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SS License Plate / Heer Plate overpaint...
Old 04-09-2018, 09:16 AM   #1
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Default SS License Plate / Heer Plate overpaint...

Here is an interesting piece, what appears to be an SS license plate overpaint on what was originally a Heer license plate 'WH'.

Never say never especially with material and vehicles being requisitioned and possibly switching units.

Has anyone encountered something like this before...?
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Old 04-10-2018, 04:58 AM   #2
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that is the correct way most should be
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Old 04-10-2018, 07:18 AM   #3
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Hi,

Yes, correct, most vehicles when manufactured belonged to the Wehrmacht and got Heers numbers, hence WH.

If then issued to anybody else they would need to overpaint the WH number with their own. Its not 100% that way but close.

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Old 04-11-2018, 05:16 AM   #4
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Thankyou for confirming my suspicions.

Also, the number of this plate corresponds with being in the same numbering group that has been confirmed from photographs of Leibstandarte motorcycles.

This prompts me to ask another question as I have so far not seen a photograph of a motorcycle with this type of rectangular plate, as per Figure 1 below.

Motorcycles commonly had the plates as shown in Figure 2 & 3 below.

Has anyone seen a motorcycle with a rectangular plate and/or could it be that the numbering?

Does anyone have an order of battle with possible vehicle types and numbers of the Leibstandarte's Kradschützen Bataillon...?
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