Panzer crewman uniform

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Panzer crewman uniform

Post by decio » 13 Oct 2010 19:21

Hello gentleman!
This is my first post on this forum. I've been browsing this forum for a while and I'm founding it very interesting, but I was not involved in any discussion before. I'm attaching a photo of two panzer crewman wearing a black uniform. I'm very interested in obtaining a cut of their jacket. There is a possibility to tailor that jacket maybe in leather (I fancy that idea a lot).
Thanks a lot!
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Re: Panzer crewman uniform

Post by Ian Hulley » 13 Oct 2010 22:05

In the UK it's the model for a whole generation of leather motorbike jackets, zip-up of course.

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Re: Panzer crewman uniform

Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 15 Oct 2010 01:09

Ian, would,nt is be nice to have those 2 uniforms shown in your collection??? Complete with all medals, caps,armbands,leather as pictured? 8-)

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Re: Panzer crewman uniform

Post by Ian Hulley » 15 Oct 2010 09:52

You're right there Mark, MEGA bucks stood there between them all.

Interesting that the 'GD' crew in the black wraps were either in self-propelled artillery or transferred in from the cavalry ... notice the General Assault badges rather than the Panzer Assault badges you'd expect to see.

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Re: Panzer crewman uniform

Post by tigre » 25 Jan 2020 00:07

Hello to all :D; a complement..................................

Uniforms of the German Panzerwaffe.

At the end of 1934, a special uniform for men of the armored formations began to appear on the scene. Although the design and color were practical features, their origins may have been influenced by the uniforms of the Hussars with the skull of the German Empire. These were crossed black jackets, with the skull emblem. Features included the double-breasted style that provided additional protection against the weather and the color black was adopted so that oil and gasoline spills in the uniform did not look as bad as in the gray-green.

Initially, these uniforms were to be used only when the crew was with the tank or armored vehicle, including the Schützenpanzerwagen - SPw Sd.Kfz. 250/251 (half-tracks). It also restricted the use of such uniforms to tank crews. Whenever crew members were away from the vehicle, such as a home leave or other tasks, the service uniform (field gray) should be worn. At the end of 1940, however, the service uniform was no longer delivered to armored crews, with the exception of the ield gray coat, so the black uniform should be worn on all occasions.

The initial provision of the black uniform for the tank crew consisted of the black panzer beret, the campaign jacket, the campaign pants, a dark gray tricot shirt and a black tie.

Source: Hitler's Light Panzers at War: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives. Paul Thomas
https://panzerworld.com/uniforms-heer-introduction
https://www.mystalk.com/detail/18778675 ... 536794522/
2_WK FotoAlbum Panzer !!! bei eBay_de 1918-1945

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Post by tigre » 26 Mar 2020 23:36

Hello to all :D; more..................................

Uniforms of the German Panzerwaffe.

Source: https://www.ebay.de/itm/I331-Panzer-Reg ... 7675.l2557

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Post by tigre » 12 Aug 2020 22:30

Hello to all :D; more..................................

Uniforms of the German Panzerwaffe.

Source: http://www.janssen-militaria.com/oscomm ... anguage=en

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: Panzer crewman uniform

Post by tigre » 13 Jan 2021 02:57

Hello to all :D; but also the Luftwaffe had tanks..................................

Panzer-Division Hermann Göring!

Personnel who served in the Panzer units (tanks and recce units) of the Hermann Göring Division received the black wraparound tunic and the black overseas and M43 field caps. The first provisions were taken from the Heer's warehouses. Although with the emblem of the eagle in the style of the Luftwaffe. The original first national eagle pattern (as of March 1935) was used until a slightly modified second national eagle pattern was introduced in late 1936 or early 1937. Regulations dictated that the national eagle should be used on almost all the headgear and right chest of almost all uniforms with a few minor exceptions.

Source: https://www.gettysburgmuseumofhistory.c ... certified/
https://custermen.com/ItalyWW2/Luftwaffe.htm

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Re: Panzer crewman uniform

Post by Hans1906 » 13 Jan 2021 13:32

Quote: "In the UK it's the model for a whole generation of leather motorbike jackets, zip-up of course."


For the "history" of the (black) leather jacket, I like to recommend the 1985 book:

The Black Leather Jacket (Mick Farren)
Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Black_Leather_Jacket

The 1988 TV documentary with the same title not known to me, sorry..? :|

Leather jacket (Wiki E) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leather_jacket


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