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    Is this SS panzer uniform or regular army and if it's regular army why they have skulls on the collars

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    It is a regular army (Heer) uniform.
    The Wehrmacht panzer units wore the totenkopf as it was/is(?) a tradition badge dating back to the Prussian Hussars under Frederick the Great.
    I'm sure one of the others will elaborate further on this.

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    Is this SS panzer uniform or regular army and if it's regular army why they have skulls on the collars

    Thank you.
    Hi Ado.

    Your picture is that of an ARMY panzertruppen gefreiter.

    The skulls were the "tradition" badge of all tank troops and were worn instead of the normal collar litzen.

    Hope this is some help

    Regards etc

    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy

    PS: SS tanks troops also wore the skulls on the collar tabs but in normal SS style.


    *Just beat me to it Adrian
    Last edited by jimpy; 05-04-2010 at 01:56 AM. Reason: Addition

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    Hi Ian, just to clearify your post: the only SS Panzer troops to wear the deathshead, but in cloth collar tabs, were 3rd SS Panzer Division "Totenkopf". All the others wore Runes etc.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Agree with all the above, and would add that if that NCO had been SS, he would also have been wearing an eagle & swastika badge on his left sleeve

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