Just finished updating the uniforms section of the site, adding several items I have had over the years (and wish I still had!)
Here are some of the items…
1st Pattern Mouse Gray Denim Special-Purpose Tunic for Armored Reconnaissance Personnel. I have been fortunate enough to acquire several of the 1st and 2nd pattern special-purpose tunics over the years. This particular tunic was acquired through a chance encounter with Italian collectors at a MAX Show years ago. It has since been sold to a good collector friend.
1st Pattern Reed Green HBT Special-Purpose Uniform for Armored Car Personnel. As with the 1st pattern mouse gray special-purpose tunics, fortune has smiled on me with the acquisition of several of these over the years as well. Although the over-all appearance is essentially the same, there are some construction details that are different between the mouse-gray and reed-green versions of the jacket. Here is an example of one of them.
The blue Denim work uniform was worn until the end of the war by armored vehicle crewmen, both in training and at the front. Since it was very similar to work uniforms worn even today in Germany, it is hardly surprising that few of these survived the war. I have encountered two complete sets in mint condition over the years, as well as a nicely worn top. Since I like the field-worn items, I have traded out one of the mint sets and have the other one for sale. A butt-ugly uniform, but one which was widely worn by armored personnel.
1st-Pattern Panzer tunic for an enlisted man assigned to the armored reconnaissance school at Krampnitz. The only golden-yellow collar-piped 1st-pattern Panzer tunic I have owned. It has been featured in several books, to include Scouts Out. It was traded out to a good collecting friend, with whom I have the right of first refusal.
Field gray Panzer-type tunic for an enlisted man assigned to an armored reconnaissance element. Nice minty example of a field-gray tunic. This tunic currently resides with a collecting friend of mine in France.
This walking-out dress uniform is for an enlisted man assigned to the testing and demonstration battalion of the armor school, as indicated by the Gothic “V” (Versuchs-) on the shoulder straps. The uniform had seen its share of wear & tear, but the shoulder straps are nearly impossible to find. Currently with a collector friend in Indiana.