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WWII German AFRIKA KORP DAK TROPICAL M40 TUNIC
Made of 100% cotton Green-Zeen Twill material with the correct weave and color as the originals worn by troops of the Afrikakorps and in southern Europe.
The M40 Tropical tunics of the Afrikakorps, later authorized for summer field wear in Southern Europe, were basically the same cut as the standard army uniform but with open collar and lapels, and made of a medium-weight olive-drab cotton twill which in service faded to khaki. Also olive were the shirt and the seldom-worn necktie. Insignia were embroidered in dull blue-grey on tan backing cloth. This tunic was issued to all Army personnel in North Africa, including officers and Panzer crews. Officers as usual often purchased uniforms privately, and olive, khaki or mustard-yellow cotton versions of the M35 officers’ tunic were worn alongside the standard issue, sometimes with green collars. The M40 Tropical breeches were of jodhpur type, to be worn with knee-boots or puttees: these were very unpopular and most were soon cut off to make shorts (captured British/Commonwealth shorts were frequently worn as well). By mid-1941 conventional trousers in olive cotton were being issued, followed soon thereafter by regulation Heer shorts; these had a built-in cloth belt. A chocolate brown overcoat in the same pattern as the continental version was issued as protection from the cold desert nights.
- Size Small: Chest: 40″ Sleeve: 23″ Length: 28″(from shoulder to bottom)
- Size Medium: Chest: 42″ Sleeve: 24″ Length: 29″(from shoulder to bottom)
- Size Large: Chest: 44″ Sleeve: 25″ Length: 30″(from shoulder to bottom)
- Size XLarge: Chest: 46″ Sleeve: 26″ Length: 31″(from shoulder to bottom)
- Size 2Xlarge: Chest: 48″ Sleeve: 27″ Length: 32″(from shoulder to bottom)
- Size 3Xlarge: Chest” 50″ sleeve 28″ Length 33″ (from shoulder to bottom)