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#1 14-05-2015 04:03:40

Alphared6
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From: Oklahoma
Registered: 28-04-2015
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CAV officers tunic

This is a standard M-36 enlisted tunic that an office has had altered to officer's spcs with the addition of an officers quality collar and officer's bullion insignia.
There are loops for decorations above, and on the left breast pocket.


http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p313/alphared6/IMG_1762.jpg
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p313/alphared6/IMG_1763.jpg
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p313/alphared6/IMG_1764.jpg
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p313/alphared6/IMG_1765.jpg

Last edited by Alphared6 (14-05-2015 20:07:09)


http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p313/alphared6/0108bda9-7227-4044-87d0-8525a59be7db_1.jpg

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#2 14-05-2015 16:07:28

don_kihotis7
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Re: CAV officers tunic

Thanks for sharing Alpha. Does it have any holes for belt support hooks?


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#3 14-05-2015 20:16:30

Alphared6
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Re: CAV officers tunic

It did - but they were EXPERTLY removed. From the outside you can't tell they were ever there!
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p313/alphared6/IMG_1772.jpg
In addition to the location of the closed up belt support holes, note the addition of an aperture for the dagger:
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p313/alphared6/IMG_1773.jpg
Gone---
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p313/alphared6/IMG_1774.jpg
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p313/alphared6/IMG_1775.jpg


http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p313/alphared6/0108bda9-7227-4044-87d0-8525a59be7db_1.jpg

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#4 15-05-2015 12:09:48

don_kihotis7
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Re: CAV officers tunic

Amazing. Totally invisible yikes

Apparently it was a choice of the officer and he assigned a tailor to do it for him since it looks a professional job.


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#5 15-05-2015 19:03:41

Alphared6
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Re: CAV officers tunic

don_kihotis7 wrote:

Amazing. Totally invisible yikes

Apparently it was a choice of the officer and he assigned a tailor to do it for him since it looks a professional job.

As with the US Army German officers were to provide their own uniforms, for which they received a small stipend. It was not uncommon for an officer to procure an issue garment and have it altered by a local tailor. Even General Manteuffel sported a common soldiers uniform.
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p313/alphared6/Manteuffel.jpg

Note the other two officers in this colorized photo are also in EM tunics, the officer in the center didn't even bother to change out the BeVo breast eagle for a bullion one!
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p313/alphared6/Hasso%20von%20Manteuffel%20amp%20Hugo%20Schimmel1.jpg


http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p313/alphared6/0108bda9-7227-4044-87d0-8525a59be7db_1.jpg

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#6 18-05-2015 10:26:24

Sebastian.V
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Re: CAV officers tunic

very nice jacket !

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