Fuhrer train image with guards wearing bad weather face shields

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Fuhrer train image with guards wearing bad weather face shields

Post by gumbytoddnet » 18 Oct 2022 05:49

I thought I would share this photo. It's not a very good quality one. But what I find very interesting are the soldiers wearing the clear face shields! Not the normal goggles you see so often! I wonder if these were only issued to Hitler's motorcade guards? And what other special equipment was used for him?
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Post by SIS 5 » 18 Oct 2022 14:48

Hi gumbytoddnet,

sorry, I cannot give the answer, but a better quality of this pic (source: "Kraftfahrzeuge und Panzer" by Werner Oswald).

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Post by gumbytoddnet » 19 Oct 2022 04:00

Thank you Bert! Bigger better view too!

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Post by Michael Kenny » 19 Oct 2022 05:32

A scan done with with descreening would remove the 'dots' (moire pattern) on the last image

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Post by Hans1906 » 19 Oct 2022 12:19

Michael Kenny is right, a very good hint, but the topic is complexe...

Read more about this: https://www.scantips.com/basics6b.html

Start page "A few scanning tips by Wayne Fulton": https://www.scantips.com (Started in 1997 !)

The sites of Mr. Wayne Fulton are online for decades, excellent ressource, probably the very best ressource online, very recommended! :thumbsup:
I myself learned a great deal there, more than in any handbook or instruction manual.

By the way, face shields made of Plexiglas or similar materials for German motorcycle troops are not known, they could have been test specimens, anything is possible...

History of "Plexiglas": https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plexiglas

German goggles had lenses made of clear celluloid, or real (security)glass, which was the standard at the time.
Zelluloid: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zelluloid

So called "Bubble" motorcycle face shields made from "Lexan" became popular in the late 1960s/early 1970s.
Lexan does not shatter into small and dangerously sharp fragments like Plexiglas, which was one of the reasons for not using Plexiglas for such purposes...


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Post by gumbytoddnet » 19 Oct 2022 15:06

Thanks for for all the input gentlemen. Good links Hans. Thank you.

I recall reading about a P.08 with a flashlight attached for Hitler's house guards too. It always amazes me how cutting edge some of these gadgets
from the war were.

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Post by Hans1906 » 19 Oct 2022 15:53

Hi gumbytoddnet,

you are probably referring about the "Night PistolLuger with a flashlight.

Link: https://gunsngear.tumblr.com/post/16593 ... stol-luger

Can't write anything "serious" about it, a modern "construction", unfortunately I don't know..? :roll: :lol:
Nothing against a German 08 Pistole, definitely one of the best semi-automatic pistols of all time, but I don't know what you can find on the Internet over all these years...


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