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  • Alien
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    Originally posted by kammo man View Post

    Here’s a very rare poly spot zelt
    I personally have never handled one or got near one.
    A 1940 onwards item.



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    A very good thing! Please post more photos and a photo of the brand?

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  • kevin john
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    Wonderful thread ,i really enjoyed wading through it,i know now what a Zelt is now John.

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  • kammo man
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    I know it’s splinter but worth showing en mass of Zelts being used
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  • Tony T-S
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    It would be great to have a "contents page", thread that links all these camouflage threads like the one that links all the PLM types in the Imperial section. These camo threads are so informative.

    ED Or does that already exist in the General "links" pinned thread?

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  • kammo man
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    Ah ok thanks for the info G
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  • NicholaSS
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    Originally posted by kammo man View Post

    Late war the Zelt is still used as a Cammo layer
    Here is the BE pattern


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    this I have meant, it is a smock.

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  • NicholaSS
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    It is BE smock.

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  • Graham G
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    Which other one? I bought the Estand one. It's the same zelt. NW40 is a district of Berlin where Warei/Walter Reichert firm was located, and has nothing to do with any year.

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  • kammo man
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    I see that but the other is 40


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  • RobertE
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    Graham, thanks for posting the pictures and tutorial. It is helpful for laymen such as myself.

    s/f Robert

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  • Graham G
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    Originally posted by kammo man View Post
    The zelt with the white number is 1940
    That’s later considering it’s an early pattern


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    This zelt was manufactured in 1939; one panel is the 1938 variant (white square), the other the 1939 variant, and uses lateral for the small bits. Other white square ones are dated 1938, and use block instead of lateral.

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  • David T
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    The "white square 5" zelt is not 1940. "40" is the address. Berlin NW 40. This stamp refers to the manufacturer and their address. The manfacture date stamp would be at the opposite corner. The zelt with Whitesq 5 is dated 1939.
    Last edited by David T; 02-11-2020, 10:31 PM.

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  • kammo man
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    The zelt with the white number is 1940
    That’s later considering it’s an early pattern


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  • Graham G
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    Something not many people fully understand - evolution. Here is the "evolution" of planetree #5. From it's initial, extremely rare experimental variant in 1938, the uncommon 1939 version, and the common 1940 "coffee beans" pattern (sadly, I don't own any of the super late denumbered stuff).

    You can clearly see the shapes get more defined and smaller, more detailed spots appear out of the earlier crude blobs. Also, all early first generation planetree patterns featured a small, crude number in a white square; only in 1939 or so do we see the defined number.
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  • salt*creek
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    I’ve owned several of these early ones and never had a white number. Probably a trait from a certain manufacturer.

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