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Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum Today, 01:24 AM
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Posted By Gran Sasso
Looks like he is wearing regular y-straps?

Looks like he is wearing regular y-straps?
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 05-27-2020, 12:44 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Gran Sasso
To bad the Wehrmacht would not been so smart to...

To bad the Wehrmacht would not been so smart to add a handle....

And BTW, where do you see FJs?
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 05-26-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By Gran Sasso
Looks more like a french MG 24/29 to me

Looks more like a french MG 24/29 to me
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 05-25-2020, 09:41 PM
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Posted By Gran Sasso
Pulled

Pulled
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 05-25-2020, 07:03 AM
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Views: 1,333
Posted By Gran Sasso
It just says he was reburried at honor-cemetary...

It just says he was reburried at honor-cemetary at hill 107, plus date and grave number.
Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment 05-24-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By Gran Sasso
As said its not a replica but a real postwar cap...

As said its not a replica but a real postwar cap pimped to look a Luftwaffe one.

BTW, no M43 style cap of the 3rd Reich ever had that diamond shaped plastic (here removed) in the liner.
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 05-24-2020, 07:04 AM
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Posted By Gran Sasso
"I have never seen so they do not exist..."......

"I have never seen so they do not exist..."... :confused:

Eric Queen collection
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 05-23-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 40
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Posted By Gran Sasso
Thanks Bob! Had found this in an old military...

Thanks Bob!
Had found this in an old military magazine from the 70s:


"Almost unnoticed the fate of a FJ San-Kp commanded by Oberarzt Dr. Hartmann was fullfilled during those hours (when the...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 05-23-2020, 04:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,333
Posted By Gran Sasso
Dr. Hartmann, KIA at crete:

Dr. Hartmann, KIA at crete:
Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment 05-23-2020, 03:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By Gran Sasso
Typo, its 24

Typo, its 24
Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment 05-21-2020, 11:52 PM
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Posted By Gran Sasso
Thats for dropping heavy gear, like a PAK or...

Thats for dropping heavy gear, like a PAK or motorcycle. In this bag go 5 regular canopys for drop containers, and their connections to the dropped item go through the 5 holes.

Named...
Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment 05-21-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By Gran Sasso
As marked on the canopy: Fallschirmkappe für...

As marked on the canopy: Fallschirmkappe für Leuchtbombe - canopy for flare-bomb (a very large flare)...;)

BTW, a canopy for a drop container has 20 panels. Canopy for pilots rescue chute 34, and...
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 05-21-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By Gran Sasso
Red cross, not Wehrmacht. Color and construction...

Red cross, not Wehrmacht. Color and construction are typical for the civilian branch of the DRK.
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 05-21-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By Gran Sasso
All i can tell you that the webbing is the same...

All i can tell you that the webbing is the same used for blankets strapped to horses, and this type of carbine hook is also used at horse gear.
So definately horse related.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 05-20-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,906
Posted By Gran Sasso
Intersting they still use the early diagonally...

Intersting they still use the early diagonally opened drop containers with removable inserts.

The drum shaped containers are for bicycles.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 05-20-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,906
Posted By Gran Sasso
Your right, looks like them at both boots, very...

Your right, looks like them at both boots, very interesting,
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 05-20-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,906
Posted By Gran Sasso
Yes thats a first type FG42 sitting there

Yes thats a first type FG42 sitting there
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 05-19-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By Gran Sasso
Thats the kind of stuff they sell in greece - and...

Thats the kind of stuff they sell in greece - and especially in crete - to tourists.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 05-17-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By Gran Sasso
Ok, with the add. link plus more fotos the 1st...

Ok, with the add. link plus more fotos the 1st one is off a smock - the 2nd one?
Forum: Living History Forum 05-17-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,788
Posted By Gran Sasso
The 1813 iron cross had a plain center The...

The 1813 iron cross had a plain center

The 1870 one had a "W"

The 1914 one had a "W" + a crone

The 1939 one had the swastika

Period
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 05-17-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By Gran Sasso
Exactly - imo none is a smock eagle

Exactly - imo none is a smock eagle
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 05-17-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By Gran Sasso
FJ smock eagles cut-off at estand

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1046013

I wonder what kind of smocks they were cut from...?
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 05-16-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Gran Sasso
Orig. WW2

Orig. WW2
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 05-16-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By Gran Sasso
For 6 mag MP40 pouch - very rare

For 6 mag MP40 pouch - very rare
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 05-16-2020, 12:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By Gran Sasso
Not fake - fantasy, as this type never came in...

Not fake - fantasy, as this type never came in any SS camo.
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