[Sticky] References for German loadouts
Want to know what is worn by who, how and where? Need inspiration???
Here's a list of useful books and web links...
http://web.archive.org/web/200503111029 ... intro.html
A few to get you going with the look and vibe of the german.
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"Truth is a shining goddess, always veiled, always distant, never wholly approachable, but worthy of all the devotion of which the human spirit is capable. "
Id forgotten about this one. LOTS of pics of uniforms, camo, belt order etc etc
Resource page from Lost Battalions. The Enlisted and Officer rank structures offer a comprehensive list (with pics) of different rank insignia. Very useful!
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When we were an Empire it was run by an Empress
Now we're a country we're run by a..........
I am new to comrades in arms and looking forward to the 22nd April. A chance to scrim with my MP40/P08 and my Fallschirmjager gear & equipment. Also looking for hint's/tip's in making it any better. i guess i'll wait for feedback @ 'Arnhem'
Ok, the reason for this thread is I have collected the following reference books and wanted to share them if anyone needs pics/info that I may have.
German Airborne Troops 1939-45 - Bruce Quarrie ISBN 0-85045-480-8
German combat Equipments 1939-45 - Gordon Rottman ISBN 0-85045-952-4
German Airborne Divisions 1940-41 - Bruce Quarrie ISBN 1-84176-571-6
Fallschirmjager 1935-45 - Bruce Quarrie ISBN 1-84176-326-8
Uniforms & Insignia of the Luftwaffe Vol I&II (Hardback) - Brian L. Davies
German Army Uniforms WWII - Wade Krawczyk ISBN 1-86126-268-x
German Soldiers WWII - Jean de Lagarde - ISBN 2-915239-35-5
Not many but a good mixture of original B&W snaps/diagrams/information and colour original gear taken this era.
If I can be any assistance, please ask and I'll try and help you all out.
PICTURES OF SS RANKS (COLLAR TABS) PHOTO HERE
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Just got a fantastic book from Amazon. Called "Waffen SS uniforms in colour".
It's unusual in that it is modern photos (taken in the last 12 months or so), taken in full colour, but featuring genuine items of Waffen SS kit worn by models in authentic looking settings. It shows the variations in camouflage extrememely well. All of the gear is genuine, taken from private collections. I think it's a great reference to see the real deal stuff in full colour.
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Oh for a lottery win see if this works, hopefully will be a link to my current favourite website of research and much droolage ( I really can't afford their prices ) http://www.germanmilitaria.com/ many a wasted hour looking but is handy to be able to see an original item sometimes if you're unsure and all you can find is a sketch/description, their stock is updated every so often, but handily for a browser their older stock is still online. Can be useful knowing if you picked something the right colour (ish as we all know there was much variation due to fabric supplies/manifacture fading etc), style, right amount of pockets to an original etc also usually has a useful blurb to go with the item
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Interesting collection of original photos to be found delving into this web site: http://www.gaissmair.net/pictures.htm
For Flibble! Unusual Leica mod allowing quick change from wide angle to standard, beats having two cameras dangling round your neck.
Just spent a pleasant couple of hours surfing the website of the Second Battle Group , who are LSSAH reenactors in the UK . Lots of usefull photos to get some inspiration from ....now if only they'd take up airsofting so we could invite them along with their vehicles. ...
http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/index.php this is a top website, has oodles of pics takes a while to register so you can view them all, but theres loads of info on there on just about every item of kit you can imagine. Its a collectors based one, so there pictures of kit people have and original photos you won't see elsewhere on the net very handy for researching
Afrika Corp here but the site has load of useful info
Alhtough their waffen ss 're-enactor' is wearing flectarn trousers.
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