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M-1956 Visor Thread

Article about: This thread will be dedicated to what I call the M-56 visors, those that were worn from 1956-1961. Common to these is the use of the tri-color cockade (in lieu of the Staatswappen); colored-

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    We will mix in period pics of M-56 visors in wear.

    Here is a young Markus Wolf:

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    Nice General shot from the BA:
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    Siegfried Riedel wearing the M-56 visor on Sept 1, 1961. By 1962, the tri-color would be replaced by the Staatswappen:
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    More of the M-56 in wear:
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    Luftstreitkrafte M-56:
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    Generals from the BA:
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    Another:
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    Some nice color pics of the M-56 in wear:
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    First year (2nd quarter) of issue M-56

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    no date code, so presumably private-purchase.
    Note Wehrmacht-style chincord direction.

    Went for EUR 321.00
    Approximately US $438.84
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