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Thread: Illustrated German Uniforms of WW2

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    The germans have style i'll give them that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grunt1983 View Post
    The germans have style i'll give them that much.

    The uniforms were designed by Hugo Boss under Hitler's direction, to make the soldiers look taller then normal. The jacket was cut short and the belt at the waist was high to give the impression that the soldiers were taller than they really were.

    As some of you may know Hugo Boss is still in operation today and their styles are on the cutting edge of men fashion in Europe. A Hugo Boss suit here in southern California runs around $1,200.00 (www.hugoboss.com)

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    Awesome job on these! And very interesting.
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    a couple have them using PPSHs is that a weapon capture, of goof?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRAVO JULIET View Post
    a couple have them using PPSHs is that a weapon capture, of goof?
    Captured weapons.The Germany army used a lot of captured Red Army equipment and vehicles, from the PPSH to the T-34 tank.

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    Captured PPSH were the 2nd most common SMG used by german forces in ww2. It could use the german 7.63X25mm pistol ammo already available, so it was not a supply problem.

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    Generally weapon capture.

    Soviet semi-auto rifles were also a favourite and can also be seen in numerous wartime photos.

    Ammunition and parts were more than plentiful.

    You can imagine the appeal of an SVT or PPSH to a man issued with the K98....


    Here are a few period images.
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    I like the Osprey books i have a few myself.I do just look at the pictures

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    Nice and very useful for modellers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smersh View Post







    Look at these boots it pretty much like the same as Todays army wears in Astan.

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    I think they look more like the jungle boots used in Vietnam rather than those modern ones used in the overseas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally1967 View Post
    Look at these boots it pretty much like the same as Todays army wears in Astan.
    You can buy good repros of these boots, not really expensive.

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