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Re: Militaria
« Reply #2700 on: 18-09-2014, 21:09:42 »
The rebirth of a Lafette. (yugo)

Got a lafette a few days ago, in bit of a.. not to good condition, though this is about to change! Everything works on it. Atleast after i went over the parts.

Theme will be early war grey & brown. We got an original in our group that have this theme under the green repaint.








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« Reply #2701 on: 02-02-2015, 00:02:45 »
So, hidden away in my Grandfather's house were 3 gas masks.  2 of them are British civilan issue ones, of which one is in a metal tube and the other a leather effect bag.  The third one is as far as I can tell from the writing on it from Poland, but I can't find any further info about it on the net.

I currently have them shoved inside a plastic bag because of asbestos, but I'll try and get some pictures of them at some point if there is someone knowledgeable about Polish masks.

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« Reply #2702 on: 02-02-2015, 19:02:48 »
The filters probably contain asbestor, right, but there is 0% danger unless you cut them open and go breathing it in.

Basicely every living person up until not to long ago breathed through those asbestos filters when they where conscrips. They don't all die at age 40 now do they.

People are overcareful when it comes to asbestos. only the dust is dangerous when you are working with it, if you don't touch it its a safe as anything else. Probably a lot safer as lets say the smell that is in your car the first few months after you buy it. Or that smell of a new magazine or book. or any other solvent.

Pictures would be nice to have.

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« Reply #2703 on: 02-02-2015, 19:02:51 »
Yeah, I'm not taking chances.  Still, I'll try and take some photos of them at the weekend.

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« Reply #2704 on: 12-02-2015, 17:02:04 »

Anyone here able to tell me what this is?
I can´t find anything similar looking when I search for "ottoman empire medal" or just "medal red star half moon"
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« Reply #2705 on: 12-02-2015, 23:02:48 »
Before 1944, most likely pinned on to a dress uniform. Is there anything on the back of it, like bits of broken metal where there might have been a backing?

Could be Egyptian even, with those three star-crescents... either way it's a low profile medal, never seen anything like it.

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« Reply #2706 on: 14-02-2015, 19:02:01 »
Pictures would be nice to have.
http://imgur.com/a/ap8Jw
Pictures of the masks and of my No.4 bayonet.

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« Reply #2707 on: 14-02-2015, 20:02:58 »

Anyone here able to tell me what this is?
I can´t find anything similar looking when I search for "ottoman empire medal" or just "medal red star half moon"

This is certainly an ottoman item. (star + half moon)
But identifying it is difficult, nothing on the back ?
Maybe it's not a military medal

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« Reply #2708 on: 15-02-2015, 21:02:10 »
No, nothing on the back. Also it´s very cheaply made. Thin metal, that you can easily bend.
I just wonder how it got into my grandfathers possessions. He never was in or near Turkey, afaik.
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Re: Militaria
« Reply #2709 on: 19-02-2015, 02:02:23 »
Badass AN/PRC-77, gonna be awesome to use this to communicate with the other cars on our Germany/Netherlands trip this summer!

Uses 14v batteries (wich i got tonns of), though its gonna be hooked up the 12v output wich works just fine on these radios.

Not sure how i want to do the antenne yet, inside or outside.. decisions..

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« Reply #2710 on: 04-04-2015, 18:04:22 »
I have some questions to our nicely informed people.

Which Uniforms were worn in Normandy 1944/45 by the Wehrmacht?
M42 or M43?

Or better late 1944 in the Netherlands, Overloon.

So it´s about the 107. Panzerbrigade.
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Re: Militaria
« Reply #2711 on: 04-04-2015, 20:04:44 »
M36, M40, M43, some M44 and some units like Panzer Lehr were wearing Assault wraps for the infantry.  Basically any combat uniform of the war.  Hell, in the Netherlands, you even see some Reichswehr and modified Dutch tunics popping up.  The Germans reissued everything, and some companies simply never stopped making the earlier models.  One should remember that no tunic was ever phased out officially, they just wore out.  The German army updated the look of the tunic in order to make things easier on manufacturers, but there was NEVER an order to change uniforms or even to force manufacturers to produce a specific model if they didn't have to/want to.  This goes for all German uniform parts- many things considered 'early war' were still being produced into 1944 and 1945, including M36 and M40 helmets, pony packs, etc.

M43 and M40 tunics WOULD have been most common by 1944, but there were plenty of guys still being issued or wearing their original M36 tunics.
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« Reply #2712 on: 22-05-2015, 22:05:54 »
 :) i have an old and half-rusty  M40 german helmet, and i was wondering about how and how much would it costs to add a liner +/chin traps to it.
Just for the fun !
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« Reply #2713 on: 23-05-2015, 11:05:51 »
One of my friends was searching his passed away grandfathers attic and he came across a german helmet. He called me, and i knew it was an origenal luftwaffe helmet. Upon arrival in Mol, it indeed was a luftwaffe helmet! M 42 model to be exact with a single decal. We already found a buyer in 1 hour (as he needed the money to replace his worn car, and his grandfather left in his will that if he could do whatever with his stuff what he wants) and he got 1500 euro for it! Jesus christ...

And i recieved 50 euro for it, for just searching a bit.

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« Reply #2714 on: 23-05-2015, 12:05:39 »
 ;) do not worry, i don't want to sell it.
I just want to add an interior to it (and maybe a camo ? the helmet, like many, was used by my familly for chicken food bowl so paint is worn out) for the fun to have a presentable ww2 helmet and not just a piece of junk.

Checking the internet,a replica of m40 liner would be cheap if i use a finnish liner but i don't know if it is the best solution etc ...