Scouts Out – Chapter 4: Uniforms, Insignia & Ephemera


This chapter provides an overview of uniforms distinct to the reconnaissance forces, with an emphasis on the special-purpose uniforms worn on armored cars and other armored vehicles. The distinctive special-purpose armored vehicle uniforms are outlined initially, highlighting the differences among Army, Waffen-SS and Luftwaffe Panzer-type uniforms and headgear. This is followed by a detailed discussion of insignia, with an emphasis on the Waffenfarben worn by reconnaissance forces. Finally, traditions badges, as they applied to personnel involved in reconnaissance duties, are covered.


The text is followed by a large selection of period images of the various types of uniforms in wear. These are almost all previously unpublished.

Please note that sample pages here are illustrative only. Actual layout differs since this was a rough draft for placement purposes. The text and images remain the same, however.


This chapter’s campaign photos focus on the War in the East.






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