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Article about: How does one tell the difference in types of y-straps, such as luftwaffe, or Wehrmacht? Any info is much appritiated

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    How does one tell the difference in types of y-straps, such as luftwaffe, or Wehrmacht?
    Any info is much appritiated

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    Don't know if there is a difference in LW and WH Y- straps. If a Y-strap is stamped "LBA"( Luftwaffe Bekleidungs Amt) it will be a LW one. Other than that i can't tell

    Regards, Lars

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    I dont know if this helps you in any way, but I have found a lot of Y straps in old farms here. I have noticed some WH Y straps have the top D-ring in a angel. These turned out to be ealy war, or even pre-war straps. I also found brown leather straps without the smaller belts, so like a three belt piece, and these turned out to be Luftwaffe, or rather FJ. Also I found differnet material for the buckles, aluminium and steel.
    I even found canvas Y straps, normaly for the Afrika Corps, but I find them in Belgium in a barn.

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    I also recommend checking any Y-strap for manufacturer and date stamps, as they were produced for the German police postwar as well...
    cheers, Glenn

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    What branch Would you guys think these to be?
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