WW2 Afrika Korps Frog?

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WW2 Afrika Korps Frog?

Post by Porcelain44 » 25 Jan 2020 22:19

I just got this out of a house. Can anyone tell me if this is a WW2 made German desert, tropical or late war bayonet frog?
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Re: WW2 Afrika Korps Frog?

Post by John G. » 27 Jan 2020 02:25

Yes, original German canvas frog. Made for tropical issue and made through out the war years, late war issued where ever available as supplies of leather became scarce. Only way of categorizing it would be if it had a readable date. Of course, everyone calls them tropical Afrika Korps frogs.
Nice frog.
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Re: WW2 Afrika Korps Frog?

Post by Poot » 27 Jan 2020 07:51

Weren't these also used in Italy and in Med-based locations? Seems like it would have been region-appropriate, and in the same regional supply chain.

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Re: WW2 Afrika Korps Frog?

Post by John G. » 27 Jan 2020 12:29

Yes, certainly initially.... But as supplies became scarce, they (and other tropical intended supplies like "Y straps", canteens, belts, etc.) Were issued anywhere. Certainly supplies would be more available in the warmer climates, but issue late war was any and everywhere.
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Re: WW2 Afrika Korps Frog?

Post by Poot » 27 Jan 2020 16:57

Thanks John G.
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Re: WW2 Afrika Korps Frog?

Post by Porcelain44 » 28 Jan 2020 04:45

Thanks very much guys.

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