field grey Wermacht uniforms

#1
I am curious when did the germans stop wearing the WW2 era uniforms
as in the field grey? Camoflage was coming into fashion during WW2 , but did they keep the grey ones as a No2 dress?
 
#2
When they formed the Bundeswehr in 1957, they changed to the grey jacket and black trousers that they have today
 
#3
tropper66 said:
When they formed the Bundeswehr in 1957, they changed to the grey jacket and black trousers that they have today
*cough* 1955 *cough*
The grey/black are No2's specifically designed so as not to resemble the wehrmacht uniforms. As to field uniforms, the early BW looked distincly American for some reason.
Now, the NVA is a different story.
 
#4
para_medic said:
tropper66 said:
When they formed the Bundeswehr in 1957, they changed to the grey jacket and black trousers that they have today
*cough* 1955 *cough*
your right it was formed in 1955, but did not realy get going until 57 , as conscription did not start until late in 56, and giving the time to train it was not realy operational until 57. Which is not bad considering the length of time it has taken to train Iraq and Afghan forces
 
#5
Got any pics for those not in the know to compare and contrast please,I did google "Bundeswehr uniforms" but cant see the wood for the trees if you know what I mean ?

cheers

FM
 
#6
fatmini said:
Got any pics for those not in the know to compare and contrast please,I did google "Bundeswehr uniforms" but cant see the wood for the trees if you know what I mean ?

cheers

FM
Oh, certainly.
Bundeswehr today:


http://www.deutschesheer.de/portal/a/heer/kcxml/04_Sj9SPykssy0xPLMnMz0vM0Y_QjzKLNzSLtzAyAMlB2AbO-pFw0aCUVH1fj_zcVH1v_QD9gtyIckdHRUUAD2b_0w!!/delta/base64xml/L2dJQSEvUUt3QS80SVVFLzZfMTZfOEVQ?yw_contentURL=%2FC1256F870054206E%2FW269XCHJ071INFODE%2Fcontent.jsp

http://www.deutschesheer.de/portal/a/heer/kcxml/04_Sj9SPykssy0xPLMnMz0vM0Y_QjzKLNzSLt3ANBMlB2AbO-pFw0aCUVH1fj_zcVH1v_QD9gtyIckdHRUUAvDeUmw!!/delta/base64xml/L3dJdyEvd0ZNQUFzQUMvNElVRS82XzE2XzgyMQ!!
in 1955


NVA:

http://www.airfox.de/ddr/Sammlung.htm

That would be the closest to the old one.
 

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#7
para_medic said:
tropper66 said:
When they formed the Bundeswehr in 1957, they changed to the grey jacket and black trousers that they have today
*cough* 1955 *cough*
The grey/black are No2's specifically designed so as not to resemble the wehrmacht uniforms. As to field uniforms, the early BW looked distincly American for some reason.
Now, the NVA is a different story.
Ah but did the East Germans not continue to wear a very Nazi-looking Feldgrau well into the 80s at least if memory serves?
 
#8
AlienFTM said:
para_medic said:
tropper66 said:
When they formed the Bundeswehr in 1957, they changed to the grey jacket and black trousers that they have today
*cough* 1955 *cough*
The grey/black are No2's specifically designed so as not to resemble the wehrmacht uniforms. As to field uniforms, the early BW looked distincly American for some reason.
Now, the NVA is a different story.
Ah but did the East Germans not continue to wear a very Nazi-looking Feldgrau well into the 80s at least if memory serves?
Clue's in the NVA bit. :)
 

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#9
para_medic said:
AlienFTM said:
para_medic said:
tropper66 said:
When they formed the Bundeswehr in 1957, they changed to the grey jacket and black trousers that they have today
*cough* 1955 *cough*
The grey/black are No2's specifically designed so as not to resemble the wehrmacht uniforms. As to field uniforms, the early BW looked distincly American for some reason.
Now, the NVA is a different story.
Ah but did the East Germans not continue to wear a very Nazi-looking Feldgrau well into the 80s at least if memory serves?
Clue's in the NVA bit. :)
Aah. I read "NVA," thought "North Vietnamese Army" followed immediately by "and this has exactly what to do with the price of fish and the Bundeswehr?"

I stand corrected in my surgical boots. Silly me. Just call me Dick for short.
 
#10
Thanks for the Pic's (more camp than a row of tents ) and I to only know NVA as "North Vietnamese Army"

please enlighten me ?

yours (in the dark about allthings Germanic)

FM
 
#11
fatmini said:
Thanks for the Pic's (more camp than a row of tents ) and I to only know NVA as "North Vietnamese Army"

please enlighten me ?

yours (in the dark about allthings Germanic)

FM
Nationale Volks Armee = National People's Army of the German Democratic Republic
 
#13
I am in the pub now but I have some photographs of East German troops taken at a parade in Treptow Park in East Berlin in the 70s, I will post them tomorrow
 
#14
Just don't mention the war...
 
#15
para_medic said:
fatmini said:
Thanks for the Pic's (more camp than a row of tents ) and I to only know NVA as "North Vietnamese Army"

please enlighten me ?

yours (in the dark about allthings Germanic)

FM
Nationale Volks Armee = National People's Army of the German Democratic Republic
It's actually "Nationale Volksarmee". See here: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nationale_Volksarmee

Sorry, couldn't resist it. :D

MsG
 
#16
Bugsy said:
para_medic said:
fatmini said:
Thanks for the Pic's (more camp than a row of tents ) and I to only know NVA as "North Vietnamese Army"

please enlighten me ?

yours (in the dark about allthings Germanic)

FM
Nationale Volks Armee = National People's Army of the German Democratic Republic
It's actually "Nationale Volksarmee". See here: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nationale_Volksarmee

Sorry, couldn't resist it. :D

MsG
How do you say 'WAH' in deutsch?
:lol:
 
#17
para_medic said:
How do you say 'WAH' in deutsch?
:lol:
The closest approximation to "Wah" in German: "Reingefallen", or "Inneg'falle'!" in Schwiizerdüutsch.

Hoffe, dass das einigermaßen hilfreich war. :D

MsG
 

AlienFTM

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#19
Three members of the NVA guard, each with his left foot on the bar in the usual Freemasons style are caught drinking on stag by the webcam hidden in Corporal Gnome's helmet.

A question for any passing Light Dragoons.

Corporal Gnome, as he was in C Squadron 15/19H about 1982. I presume he is still serving (ha ha) as a LD. What rank is he now? Has he made it into the Sergeants' Mess or did he take a commission?
 

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