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Article about: Trying to verify whether or not this flag is original. One person claimed it to be a reproduction based on the fact that it is not a standard length (90x145 cm). I however know little about

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    Trying to verify whether or not this flag is original. One person claimed it to be a reproduction based on the fact that it is not a standard length (90x145 cm). I however know little about these flags, so I thought I'd ask here.

    Original Kriegsmarine flag?

    Original Kriegsmarine flag?

    Original Kriegsmarine flag?
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    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from HKB 31./977, HKB 32./977, HKB 38./977 or militaria related to Norway

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    These are the official flag sizes taken from the KM Flaggenbuch:

    Size#, Measurement, ship tonnage, ship type (The info in brackets is not in KMF book but will help you get an idea of which ship flew which size flag)

    12, 450x750cm, over 10K, Battleship (Bismarck 50K)
    11, 400x670cm, over 10K tons, B-Cruiser (Prinz Eugen 14K)
    10, 300x500cm, 1500 to 10K tons, Cruiser (Leipzig 8.4K tons)
    8, 200x335cm, 1500 to 10K tons, Destroyer 3K & Cruiser 8K
    7, 150x250cm, 500 to 1500 tons,
    6, 100x170cm, 500 to 1500 tons, DE-Torpedo Boat 900 tons
    5, 80x135cm, up to 500 tons, U-Boats and E-Boats, tugs
    3, 50x85cm, up to 500 tons, U-Boats 900, E-Boats 120t
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    It is a copy of course.

    Note the lack of re-inforcement panels to the corners and no re-inforcement stitching around the edges.
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    Thanks Ade! A big help, as always
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from HKB 31./977, HKB 32./977, HKB 38./977 or militaria related to Norway

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