Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Crew Uniforms


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Bish OBE

Bish OBE

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 762 posts

Posted 02 January 2003 - 03:14 PM

I am trying to find out the correct uniform for the driver of a half track, in particular the SdKfz 250 and 251 in infantry units. I would assume they were the same as the regular infantryman. But i've just bought a model kit with a driver figure who is wearing the uniform of an assault gun crewman.

Nothing i have refers specifically to the crews of halftracks. So any help would be appreciated.
'England confides that every man will do his duty' Nelson
'I'm a Norfolk man, and glory in being so' Nelson
Posted Image Posted Image
Proud to be a GRUNT

#2 C.Evans

C.Evans

    Expert

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 25,883 posts

Posted 02 January 2003 - 05:11 PM

Hi Bish--it depends on what part of the war it was--if early war--it will be regular uniforms--if from late 43 or early 44 to end of war--it will be the Assaultgunner uniform style and should be Grey-green or fieldgrey. If Panzer--black or camo.
Lost are only those, who abandon themselves) Hans-Ulrich Rudel.
:snoopy: :ww1ace:
Posted Image

#3 Bish OBE

Bish OBE

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 762 posts

Posted 02 January 2003 - 06:05 PM

Thanks Carl.

Can i just confirm.

In the latter half of the war, the drivers of halftracks, even those in Infantry units, wore the same uniform as Assault gun crews.

I guess this would make sense as the drivers would spend mosy time in the vehicles anyway.

You mention the Panzer black. I assume this would apply to those manning halftracks in a Pazer Regiment, and not those in the PzGren Regiment of a Panzer Div.
'England confides that every man will do his duty' Nelson
'I'm a Norfolk man, and glory in being so' Nelson
Posted Image Posted Image
Proud to be a GRUNT

#4 C.Evans

C.Evans

    Expert

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 25,883 posts

Posted 03 January 2003 - 09:28 PM

Hi Bish--yep--they wore them. Not only were they more practable--but wore more comfortable for them to wear as well as not to get snagged on anything that the other uniform might get snagged on.

I like the varities of that kind of uniform.

You have black--fieldgrey--grey-green, rain pattern camo--wood or winter pattern camo and I almost forgot to mention that there are the various kinds of dot pattern A.G. tunics--etc. I hate mentioning this auction company but--go to www.manions.com and look in their catalogs--you will usually find several pictures of that style of uniform pictured there. :D

[ 03. January 2003, 03:30 PM: Message edited by: C.Evans ]
Lost are only those, who abandon themselves) Hans-Ulrich Rudel.
:snoopy: :ww1ace:
Posted Image

#5 Bish OBE

Bish OBE

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 762 posts

Posted 03 January 2003 - 09:40 PM

Thanks alot Carl. I intend to replace the figure with one in regular uniform as it will be set in 42, and the figure is not that good. I just had to ask as i was confused and i don't have my refrences handy at the moment.

I do have another question though.

I am sure you are familiar with the leather U-Boat uniforms worn by tank crews in the 12th SS Pz Div. Do you know if these were worn by tank crews in other units.
'England confides that every man will do his duty' Nelson
'I'm a Norfolk man, and glory in being so' Nelson
Posted Image Posted Image
Proud to be a GRUNT




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users