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View Poll Results: Which smock pattern best represents the FJ?
Green dual zipper step in (M36) 23 4.50%
Green step in (M38/40) 183 35.81%
Splinter step in (M40) 106 20.74%
Tan tropical step in (M41) 18 3.52%
Splinter button down (M42) 144 28.18%
Water pattern button down (M42) 37 7.24%
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Old 11-03-2009, 08:18 AM   #16
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That's a nice splinter Rob ! When are you going to show it properly ?
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:46 AM   #17
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My choice would be Splinter .
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Mine as well, and a step in example of course.
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:48 AM   #18
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...a "grün meliert" step in of course...the most typical Fallschirmjäger uniform!

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Old 11-03-2009, 11:42 AM   #19
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M38 or M40 step-in or either one modified. Their use can be seen throughout the war on every front.
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:05 PM   #20
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Hi,
splinter step in...

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Old 11-03-2009, 12:21 PM   #21
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M38/M40 GM Step-In

Nice step in Rob!!!! Let's see more of it plese.
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:38 PM   #22
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Thanks guys !
I am in the process of researching the owner , when that is finished I will do a thread on the owner and smock .

Regards , Rob.
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Old 11-04-2009, 01:36 AM   #23
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Has to be a Green Step in for me.
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Old 11-04-2009, 02:22 AM   #24
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my favorit is Green step in (M38/40)
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Old 11-04-2009, 04:30 AM   #25
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Has to be the Green step in for myself!

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Old 11-04-2009, 01:00 PM   #26
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the first image that comes to mind for smock type is the green step in. Though I think in development the splinter patterns are my favorite, especially this one, to be picky, would top it off for me to have the pull tab's

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=391720

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Old 11-04-2009, 02:39 PM   #27
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Hm, 50/50 between step-in and splinter!
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Old 11-04-2009, 02:46 PM   #28
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Who are the two guys who voted for the tropical jump smock??!!

Many are voting for their "favorite" smock. This was not the poll, but "what smock best represents the image of the WW II Fallschirmjäger?"

Obviously, IMHO, it will always be the splinter step in, for reasons stated in my book.
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:19 PM   #29
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Dear John,

Your opinion may be honestly held, but they were not called 'Splintertarn Devils' by their fellow countrymen, were they?

I believe that those of us who have voted for the M38/40 have been motivated by the 'images' of 1940 and 1941. True, the splinter smocks were in evidence in Crete, but not to the same extent as the earlier M38/40. To me, as I guess to many other enthusiasts, the image will always be the sweaty, grimey Jaeger of Crete, victorious in his green smock.

That is my honest opinion.

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Old 11-04-2009, 06:30 PM   #30
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I vote for the splinter for the "typically associated" with the FJ, although, marsch pattern just for the colors is my favorite Heer camo pattern, I realize the splinter are harder to find, but I prefer to collect what I like, and not what others define as 'must haves', simply personal preference.
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