Insane Bundeswehr splittertarnmuster camo jacket in the infantry version.
The newly-formed West German bundeswehr briefly used this WW2-derived splinter camouflage jacket shortly after West German reearmament in 1955 under Konrad Adenauer in response to escalating Cold War tensions. This camouflage pattern was only produced between February 1956 – February 1957 and was withdrawn from service in 1960, likely due to cost and its excessively Wehrmacht-like appearance.
The camo pattern consists of a disruptive, zig-zag pattern of hard-edged wood-brown and medium green polygons printed on a light field-grey or tan background. With a raindrop camo background applied in places to improve the camouflage effect.
The jacket is made of heavyweight cotton poplin material, similar to the most common versions of the heavy Spanish Camouflage Launch Suit M-61, Belgian Moon & Balls, Brushstroke, Jigsaw and other Western paratrooper jackets of the time. The same material was also used for some Bundesgrenzschutz (BGS) jackets and the some French TAP smocks like these 47/54 and 47/56. Other features of this garment are the D-rings to attach to the backpack as well as the interior pockets to carry ammunition mags.
Made in West Germany.
Armpit to Armpit: 18”
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18”
Sleeve Length: 23”
Total Length: 24.5”
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**Colors may vary slightly between photos on screen and actual piece.