Item Id: UC23046
Heer Panzer Rgt 3 Feldwebel's M36 issue Tunic
Issue M36 tunic, constructed of field-grey cloth. Bottle green collar with bright diamond pattern rank tresse and one metal hook front neck closure. Five button front closure, four pleated patch front pockets with scalloped button down flaps and deep french cuffs. Machine sewn to the collar is a pair of Heer EM/NCO’s early collar tabs with pink colored center stripes. To the shoulder’s is a pair of slip-on shoulder straps. The straps is second model and interestingly constructed of black wool (as intended to use on the black panzer wrapper) with pink wool branch color piping, bright rank tresse to all edges, one silvered rank alloy pip’s and a “3” unit alloy unit cypher. All pinned in place to each strap. Above the right breast pocket is a early Heer BeVo breast eagle machine sewn in place. Sewn to the left breast pocket is Award loops for two awards. There is also award loops for a three place ribbon bar above the left breast pocket. We have added the three place ribbon bar and it comes with the tunic. Neatly hand sewn to the upper left sleeve is a panzer signal trade badge.
Inside is lined with drill mouse grey, brushed cotton. The tunic was war time skilfully retailored the tunic was originally huge with a chest size of 118!. The new size is 96 (still a large tunic!). The new chest size is stamped over the old stamp to the inside right lapel. There is also another stamp K39. 39 is the year of construction.
The tunic shows light and even wear all over. Signs of real use especially to the collar and end of sleeves as we like to see. The tunic has been shortened with half of the medic pocket removed. The tunic is still large and would fit on most manequins. Worth of mention is the shoulder straps. We received the tunic with them and of course this tunic is supposed to have ordinary green/grey shoulder straps and not pz wrapper straps. Still we find it highly possible this tunic was actually used like this. It’s possible to buy the tunic without shoulder straps the price is then 1895euro.
A super nice m36 panzer tunic in used but still very good condition. It also comes with a rare and desirable pair of shoulder straps!!