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Old 09-04-2005, 12:26 AM   #1
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Hi there.................is there any good website(s) that give a good over view of all(or most) the BRD(west germany) army uniforms???????

when I do search with BRD & Bundeswehr....................it only give me the present germany unifrom and e-bay auction.............

Please help!!!!!
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Old 09-09-2005, 02:18 AM   #2
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I guess I put this in the wrong thread!!!!!

Should I put this in the DDR thread??????

I just want to c the difference between NVA and BRD(am I typing this wrongly??!!!)

It's seem that that the German army tradition did not quite preserved in the BRD.......................(anyway I haven't seen much of them)
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Old 09-11-2005, 01:02 PM   #3
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Hello bf109e4,


try this one, it is the official website of the Bundeswehr:

http://www.bundeswehr.de/C1256EF4002...5NJE2570FEGNDE

When You click on "Die Uniformen und Rangabzeichen" You will get a good overview about today's german army.

The early Bundeswehr uniforms were much influenced by the US-army, however they had a jacket which was a bit like the assault-gunner jacket of WW 2.

The east german NVA took over the uniforms from the Wehrmacht and in fact they used the same rank system, same colors for branches and even the experimental model 45 steel helmet was introduced.
A bit of a joke of history that those who were strong anti-fascists took over much of the Wehrmacht traditions.

If You want I can post some early Bundeswehr photos here, just have to scan a few.
Let me know.

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Old 09-12-2005, 04:46 AM   #4
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Hello again,

I have here a short overview abd comparison between early Bundeswehr and NVA. I do not claim that it is complete, just what I can contribute.

1.) Early Bundeswehr uniform:


You see the double row of buttons and the short jacket which is a bit "inspired" by the Wehrmacht Panzer jacket. Color of this uniform was a dark-grey.

2.) Another shot of same uniform:



Left is an officer, right a NCO ( KpChef and Spiess of one unit )
Note the large baggy pants. These were awful.

3.) Second type of uniform introduced in 1957



A four pocket tunic was introduced in 1957 but you could see the older short jackets up until the mid sixties. Rank insignia for enlisted men was worn on the sleeve below the divisional symbol.

Will continue that thread later.

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Old 09-12-2005, 05:08 AM   #5
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the BRD really looks like the US soldier to me!!!!!

It's seem that they have loss the German's army tradition!!!!!

I donno whether is good or not!!!
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Old 09-12-2005, 05:44 AM   #6
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4.) For comparison, a NVA soldier:




5.) A NVA airforce soldier:



6.) A Bundeswehr airforce soldier:



7.) Early Bundeswehr uniform with collar insignia



These collar insignia indicates branch of service (infantry here) and were inspired by US insignia.
Later the Bundeswehr switched back to the old Litzen system and used colors for branch of service, just like in the Wehrmacht.

8.) General of the engineers ( a knight's cross holder in the Wehrmacht)



9.) Airforce NCO wearing his wartime decorations



Continued....
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Old 09-12-2005, 05:54 AM   #7
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Finally some combat uniforms and equipment:

10.) The early Bundeswehr camo uniform:



11.) In colors:



12.) The camo tents were inspired by the rare Leibermeister pattern:



13.) The Bundeswehr used the old MG 42 og the Wehrmacht in a modified version (first as MG-1, later MG-3)



14.) First model rifles, G-1, later the G-3 became the standard rifle



15.) Machine pistol was for a very long time the UZI.



16.) A paratrooper of the Bundeswehr




That's all for now. All these photos are from my collection, so please do not use them otherwise then for Your private archives.

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Old 09-12-2005, 01:06 PM   #8
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Excellent photo,s Robert !!!

Love the Bundeswehr Officers with the 1957 ribbon bars , got any more ?
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Old 09-13-2005, 02:39 AM   #9
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Hello Grant,

be my guest.



Above: Un-named KC-holder



Above: General Speidel with signature



A Major in the Wehrmacht...



... and Colonel in the Bundeswehr.

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Old 09-13-2005, 06:09 AM   #10
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Hi Robert
great photos just love early Bundeswehr stuff heres a few from the web and love that splinter pattern very collectable now

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Army Major Hans George Munz. Two photographs, small version wearing Knights Cross as WWII officer, signed second dressed in Bundeswehr uniform signed to reverse
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