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M44 Erbsenmuster
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An M44 Erbsenmuster Feldbluse[1]
Type: Battledress
Designation: Erbsenmuster for the camouflage, M44 given by collectors, none given by the Germans for the uniform
Place of origin: Nazi Germany
Produced: Early 1944-1945
Manufacturer(s): Walter Klem, Hornberg Schw.[2][3]
Material(s): Unknown
Evolved from: Unknown
Evolved into: M45
Service
Used by: Waffen-SS, UNPIK[4][5]
Wars: World War II, Korean War[6][7]
The M44 Erbsenmuster is a battledress of German origin.[8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22]

OverviewEdit

This page is under construction. More information will be added.

Genuine variants & componentsEdit

Officialy ordnance manufactured garments:

Feldbluse (in M43 cut)Edit

To be expanded!

Keilhosen (in M43 cut)Edit

To be expanded!

Panzer wrapEdit

To be expanded!

Panzer trousersEdit

To be expanded!

KnochensackEdit

To be expanded![23][24][25][26][27][28][29]

M42 WendejackeEdit

To be expanded![30][31][32][33][34]

Non-genuine variants & componentsEdit

Non-officialy produced, modern reproductions and extremely rear field made garments:

Helmet coverEdit

Although, there are many reproductions and replicas of Erbsenmuster helmet covers on the market nowadays and many reenactors use them, the Germans did not produce such ones during the war. They just used the remaining stocks of earlier camouflage pattern helmet covers, however, it is possible that there were some field-made covers from scrap cloths of Erbsenmuster, but there is no known authentic photographs showing such helmet cover being used during the war.

M43 capEdit

Although, there are many reproductions and replicas of Erbsenmuster M43 caps on the market nowadays and many reenactors use them, the Germans did not produce such ones during the war.[35] They just used the drab and earlier camouflaged M43 caps, however, it is possible that there were some field-made M43 caps from scrap cloths of Erbsenmuster, but there is no known authentic photographs showing such caps being used during the war.

Modified FeldbluseEdit

There is evidence of numerous field-made modifications to the Erbsenmuster Feldbluse. Bottle-green collars salvaged from old tunics were attached to the M44 Erbsenmuster tunic, this was popular practice among officers and senior NCOs as it allowed them to display rank insignia without the need to wear a woollen tunic under a camouflaged garment during the summer.[36]

Some of the M44 Erbsenmuster tunics were worn tucked in the trousers in a similar fashion to the M44 tunic. In order to accommodate this, the lower pockets were removed and the skirts were shortened.[37][38][39]

Custom tailored Erbsenmuster tunics were made for high ranking officers. These included scalloped pocket flaps, pleated pockets and bottle-green collars.[40][41][42]

MisconceptionsEdit

There are some misconceptions regarding the Erbsenmuster garments. In the recent years, among some reenactors has developed the idea that this uniform was only permitted to be worn with Schnurschuhe and Gamaschen.[44] Another misconception is that the Erbsenmuster uniforms had to be worn with the entire set consisting of solely the same camouflage.

However, these ideas are wrong as by the late period of World War II there were no specific regulations regarding how to wear the field uniforms in the Waffen-SS. There are many authentic photographs displaying Waffen-SS troops with jackboots or wearing mismatched camouflage garments. Due to worsening wartime shortages and supply issues in the late stage of the war, the Germans simply wore whatever they had in whatever manner they find fit.

GalleryEdit

In popular cultureEdit

ReferencesEdit

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