: DDR jacket

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