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german uniforms ww 2
Posted by Edson on Thursday, June 29, 2017 9:12 PM

hello people

I have a doubt about german uniforms in the african war.

The ''official'' panzer troops uniform was all black except in the north africa campaign, however as the Afrika Korps was formed and sended to te battle without enough time to face the caracteristics of the new theatre of war, the first tanks were used painted with the european gray. What I need help to discover is if  the uniforms used by the panzer troops at this time was also the same used in the europe and when occurred the change to the brown / sand color.

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, June 29, 2017 9:33 PM

It looks like they did indeed arrive in Africa in February 1941 with the European uniforms. The tropical uniforms came soon thereafter...

 

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Posted by Bish on Friday, June 30, 2017 12:55 AM

Ye indeed they did where the black Oanzer uniform when they first arrived in Africa. As to when any change was made, i would say they would be as and when new uniform became avaliable. It would not surprise me in tank crews simply got hold of kit when ever they could. Ground troops would have had priority but life in a metal box in that climate would not be pleasant as it was, let alone in that black uniform.

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, June 30, 2017 1:49 AM

The photos of the 5. Light's arrival in Tripoli show the ground troops had the tropical uniforms at that time. But seeing how they arrived in February and March, the European uniforms would not have been a problem at that time of year. The desert heat is mild until April or early May at the latest. And in late winter as when they first arrived the nights can be quite cold. 

 

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