FIELD GRADE REPRODUCTION
WWII GERMAN M44 LATE WAR FIELD GREU WOOL TUNIC.
Fit Note: M44’S Are Cut shorter in the sleeves and the waist is tapered.
In late 1944, in order to cut down on tailoring and production costs, the Wehrmacht introduced the M44 pattern uniform. Similar in appearance to the British Battle Dress or the related US “Ike” jacket, the M44 was unlike any other German pattern uniform, and the first major deviation in uniform design since 1936. The tunic skirt was shortened to waist length, an internal belt was added, and the tunic could be worn with an open or closed collar. The color was the new “Feldgrau 44”, a drab greenish-brown.
The rarely used and complicated internal suspension system was finally dropped. German insignia was still worn (breast eagle, collar Litzen and shoulder boards).Except for the elite Panzer-Lehr-Division, which field-tested the new uniform in summer 1944 before its approval for general issue, the M44 was usually seen at the front only in the war’s last months and generally on the greenest of troops:
NO INSIGNIA INCLUDED.
SHOULDER BOARDS ARE FOR DISPLAY ONLY AND ARE NOT INCLUDED
Size Small: Chest: 40″ Sleeve: 23″ Length: 24″(from shoulder to bottom)
Size Medium: Chest: 42″ Sleeve: 24″ Length: 25″(from shoulder to bottom)
Size Large: Chest: 44″ Sleeve: 25″ Length: 26″(from shoulder to bottom)
Size XLarge: Chest: 46″ Sleeve: 26″ Length: 27″(from shoulder to bottom)
Size 2Xlarge: Chest: 48″ Sleeve: 27″ Length: 28″(from shoulder to bottom)
Size 3Xlarge: Chest” 50″ sleeve 28″ Length 29″ (from shoulder to bottom)