GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS PANZER LEUTNANT’S UNIFORM SET.
Probably the best matching set of M.41 officers field cap and officers field tunic we have ever had or we have ever seen in any collection world-wide. We are not suggesting these belonged to the same officer but they easily could have, they were both obtained separately by Regimentals many years ago, sold on an individual basis to a collector out of the U.K. and the set has recently been consigned to us to offer. Standard four pocket Afrika tunic, four pockets with pleats, standard enlisted mans issue as all of the Afrika Korps tunics were unless they were privately purchased. Open collar wear. All buttons are of the removable type. Fitted with a set of slip-on well worn and oxidised pink wool based panzer shoulder boards with matching collar patches, again some strands loose and some oxidisation. Standard enlisted mans blue on tan Bevo woven breast eagle. The tunic has been bleached virtually white, shading underneath the collar turn backs and the pocket flaps. Some light staining to the two rear panels, which must be age foxing. Both the adjustable cuffs have their pockets. One set of loops to the right hand pocket for a single award. Maker marked ‘Kanus & Lilie, Breslau’ underneath the internal flap that protects the rear side of the removable buttons. The cap is accompanied by the most amazing officers M.41 field cap in the identical colour to the tunic. The crown silver waffenfarbe has oxidised considerably. Some minor paint stains to the crown area. The silver waffenfarbe at the front scallop is still good. The set of enlisted mans Bevo woven insignia has slightly oxidised with the faded waffenfarbe in pink surrounding the national cockade. Of the four metallic air vent eyelets one is missing and has been stitched strengthened around its inner edge. The internal red lining again heavily faded that has obscured any manufacturers markings. We would estimate the size of the cap to be size 56. This particular cap is photographed in full colour on pages 4,5,6 and 7 of the excellent work Afrika Korps by Daniel Fisher, Military Mode Publishing 2011, the photographs were taken when Regimentals originally owned this cap.