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German despatch riders

Posted by mickey mouse on 23 Dec 2018, 20:48

Can anyone tell me what the colors of the German despatch riders coats were? I know the wear black leather, but did they wear other kind of coats?
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 23 Dec 2018, 21:01

German Kradmelder coats varied from different shades of dark green to anthracite, greyish and indeed black.

Have an image search to get an impression.
I recommend to use the headwords "Kradmelder Mantel" and add "Wehrmacht" if necessary.
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Posted by mickey mouse on 23 Dec 2018, 21:03

Thank you, Erich!
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Posted by Paul on 23 Dec 2018, 21:09

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Posted by mickey mouse on 23 Dec 2018, 21:14

What color is that, Paul? it looks like to me a green-grey shade in the middle, but i can be wrong?
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 23 Dec 2018, 21:23

Remember that genuine WWII equipment is 70 to 80 years old by now.
The colours may have faded considerably in the meantime.
Even more so when the pieces were constantly worn at that time.
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Posted by Paul on 24 Dec 2018, 09:59

mickey mouse wrote:What color is that, Paul? it looks like to me a green-grey shade in the middle, but i can be wrong?

I´d say it was grey..there´s a collection of pics here
https://pixpast.com/?search=Kradmelder
look for pic on side 2 titelled
BMW motor bike messengers Kradmelder, Russian mud, Don, Tschir, 1942, 22nd, Panzer Division

As far as I can find they appear to have worn, green, Grey, Brown (not so many pics of Brown coats) and black. Most common, green or grey

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