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    could some one please explain the meaning of a straight arm iron cross??? and what is a "Lug" variant????,
    I seem to be getting different replies,,
    Last edited by rbminis; 11-09-2015 at 08:54 PM. Reason: Edited title to use the correct German terminology.

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    This is a Balkenkreuz with the straight arms...
    Never heard of a Lug variant...
    Glenn
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    The Use of German Terminology.
    A lug variant is where there is a "lump" at the top where the jump ring is attached.
    Ralph.
    Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)

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    Quote by bigmacglenn1966 View Post
    This is a Balkenkreuz with the straight arms...
    Never heard of a Lug variant...
    Glenn
    I do believe he is talking about unknown makers of Eisernes Kreuz and the terms used to describe them Glenn.
    Ralph.
    Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)

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    yes ralph I saw a couple of crosses advertised one was described as the straight arm variant and the other was the LUG,

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    The Lug-variant has a hump on top of the frame, where the suspension ring is attached. Several makers show this feature; such as Juncker, W&L ... and of course the Lug-variant (in case the hersteller is unknown) itself.

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    "Straight arm" refers to the beading edge, which is less curved than that of a normal EK.

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    Last edited by Nick Hessens; 11-09-2015 at 10:23 PM.

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    thanks nick,,

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    Would 'straight arm' refer to the Shinkel type EKII,
    or is that something entirely different.........?
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    Steve.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    Would 'straight arm' refer to the Shinkel type EKII,
    or is that something entirely different.........?
    It's not a Schinkel B, although they do have straight arms as well. See here for an older thread Adrian started.

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