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Steiner
(@steiner_1609088194)
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Sean, no I'm not sure - as I said, it was a bit of a guess (given oft-quoted kit shortages), so I was hoping someone with more DAK knowledge would be able to input. My reply was influenced by the fact that Marsha is going to wear the tropical kit for Cassino, where generic Litzen would be correct.


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Posted : 06/03/2010 1:47 pm




(@lardassmonkey)
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Probably best to stick with the tropical litzen for DAK to stick to the 'norm'. However, as you say, it could probably be either on a tropical tunic in Italy.

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Posted : 06/03/2010 4:23 pm




Poacher
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Further reading would suggest that the tropical litzen and the tropical jacket are very much an item.
The litzen were applied by the factory making the tunic. I cant find anything that looks like continental litzen on Tropical tunics for enlisted men. Officers are another story.
It is also difficult to see many DAK images of the wearing of the DAK and Afrika cuff titles in combat. 7 times out of 10 it's shirt sleeves but when tunics are worn the cuff title is often absent.
Also note that the chest eagle is usually worn lower on the tropical tunic so it is not obscured by the open style of the lapels. The reath with the swastika in it usually sits ON the top flap of the pocket rather than above it.

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Posted : 08/03/2010 10:55 am




(@lardassmonkey)
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The litzen were applied by the factory making the tunic.

Interesting, I wondered if that might be the case. Still the possibility that some other may have been worn (being how soldiers can be) but best to stick to the tropical then.

It is also difficult to see many DAK images of the wearing of the DAK and Afrika cuff titles in combat.

Yes the wearing of the Afrika Korps cuff title wasn't very common. I guess they tended not to bother as everyone was part of it anyway so later on it often wasn't even issued. The Afrika title wasn't instituted until 1943 so its doubtful any were worn in Africa at all.

Also note that the chest eagle is usually worn lower on the tropical tunic so it is not obscured by the open style of the lapels.

makes sense when you think about it but I don't think I'll bother moving mine. Plenty of photos showing it not done as well.

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Posted : 08/03/2010 2:02 pm




marsha
(@marsha)
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what shirt do you wear underneath i don't really want to wear a t-shirt as it doesn't look right





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Posted : 25/03/2010 2:45 pm




(@lardassmonkey)
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I wear a repro M43 shirt for late war stuff. Equally an M41 or M40 tropical shirt is fine. Captured shirts like Italian or Brit KD (although more common in Africa) were also popular. You can get away with civilian shirts too but I'd recommend investing in a repro.

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Posted : 25/03/2010 3:11 pm




marsha
(@marsha)
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i desided to get a repo shirt as i can use it for my heer load out too





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Posted : 25/03/2010 8:09 pm




Seanebabes
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With just over a month to go I assume that the German Heer forces are in training for all that running up and down mountains we'll be doing? I know I'm not... oops!
Out of interest, is any German bringing an mg42? I'm getting excited and thinking about how we will be dislodging all those allied attacks.




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Posted : 14/04/2010 1:44 pm




(@wladek)
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I think you will be MG42-less there Mr Seanebabes, you are going to have to use some of that oh so lauded German ingenuity :whistle:

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Topic starter Posted : 14/04/2010 2:22 pm




Seanebabes
(@seanebabes)
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Bum! Pyro it is then. :twisted:
Has anybody ever managed to come up with airsoft rifle granades? That could be fun. Probably bl##dy dangerous too come to think of it.




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Posted : 15/04/2010 10:22 am




Steiner
(@steiner_1609088194)
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Probably would contravene the law, unless it was propelled by its own power (e.g. the 2-stage pyro mortars).


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Posted : 15/04/2010 5:45 pm




Seanebabes
(@seanebabes)
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I've started training for this event at long last. 2.5 mile run each morning so I'll be able to get up those big hills in something like Gebirgsjager fashion. :? :| :( :oops:

Thinking of transfering to the Panzer Korps now.




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Posted : 17/04/2010 8:03 am




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