THE GERMAN SOLDIER - WHAT YOU'LL NEED

German Soldier Uniform and Field Gear

  

LIST OF EQUIPMENT
FOR THE
BASIC GERMAN SOLDAT

 

Uniform

 

M40/M43 Wool Tunic or Dot-44

M36/40/43 trousers in Feldgrau with slash pockets or Dot-44

Sleep shirt

Field caps - Feldmutze in Feldgrau wool or camouflage M43

Jack boots or ankle type boots with gaiters

Type II camouflage smock or Dot-44 uniform

Patterns for Camouflage

 

Plane Tree (Models 1 to 6)

Blurred Edge

Oak Leaf (Types A or B)

Dot-44

 

Weapons

 

Rifle Model K98 Carbine - standard service rifle authorized for all enlisted personnel

8mm rounds

Flare pistols (carried by officers, NCOs, and vehicle owners only)

Pistols like the P-38 and P-08 (carried by officers, medical personnel, MG crews, all NCOs, vehicle owners, artillery crews, anti-tank crews, signals personnel and drivers)

 

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Field Equipment

 

Black leather three compartment ammo pouches for 98K with stripper clips

K98 bayonet with frog

K98 bayonet with scabbard/ wood or bakelite grips

Black leather belt and SS EM buckle

Bread bag - gray/green canvas with leather straps on flap

Canteen with cup - Covered with wool/felt and the metal cup in Feldgrau or black bakelite

Gas mask with canister - in Feldgrau.

E-tool - straight or folding types, with black leather carrier

Y-straps - black leather with the 5 leg type

A-frame and bag

Mess tin - Feldgrau or black

Combination fork, spoon eating utensil

Flashlight - Feldgrau or black.

"D" Rings - black leather belt loop with square or D shaped ring

Zeltbahn (shelter quarter SS pattern)

Type I SS camouflage smock and helmet cover

M-35, M-40, M-42 pattern Stahlhelm helmet

Wallet

SS Soldbuch

 

Insignia

 

White or grey thread SS rune collar tabs

Bevo Hohenstaufen cuff title

Bevo or machine embroidered SS sleeve eagle

Black wool shoulder boards with gold yellow (recon/Cavalry) Waffenfarbe

 

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