Heer Tropical Combat Y-Straps

Heer Tropical Combat Y-Straps

Heer Tropical Combat Y-Straps

 

 

The combat Y-straps were developed in April 1939. Originally all the Y-straps were produced in a blackened leather until late 1940, with the impending German entrance into the North African campaign, tropical uniforms and equipment were quickly developed and issued in time for DAK, Deutsches Afrika Korps, (German Africa Corps), personnel’s arrival in Tripoli in February 1941 and included canvas web construction Y-straps. Eventually, due to leather shortages the canvas web Y-straps were also issued to personnel serving in southern areas of continental Europe and other theatres of battle.

 

 

Woven, khaki/olive canvas web construction Y-straps, consisting of two main front straps, two auxiliary front straps a short back strap. The fittings shows a rare mix of material, leather, steel and aluminum. Usually we rarely find aluminum fittings, if so on early produced exampel. Since the mix of fittings, we beleive either this was an transitional production or very late when all left over material was used to keep the war production going. The leather is also maker marked which is hard to read but the city name "Wien" is clearly readable.

 

Well used condition with Heavy sun fading to all exposed parts, all Iron fittings shows light Surface rust, leather parts is rather dry.

 

Well used exampel in still good condition!!



425.00€

Heer Tropical Combat Y-Straps
[EF20032]

 
 
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