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Tan and water camo?

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I want to use tan and water camo items for my German load out,

I know it isn't an SS camo but other than that I don't know much :(

Does anyone here know which units would have had it? Was just for any non SS unit?
And when was it introduced? So what theatres could it be used for?


Topic starter Posted : 07/12/2014 7:32 pm
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From what little research I've just done in the past 3 minutes, this topic has popped up on reenactor forums.

Apparently, this type of camouflage was first put onto a smock in 1943 as some lucky devils have dated smocks with that year. So, already it's limited to The European Theatre on both sides versus the Russians and Allies. Next, there's the lack of photos, but from what can be told this was produced until the end of the war, so it's assumed that shipping was incapable of getting them to units without being destroyed by the air.

Do not take my rather lax research as gospel, as I'm sure someone will correct me, but it is a Euro-Theatre item only from 43 onwards.

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Posted : 07/12/2014 7:52 pm
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It is generally a very late war thing, and like all late war things (like Dot 44 camo) somewhat restrictive as to when it is 'correct' for.

Having said that, my LFD jacket is tan & water, because it looks cool :) Even if it does mean your own side think you are a British para and shoot you in the back.


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Posted : 08/12/2014 1:55 pm
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I think I have also not shot you in the front before because I thought you were a British Para.

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Posted : 09/12/2014 5:22 pm
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Fotos of Sumpfmuster smocks in use on Normandy D-day and D-day + are not unusual. The 21st Panzer Div had units on maneuver who had been issued smocks for that exercise.

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Posted : 14/12/2014 1:27 pm