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First pattern Heer insignia for the M33tunic


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    We all know the iconic M36 tunic as we call it with 4 patch pockets and a dark green collar; but did you know when it first came out it had a collar made of uniform cloth. It was the same color as the uniform. The shoulder boards were also made of the same material. The collar tabs were backed on a dark field grey (reseda green) material. While the collar and the boards were a uniform cloth the sleeve chevrons, signal blitzes, and specialty patches were made of the dark field grey. Here is an example of the first pattern of Heer uniform insignia for the new style tunic.

 

Fred

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      Quite a while Paul.The hardest parts were the correct collar tabs backed on reseda green and the obergefreiter and Hauptgefreiter chevrons.  I have upgrade the hauptgefreiter chevron with a issue piece with embroidered pip.

 

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     The boards are unpiped with the waffenfarbe shown in the embroidery. No piping and made out of uniform material. They are definitely skinnier than WWI board but definitely have some of the characteristics though. They didn't last very long, 2-3 years and then they went to a dark green, badge cloth.

 

Fred

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