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Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment Today, 02:32 PM
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Posted By SMP
Not one I would want

Not one I would want
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria Today, 02:15 PM
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Posted By SMP
The more I look at it, the more I dislike the...

The more I look at it, the more I dislike the rivets on the buckle side. They are not like known originals. I doubt it was made that way at the factory.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria Yesterday, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By SMP
It is an original 1943 G&S but it has been...

It is an original 1943 G&S but it has been repainted at some time. It has a very strange rivet pattern on the buckle side, I doubt this is original. The net is a recent addition.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 12-02-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,106
Posted By SMP
A competent seamstress ought to be able to...

A competent seamstress ought to be able to restore the arms of the swastika (assuming they were broadminded and not offended by the nature of the work)
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 12-02-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By SMP
Yeah, just thought I would spell it out ! ...

Yeah, just thought I would spell it out !
The graphics are all wrong on the decal, but your point about no decals on CKL shells is equally valid .
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 12-02-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By SMP
That's because the decal is fake on this one.

That's because the decal is fake on this one.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 12-01-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By SMP
2nd helmet is a Post-War Danish re-issue, made (...

2nd helmet is a Post-War Danish re-issue, made ( as was normal) with a mix of WW2 British parts .
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 11-18-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,372
Posted By SMP
I looked a while back, but the quality of posts...

I looked a while back, but the quality of posts was laughable . This forum remains the only quality FJ forum !
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 11-13-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,673
Posted By SMP
I call this a splinter B , because the splinters...

I call this a splinter B , because the splinters are typical Luftwaffe B.




I am assuming you are not saying it is this type
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 11-13-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,673
Posted By SMP
John and I are talking about the size and shape...

John and I are talking about the size and shape of the "splinters" , not the colours. These are the large Heer type, not the small Luftwaffe type. Their shapes are different .
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 11-13-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,673
Posted By SMP
Thanks Willi, but isn't this Heer splinter ( ...

Thanks Willi, but isn't this Heer splinter ( splinter A ) ?
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 11-13-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,673
Posted By SMP
What is the material ? Is it a cut-up zeltbahn ?

What is the material ? Is it a cut-up zeltbahn ?
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 11-09-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,237
Posted By SMP
Shame. It would have been a very interesting find.

Shame. It would have been a very interesting find.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 11-03-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,106
Posted By SMP
Fabulous smock - my favourite type !

Fabulous smock - my favourite type !
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 10-31-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By SMP
Agreed. Hope that's not bad news.

Agreed.




Hope that's not bad news.
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 10-29-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By SMP
I have come to believe that flattened tips and...

I have come to believe that flattened tips and heavy wire is a good sign that the hooks are WW2. Post-war hooks looks similar but have round ends, and are slightly lighter gauge wire. That is not to...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 10-28-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,831
Posted By SMP
Utterly fantastic. They don't get better than...

Utterly fantastic. They don't get better than that. Well done, Willi !
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 10-22-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By SMP
Text book ! Congratulations . Good to know their...

Text book ! Congratulations . Good to know their history.
Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment 10-20-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By SMP
Yes seen on green LW HBT tunics , and very...

Yes seen on green LW HBT tunics , and very occasionally on some smocks.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 10-16-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By SMP
I am sure the seller was happy. The starting...

I am sure the seller was happy. The starting price was only 399.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 10-09-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By SMP
Don't think I have ever seen WUK on a chinstrap,...

Don't think I have ever seen WUK on a chinstrap, but who knows ?
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 10-09-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,175
Posted By SMP
Looks like I need to brush-up my French, as well....

Looks like I need to brush-up my French, as well. Great looking books !
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 10-08-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By SMP
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Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 10-05-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,000
Posted By SMP
Another , just for luck .........

Another , just for luck .........
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 10-05-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,000
Posted By SMP
Those are all pads from DD M38s - a different...

Those are all pads from DD M38s - a different kind again. I am talking about the type found for a short period after these . See below.
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