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Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present Yesterday, 02:26 PM
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Posted By Klaus1989
MP5 magazine pouches, in this case Bund for BGS,...

MP5 magazine pouches, in this case Bund for BGS, but Polizei used same model. Uzi (MP2) never used "MP40 style" pouches. They are still in use after curved magazines introduced (even have seen in...
Forum: Deutsche Demokratische Republik 03-24-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By Klaus1989
always thought was only export helmet and not...

always thought was only export helmet and not intended for NVA, but i read sometimes, that it was originally. Interested, if there is documentation for this? Is interesting, because NVA had already...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 03-07-2020, 07:58 PM
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Posted By Klaus1989
smooth is Polizei, although some repainted BGS...

smooth is Polizei, although some repainted BGS helmets have less texture.

1951-53 is WW2 shells with the US "Riddell" styl suspension and rivets. 1953 start to introduce the familiar leather...
Forum: Italian & European Axis Allies Forum 02-29-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 89,385
Posted By Klaus1989
this "short visor" variant is not shortened...

this "short visor" variant is not shortened regular helmet, but made from rejected vz.32 helmet shells sold to Bulgaria (probably by Germans, not many details). Shells were reheated and reshaped to...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 02-21-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By Klaus1989
look like shortened Sten mag pouches used by West...

look like shortened Sten mag pouches used by West Berliner Polizei in 50s and 60s. Or at least construction is based on them. Colour is unclear in photos and have not seen one in a collection so far....
Forum: Italian & European Axis Allies Forum 02-21-2020, 09:09 PM
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Posted By Klaus1989
summer field cap "krumovka" for other ranks in my...

summer field cap "krumovka" for other ranks in my collection. Unlike the wool winter model and the Italian bustina, the earflaps not extend over the top. Other ranks caps are not easy to find,...
Forum: Italian & European Axis Allies Forum 02-13-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Klaus1989
yes the shkolnik uniform is original, i question...

yes the shkolnik uniform is original, i question only the shoulderboards, which are brown and handsewn. Normally for this time were red (for infantry) and machine sewn. I suspect they are...
Forum: Italian & European Axis Allies Forum 02-10-2020, 03:43 AM
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Views: 260
Posted By Klaus1989
Photos of original enlisted M36 summer tunic...

Photos of original enlisted M36 summer tunic (enlisted model upgraded to officer, which is occasionally seen in period photos, but rare) and NCO model M36 for a shkolnik, that was on ebay awhile ago,...
Forum: Italian & European Axis Allies Forum 02-10-2020, 03:33 AM
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Views: 260
Posted By Klaus1989
not sure what you refer to with "greenish field...

not sure what you refer to with "greenish field drab" uniform? The wool uniforms were brown, only the linen summer uniforms are slight olive colour. Sadly Bulgarian enlisted uniforms are very rare...
Forum: Italian & European Axis Allies Forum 02-10-2020, 03:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By Klaus1989
there are no signs of any other awards or badges...

there are no signs of any other awards or badges beside the single medal loop, so that is only award, that i restore. A portrait of an Armoured Brigade kapitan in same uniform on p. 219 in Vachkov...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 02-06-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Klaus1989
simple - it was planned to use and was not....

simple - it was planned to use and was not. Governments make often extra equipment and of course with expectation to issue it, but for various reasons this sometimes not happen. Older items probably...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 02-06-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Klaus1989
yes it exist this BW type canteen for BGS, but...

yes it exist this BW type canteen for BGS, but not think were issued. Same with the last model riveted breadbags with leather edging - seem to be only stockpiled and never issued. 80s...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 01-19-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By Klaus1989
berets in link look typical blue and not grey to...

berets in link look typical blue and not grey to me? Definitely not NVA Fallli berets. UNTAG was issued with berets from the UN central depot in Brindisi/Italy, which is common for UN missions....
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 01-19-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By Klaus1989
i considered Turkey also, but not sure how active...

i considered Turkey also, but not sure how active they were with UN peacekeeping missions during times, that they used M56.



sadly was in a facebook militaria group. A couple commenters...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 01-19-2020, 01:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By Klaus1989
nice helmets! The 30 man Volkspolizei contingent...

nice helmets! The 30 man Volkspolizei contingent of UNTAG not seem to wear helmets and helmets not mentioned in "Auf deutsch-deutscher UN-Patrouille: Die polizeiliche Beobachtereinheit der DDR in...
Forum: Deutsche Demokratische Republik 01-12-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By Klaus1989
most DDR action seem to move to facebook since...

most DDR action seem to move to facebook since last several years. Several DDR collector groups are very active there.
Forum: International Militaria Forum 01-08-2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By Klaus1989
nothing look particularly Bulgarian to me. None...

nothing look particularly Bulgarian to me. None of the wartime photos i have seen seem to show speed lace hooks (have all holes) and ankle construction is different. Bulgarian enlisted items are also...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 01-07-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,869
Posted By Klaus1989
sorry must disagree with this claim, because have...

sorry must disagree with this claim, because have collected BW/West German for years and have seen many photos, that contradict this. It is not hard to find photos of the WW2 style helmets in late...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 12-29-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,869
Posted By Klaus1989
on both the BW and GSG9 helmets, the rim is...

on both the BW and GSG9 helmets, the rim is crimped over the edge and so visible also on outside (sorry to call this rolled earlier, i could not think of the English term).
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 12-29-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By Klaus1989
late 50s-early 60s DDR rucksack. Could be either...

late 50s-early 60s DDR rucksack. Could be either NVA or Volkspolizei/Deutsche Grenzpolizei, depend what the stamps inside the flap are. Most commonly encountered is MdI stamp, because Bepo units used...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 12-29-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,869
Posted By Klaus1989
50s BW helmets have rolled rim on outside like...

50s BW helmets have rolled rim on outside like GSG9 helmets (although slightly different shape), so not sure what the shell is. However the chinstraps are from the 60s and later BW jump helmets....
Forum: Italian & European Axis Allies Forum 12-25-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By Klaus1989
stamp look like symbol of Afghan Army. But not...

stamp look like symbol of Afghan Army. But not sure, when this model used. Afghan Army issued British India pattern bottles until at least 50s and Soviet bottles in 80s. Possibly later 60s or 70s?...
Forum: Italian & European Axis Allies Forum 12-25-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By Klaus1989
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Forum: Italian & European Axis Allies Forum 12-25-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By Klaus1989
Bulgarian Armoured Brigade officer tunic

recent find and a rare uniform to see, only know a couple other examples and one is now in a museum. Bulgarian M43 officers tunic for Armoured Brigade with rank kapitan (captain). This is the better...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 12-15-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Klaus1989
ok must be later model from changes in late 60s...

ok must be later model from changes in late 60s and 70s, so it make sense, that it would follow Polizei types. I focus on 50s-early 60s and this type was not in use during that time.
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