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June 12, 2011
 

German: 9th SS Division ‘Hohenstaufen’

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Basis of impression

Pictured is an impression of a Ardennes Offensive era SS-Schütze wearing a field-painted M35 helemt and carrying an MP40. The “Dot 44” (Erbsenmuster) uniform is being worn over a wool uniform for warmth but could also worn on its own in summer.






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Head

• M40 Helmet: £60 – EB (EM, RAU, SoF)

Uniform

• M40 Pattern Tunic: £47– SH (MN, EM, EB, RAU, SoF)
• M42 Pattern Trousers: £37 – SH (MN, EM, EB, RAU, SoF)
• HBT “Erbsenmuster” (Dot 44) Pattern Tunic: £47 – SH (MN, EM, EB, RAU, SoF)
• HBT “Erbsenmuster” (Dot 44) Pattern Trousers: £37 – SH (MN, EB, EM, RAU, SoF)

Insignia

• BeVo collar insignia on M40 tunic, £7 – MN (EM, RAU, SoF, RS)
• BeVo sleeve eagle on Dot 44 tunic: £5 – MN (EM, RAU, SoF, RS)
• BeVo “Hohenstaufen” Cuff Title (M40 tunic, unseen): £10 – MN (EM, RAU, SoF, RS)
• RZM sleeve eagle (M40 tunic, unseen): £5 – MN (EM, RAU, SoF, RS)
• Black shoulder boards with white edging (M40 tunic, unseen), free with tunic – SH (MN, EM, RAU, SoF, RS)

Feet

• Cut down British Army BCH boots to mimic German lowboots: £25 – EB
• Post-war Bundeswehr Gaiters: £10 – EB (SS)

Belt Order

• Leather belt: £16 – SoF (MN, EM, RAU)
• SS Belt Buckle: £15 – SoF (MN, EM, RAU)
• 2 x MP40 magazine pouches: £30 – SoF (MN, EM, RAU)
• Leather yoke: £30 – SoF (MN, EM, RAU)
• Bread bag: £15 – SoF (MN, EM, RAU)
• Mess tins and strap: £12 – EB (MN, EM, RAU, SoF)
• Bayonet frog: £10 – SoF (MN, EM, RAU)
• Gasmask Tin and straps (original): Circa £40 – EB (MN, EM, RAU, SoF)

Weapons

• AGM MP40: £140 – AH (RSOV)
• K98 Bayonet (original): Circa £70 – Militaria Fair (EM, RAU, SoF)
• MP40 Sling: £12 – SoF (MN, EM, RAU)

Also

• Neckerchief, white cotton: Charity shop

Notes

Prices as of June 2011

Key to retailers

MN Militaria-Net (UK) www.militaria-net.co.uk
EB eBay.co.uk www.ebay.co.uk
EM Epic Militaria www.epicmilitaria.com
RAU Richard A Underwood www.richardaunderwood.com
SH Spearhead (eBay) (HK/Singapore) http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/barrylyndon28
SoF Soldier of Fortune www.sofmilitary.co.uk
RS Regalia Specialist www.nicholasmorigi.com
RSOV RSOV (HK) www.rsov.com
AH Action Hobbys www.actionhobbys.co.uk

 

Photography by Chomley-Warner