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repaint10 Jun 2018 6:56 p.m. PST


There are numerous pictures of the 12th ss PZ Div soldiers wearing the pea dot camouflaged tuniques.

However, I am not aware of other ss units in Normandy wearing them. Is there any photographic evidence that Das Reich for instance wore this type of camouflage in Normandy?

Asking for a squad I am about to paint to complete a Normandy themed army.

thank you

Moonbeast Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2018 8:31 p.m. PST

Yes there is, the Spearhead Das Reich Waffen-SS Armoured Elite book has quite a few of them.

repaint10 Jun 2018 9:53 p.m. PST

thanks Moonbeast.

Full outfit or combination of trousers and camouflaged smocks?

Neal Smith Inactive Member11 Jun 2018 8:37 a.m. PST

The 12th SS was uniformed using captured Italian paratrooper uniform cloth. That's why their pattern is different.

Moonbeast Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2018 10:49 a.m. PST

"Full outfit or combination of trousers and camouflaged smocks?"

There are multiple photographs of both.

PMC31712 Jun 2018 12:59 a.m. PST

Neal – not all of 12 SS had the Italian 'telo mimetico' uniforms; I believe it was one of the PzGrn regiments (28?) that had the bulk of it. It came from stock of the cloth that was used with German uniform patterns. There were also panzer crew overalls made in the same cloth (I have a reproduction set of these from my re-enactment days), which were much sought-after by the infantry.

Pea Dot, Oak Leaf and also Palm Tree saw use in Normandy – I believe the most common suits of camo in general were Oak Leaf, but 12. SS mostly wore Pea Dot with telo mimetico, Oak Leaf and a few Palm Tree bits and pieces.

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