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Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 05-20-2020, 04:57 PM
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Posted By Ken N
Thanks guys. It's really not a disappointment as...

Thanks guys. It's really not a disappointment as I had no illusions as to it being real. Just wanted to verify before tossing it.
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 05-20-2020, 11:54 AM
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Posted By Ken N
A better photo of mine. The detail of the leaves...

A better photo of mine. The detail of the leaves is really not as good. That's why I think it's bad. But I'd still like confirmation one way or the other if I could.
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 05-20-2020, 11:46 AM
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Posted By Ken N
Junker paratrooper homework

I'm really trying to do my homework on this Junker paratrooper badge. I've gone through the originals gallery and find that it compares most closely to the one in the photo (mine is at left, the...
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 05-10-2020, 04:09 PM
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Posted By Ken N
Gary: That is fascinating. Do you think they...

Gary:

That is fascinating. Do you think they were made for export to the UK? or locally made for the British army of occupation in Germany? By 1952, what were they still occupying besides Berlin?...
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 05-08-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By Ken N
You are more orderly than I am.... . .

You are more orderly than I am....
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Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 05-07-2020, 11:28 PM
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Posted By Ken N
Why is that?

Why is that?
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 05-07-2020, 09:31 PM
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Views: 407
Posted By Ken N
a couple of Tan "Wasser" 20L jerricans

Over the years, I have seen and owned a good number of the "ABA" produced tan "Wasser" cans; almost always dated 1942 or 43. One thing that I have noticed in every one is that there is no variation...
Forum: Large Ordnance Forum 05-07-2020, 09:14 PM
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Posted By Ken N
King tiger ammo boxes

I am not 100% fluent in Wehrmacht-ammunition-crate-label reading. But I'm going by the top line indicating these crates hold ammunition for the KwK43 which is only found on the Tiger II.

The...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 05-05-2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 800
Posted By Ken N
I'm not trying to beat this to death. I just...

I'm not trying to beat this to death. I just wanted to add another visual regarding the detail.

At left is a portion of the "FI" cypher compared with a portion of an infantry regimental cypher...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 05-04-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 800
Posted By Ken N
I appreciate everything that has been said here....

I appreciate everything that has been said here. I'm listening. Although I may appear to be arguing the point that these are original; I am in fact not. I'm just throwing out some observations to see...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 05-04-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 800
Posted By Ken N
I found this thread from a few years back in...

I found this thread from a few years back in which "Persian Gulf" shows his waffenrock with FI boards that he has had since the 70s. He gives some decent close-ups of the cyphers.

I prepared a...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 05-03-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 800
Posted By Ken N
Fallschirm Infantry ciphers

Do you think these ciphers look OK?

The bottom two photos are 2 views of each cipher
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 04-12-2020, 02:16 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Ken N
UV light on 2 sets of boards-- Strange results

I hit these two sets of boards with UV light. Notice how there is reaction to the outside strands on one set and a mixture of strands on another set.

I know UV light is not the acid test....but...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 04-09-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By Ken N
Wonderful. Thank you very much

Wonderful. Thank you very much
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 04-09-2020, 08:47 PM
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Views: 316
Posted By Ken N
eagle from a step-in smock

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that I believe that this is an original. Am Im right?
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 04-05-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By Ken N
Well, I guess that answers that. Nothing beats...

Well, I guess that answers that. Nothing beats comparison photos as a learning tool. Many thanks for the good news!
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 04-04-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By Ken N
I see a single cypher being offered by LUX...

I see a single cypher being offered by LUX militaria. Showing it here compared with mine. The LUX cypher has sharper edges and a more shallow impression of the inside letter details.

Are these...
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 04-04-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By Ken N
"Germania" cyphers

I like the boards but I am lost when it comes to cyphers. Does anybody have an opinion?
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Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-24-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By Ken N
I know I am showing these out of sequence. But...

I know I am showing these out of sequence. But here is Hartmann next to a Kubelwagen just after Barbarossa kicked off but before "Nordland" got into it.
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Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-24-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By Ken N
Here you see Hartman at right. It is earlier in...

Here you see Hartman at right. It is earlier in the campaign (actually south of Tarnopol)

At this point, he is still wearing collar insignia. The fellow in the center is Ostuf Schroter. He was...
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-24-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By Ken N
Everybody should look at this original photo

This is Hauptsturmfuhrer Hans-Jorg Hartmann. A company commander in "Nordland" regiment of 5th SS wiking. Pictured here in the summer of '41 in the Ukraine. I have this image from his photo albums.
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Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-24-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Ken N
2 Deschler skulls... could one be original?

Could either of these be originals? I've taken so many bad guesses, I give up...
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Forum: Campaign Shields and Cufftitles 03-24-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By Ken N
Help needed in the Crimea...

I am thinking that this one is bad. But as far as shields go, I am mostly wrong.

Can anybody confirm?

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Forum: Campaign Shields and Cufftitles 03-24-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Ken N
Many thanks to you Mr Pascal

Many thanks to you Mr Pascal
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-24-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By Ken N
Some panzer eagles for review

Or are they all panzer? I have heard some of the silver ones on black being called Navy administrative. Is there a difference between Pz and KM admin?

To me # 1 seems a flat-wire officer panzer....
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