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German crew uniform colour


Eduardo Soler
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The standard uniform should be black as this is a tank hunting vehicle.   Crews could still wear other cuts of uniform that is not black, particularly during the summer, likely in the form of either tunics or similar cut panzer wrap in lightweight  reed green material.  During the final months they would wear whatever was available to be issued,  so even field grey style panzer jackets are possible.

 

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regards,

Jack

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I should add a bit more because it does get more complex after May 1944.   This vehicle type falls under the SP anit-tank role and what follows is a timeline of the crew uniform:

 

- start of war  crews wear black, panzer style insignia, as well as P cypher worn on shoulders boards denoting Panzerjager 

- Feb. 1942 uniforms exchanged for the field grey type, but insignia remained in the style from previous uniform

- May 1944, uniform style dependent on type of unit they served under:

1.) - under Army, Corps, or Divisional Infantry, Rifle and Mountain, uniform remained as above

2.) - Regimental Infantry, Rifle and Mountain - skulls replaced with Litzen on green patch surrounded with waffenfarbe colour dependent on parent formation

3.) - units under command of Panzer or Panzer-Grenadier  Divisions returned to wearing black

 

Above taken form the book on tank uniforms by Martin Windrow.

 

regards,

Jack

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