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Bundeswehr uniforms
« on: May 15, 2014, 08:58:50 PM »
Although I don't collect Bundeswehr uniforms or militaria,  I thought I'd ad this website on uniforms of the German Armed Forces,
sorry, it's in German, but you'll be able to tell the difference between the Army, Navy, and Air Force.
http://de.scribd.com/doc/48564831/Uniformen-Bundeswehr
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Re: Bundeswehr uniforms
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2014, 12:59:25 AM »
I've got some ex-Bundeswehr flecktarn camo pants and a Gortex parka. It's good stuff...I wear them when I go hiking. Re the website, it's interesting to see that even today, some of the uniforms are not too far removed from the styles worn during the Nazi era....it's mainly just the insignia which differs.
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Re: Bundeswehr uniforms
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2014, 09:24:25 PM »
I've got some ex-Bundeswehr flecktarn camo pants and a Gortex parka. It's good stuff...I wear them when I go hiking. Re the website, it's interesting to see that even today, some of the uniforms are not too far removed from the styles worn during the Nazi era....it's mainly just the insignia which differs.
Maybe some people just can't let go....
The East German military uniforms were even more so styled after the Nazis, wouldn't surprise me if they used old Wehrmacht uniforms at the begining left over from the war, they were always short on everything up until the falling of the wall.
I will ad some East German military nostalgia in the Cold War section.

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Re: Bundeswehr uniforms
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2014, 06:46:59 PM »
Your speculation was correct about the East German's using old stock Third Reich uniforms and in a lot of cases should boards and collar tabs. The East German government was more concerned with getting the people back to work and the Russians had captured full warehouses full of uniforms, boots, leather belts and other equipment that was pressed right back into service. When the wall came down in 1989/90 there were still a lot of uniforms and other items that came out of those warehouses..

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Re: Bundeswehr uniforms
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2014, 10:03:24 PM »
One can still buy East German militaria at good prices, and needless to say, the older, the more exspensive, just like everything else. ;)
http://www.ebay.de/sch/DDR-/34675/i.html?_catref=1&_from=R40&LH_ItemCondition=3000&_nkw=ddr
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Re: Bundeswehr uniforms
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2016, 09:00:05 AM »
 Got a colour pic of that camo pattern Pat?
Ian, thought I'd move the German camo here to Bundeswehr uniforms.
Here you go.

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Re: Bundeswehr uniforms
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2016, 10:39:50 AM »
Thanks Pat. Not a pattern I'm familiar with. Does it have a name like the current flecktarn does? (Oops...it's "liebermuster"... isn't it?! )  The jump / field jacket is similar in cut to the French type of the period.
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Re: Bundeswehr uniforms
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2016, 12:04:49 AM »
Pair of Bundeswehr Paradestiefel/Parade boots. Not sure if the spurs are military.
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