by austromunga Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:11 pm
In response to your questions..
The helmet band has markings (see pics) the armbands have no markings but one has a Velcro square sewn in to allow use with M75???...
I have found my other Austrian medic paraphernalia... so here's a pic of it all together!!!
Whilst arranging the medic Satchell and dot camo bags for photos..... just then it struck me... as they appeared to be exactly the same dimensions.... I put one inside the other!!! then it all suddenly made sense... the Camo "bag" is actually just a cover for the earlier grey medic Satchell!!!! I hadn't realised this at all... as the two had never met until today!!! the issued example also bears this out... as the wear on the cover flap lines up with the shape of the Satchell!!!you all probably knew this !!! ha ha!!!!
3 zipped compartments
zip makers mark
HBA stamp for 1968?
the unissued dot camo "cover" is an oddity in itself as the colour is almost like a night camo version although I do realise there are different types/variations of this same pattern???
nice sewn in tag in unissued camo cover
marks in issued camo cover but no sewn tag
now the Satchell came with two straps the buff leather one with the same clips as the bag itself and a black leather one which has the same clips as Austrian water bottle covers (see photos)!!??
did the Austrian army use straps like this as the Wehrmacht did... for carrying two ammo boxes for the squad MG !???? any ideas!!