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Manufacturing progression of EK's

Article about: In a study with a learned friend and collector there are some interesting comparisons as the war progressed. Here are some photos taken by friend with his excellent camera! Much better than

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    In a study with a learned friend and collector there are some interesting comparisons as the war progressed.

    Here are some photos taken by friend with his excellent camera! Much better than my IPhone !

    Important detail in the manufacturing progression of the Iron cross and the impact of material shortage on medal fabrication .
    I would say the W&L frosting went through stages as well . Very interesting combination association with cross size and frosting type or more colour .
    This line up speaks volumes look at these 3 W&L crosses for this .
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    All crosses are on a flat surface lined up perfectly ... the 2 side by side comparison show the size differance quit well !

    The crosses get thicker and thicker . From late to early production .
    To save on material and make more ... the plachets got thinner and thinner !

    My light tan W&L is compared the thickness of my trifold Deschler .
    The Deschler as you can see is a bit thicker than the W&L . The dark tan possibly is as thick as the Deschler . If I recall correctly the R3 EK2 is as thick as the Deschler

    Frame sizes vary due to filing etc . . These sheets had to be ordered with a permit .... so I wonder if planchet thickness was regulated ?


    Nick
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    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Nick is a very good topic, I like it
    Kind Regards
    Sanya

    I'm looking for EK II 1939: B.H.Mayer: A and B core,mm L/18 and schinkel type ,[123],,EK1 Round-3 with Deschler frame and Friedrich Sedlatzek pin and SB variant

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    Quote by Eisernes Kreuz 2 View Post
    Nick is a very good topic, I like it
    X2!...
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    Very good posting Nick.
    I am learning..

    John
    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    very interesting,just goe's to show there was no set standard.

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    Very interesting thread Nick!

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