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#1 Navybean

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 10:03 PM

I picked  up this K98 Blue Tropical frog  about 15 years ago from a vets grouping.  I have had a number of tropical frogs before but this was the first I have had that was made of blue material verses the typical khaki/tan.  Just curious if others have seen blue tropical frogs before for the K98?

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 10:05 PM

few more pictures,  the frog did not have a bayonet in it when I purchased the frog.  

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 10:05 PM

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Posted 29 September 2019 - 11:59 AM

Frog has not been dyed blue after production as the stitching used during assembly is still white and not blue.
Any German experts who might have some experience wth k98 frogs?

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Posted 29 September 2019 - 02:56 PM

Beautiful original. Hard to find and very desirable.



#6 Wake1941

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Posted 29 September 2019 - 03:56 PM

Very uncommon, thanks for sharing. I hardly see much tropical stuff like this anymore 



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Posted 29 September 2019 - 04:10 PM

The Luftwaffe made all their tropical web gear in Blue for use in Africa.

 

Tuncs, pith helmet cloth covering, caps and shirts and pants too. But they apparently didn't make much it of these and the web gear, bread bags yes, the other stuff., it's rare, just used the Army's stuff, that's gear, the Luftwaffe had their own tropical uniforms apart from the little amount of the Blue Shirts and caps and pants, of distinctive design and shade,and these were worn alot, even latter during the course of the Italian Campaign.

 

Here's an example of the pith helmet. (Photo From the Africa Korps Forum)

 

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Posted 29 September 2019 - 05:48 PM

Thanks all appreciate the input


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