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Old 01-12-2018, 07:23 AM   #16
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Very nice tent. Haven't seen that type before.
Do you know anything more about it ? What was its purpose and why do you think it is prewar?

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Old 01-12-2018, 08:16 AM   #17
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Many thanks guys! I think this is a keeper!

Why I consider this a pre-war zeltbahn is because of the frame and grommets are aluminum. Wartime would have had zinc grommets and most likely a steel frame since aluminum was diverted to manufacturer aircraft. I have also handled 100's of original Splinter A zeltbahns the colors of the zeltbahn are very common from 1937-1940 or sooner. It could be early war, but most likely pre-war from the rich dark colors IMHO. Drew
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:24 AM   #18
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I do not have any information, but one is shown in "Camouflage Uniforms of the German Wehrmacht" by Werner Palinckx with Dr. J. F. Borsarello on page 233, which was owned by Dan Peterson. In the photo you can see Dan Peterson's zeltbahn does not have the frame since the center of the zeltbahn sags.

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Never seen before - Fantastic!
Have you more informations about this kind of tent?
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:17 PM   #19
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Fantastic !
Thanks for showing !

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A fascinating piece of equipment!
Old 01-15-2018, 04:36 PM   #20
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Always more things to learn about German equipment, a great find and in superb condition also lucky to have the frame for the tent. Thanks for showing this on here. Regards David.
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Old 01-16-2018, 12:42 PM   #21
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Outstanding example First time I see one.
How did they carry the alu poles in combat they look to be full length...
Were these shelters transported on vehicles or each soldier individually ?
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Old 01-22-2018, 06:50 PM   #22
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Hello blau250,
Sorry for the delay replying back concerning the zeltbahn. The frame breaks down into sections. I took some photos and the zelt came with a carry bag, but not sure if it is 100% original to the zelt, but everything fits in it, so I assume it is original?
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Outstanding example First time I see one.
How did they carry the alu poles in combat they look to be full length...
Were these shelters transported on vehicles or each soldier individually ?
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Old 01-22-2018, 06:51 PM   #23
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Few more photos
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Old 01-22-2018, 07:52 PM   #24
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Very nice for sure a great find congrats. I would think each guy would carry his own tent. Maybe they would leave it in a vehicle until it was time to use it. If you notice in period pictures most guys are not even carrying there backpacks. So they probably didn't carry there tents if they didn't have to
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Old 05-02-2018, 12:49 PM   #25
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I had a gentleman in Europe that has the same zeltbahn, but no frame contact me for the frames dimensions. I accidentally deleted the PM so I want to post the sizes here in hope that he will read this?

The legs are approximately 155 cm each
The cross member that the legs attach to is approximately 175.25 cm
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Old 05-04-2018, 02:47 AM   #26
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That was me thank you for the update , Ian
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