Difference between M34, M38 and M40 Side Caps

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Difference between M34, M38 and M40 Side Caps

Post by Nopegineer » 26 Jan 2019 13:40

Hello all,

I've been confused by the terminology of Heer side caps (Schiffchen) for a long time - I can't seem to get the difference between the M34 and M38 side caps. Was one model specifically for officers or enlisted men? Also, was the M40 style Schiffchen (straight "ear flaps") only for the SS and Luftwaffe? When did the soutache stop being applied?

Thank you for your help!
m34 infantry schiffchen.jpg
m40 ss schiffchen.jpg
m40 lw.jpg
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