Luftwaffe DAK Tropical Tunic

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SKU3095U
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DAK Tunic in Khaki Cotton

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Quality Reproduction of the World War Two German Luftwaffe tropical tunic in a khaki cotton.

With the Germans foray into North Africa in 1940 the need for a new uniform was quickly desired knowing that a wool uniform would not be suitable for the soldiers of the DAK (Deutsches Afrika Korps) When the soldiers arrived in Tripoli in 1941 the new tropical uniform was issued out as standard, it was made in a cotton twill material and in an olive green colour. Around the same time the Luftwaffe had also been experimenting and designing their new uniform for the tropical climate which was also made from cotton twill but was coloured in a sand/ khaki colour instead. The new uniform was worn by all branches of Luftwaffe and Fallschirmjager serving in tropical climates. 

Originally intended only for use in North Africa the uniforms use was quickly spread to those serving in hotter European climates such as Italy, Sicily, Malta, Crete but only during Summer/ Autumn duration where they would then swap out the tropical uniforms for the regular wool uniform. 

They feature the correct 6 buttoned front, with hook and eye collar closure and pockets on the chest and hip as well as the holes for belt support hooks. They also come complete with matching Luftwaffe Enlisted mens shoulder boards, with the conventional yellow piping.

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