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Re: Plane Tree No.5 Camo Tunic

Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:54 pm
by Steiner
Hi mate, plane tree camo was worn only by Waffen SS, not Heer. Camo tunics were fairly rare really - more common would be the smock.

Re: Plane Tree No.5 Camo Tunic

Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:05 pm
by Steiner
Good idea. Or... you could try the Dot44 (or peas pattern) tunic - that was worn on its own in the summer, or over a tunic in the winter.

Re: Plane Tree No.5 Camo Tunic

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:23 pm
by Gadge
I've seen pics of the smock worn on its own in russia in the summer... sometimes with a neckerchief.

I *personally* wouldnt get a tunic like that, they would have been private purchase tailored items for senior officers (you wouldn't get away with it in the ranks)

Why not get a HBT feldgrau tunic, everyone overdoes camo in wwii airsoft as it is.

Re: Plane Tree No.5 Camo Tunic

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:23 am
by Kermit
Tunics like that were field-made items run up by unit tailors - normally from material taken from fooked zeltbahns. I've only seen a couple of pics of their use, and they were all either senior NCO's or Officers.

Re: Plane Tree No.5 Camo Tunic

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:09 pm
by Gadge
Have you considered wearing the dot44 uniform on its own, thats pretty lightweight for hot climates

Re: Plane Tree No.5 Camo Tunic

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:25 am
by Gadge
Well the best excuse is 'because you want to' its not like you're going re-enacting in it.

I wouldn't do it as i'm a re-enactor but if its purely for playing a game and making yourself comfier and less visual then sod it!

Just be ready to justify yourself to dozens of anal retentives like me on any forum you post pics on :)

Re: Plane Tree No.5 Camo Tunic

Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:59 pm
by dog green 1
One of the guys in our re-enactment group had a sneaky way of getting around hot weather. he bought a cheap swedish tunic, cut off the collar and the top 2 buttons, shoulders and slightly down the back. He was left in effect with a bib made from the top most part of the tuinc. A liitle hard to describe without pictures. He then sewed this into a smock so it looked like he was wearing his tunic underneath. It meant it was also very easy to roll his sleeves up. With collar tabs it looks the businesss and keeps him cool when everyone else is sweating their borrocks off.

Re: Plane Tree No.5 Camo Tunic

Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:09 pm
by Chomley-Warner
:rofl: :good:

Re: Plane Tree No.5 Camo Tunic

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:22 pm
by pikestaff2
hello, just had a look through Micheal D Beaver's book on Waffen ss camou, he states plain tree was only made into headgear, smocks, zelts and combies, however, before peadot came along, okaleaf was made into four pocket tunics

Re: Plane Tree No.5 Camo Tunic

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:54 pm
by Kermit
I've got copies of original pics of field-made Plane Tree tunics in use by SNCO's and Officers. I'll take pics seen by my own eyes over whats written in a book.

As to the Oakleaf tunics and trousers, there were factory made ones as well as field made ones.