Gasmaskendose Luftwaffe or Heer?
I am currently researching this canister. It was listed as a Luftwaffe issued item but I cannot tell the difference from a Heer issue.
The Ink Stamp has faded so much I cannot read it. Press stamped 'PRESTAG 1936'
One of my first thoughts on this canister was that it was heavier than I anticipated! The allied equivalents were much lighter.
"Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also."
09-29-2015 09:08 AM
Hi Chris, it is Heer issue going by the paint.
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Two colors - an earlier Feldgrau and a later Feldgrau. It must have been reconditioned and re-issued. Feldgrau was a standard color for field gear. I don't know if it is possible to determine the branch of issue since the Luftwaffe field divisions received more standard Heer equipment later in the war but I will agree with Ade - Heer re-issue. NH
Standard wermacht issue to me. timothy
I agree, Heer.
My luftwaffe gas mask has the can painted Lw blue.