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    Ok boys here is a question that just popped into my mind earlier today. In my collection and in ww2 reference books their are 2 luftwaffe breast eagle colors: silver eagle on blue-gray background, and silver eagle on blackish gray background. Why? What's the difference? Different stages of war? Different campaigns?






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    i remember the black is for Goering division and technical man .....(more $$) for black

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    Hello,
    I'm not very specialized in Luftwaffe insignia, but as far as i know there are more than two types of breast eagles. Concerning the backing, you can find numerous types including grey-blue wool, black wool, tan cloth, green cloth. It depends of the garment it was meant to be sewed on...
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    Later war produced eagles are often a more grey shade of wool.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Let's not forget the green back one's as well

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    Thanks guys, really appreciate it!

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    Quote by SS Ring Man View Post
    Let's not forget the green back one's as well
    You mean LW Felddivisionen?
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    Dimas

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    Forestery

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    And of course the early FJ smock eagle was grey/green backed. Dave has showed a superb example on the forum.

    Cheers, Ade.

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