Army SP Gun Jacket (Panzerjacke)
This item is proudly made in Dallas, Texas
Price: $355 (Breast eagle only), $380 (with Tabs)
Shipping in Continental US: $15
On May 29, 1940, the field-gray version of the black, Panzer uniform was introduced to the Army's self-propelled gun crews. It was identical in cut and construction to its black cousin. This was ammended to encompass all members of assault gun units on June 26, 1942. Self-propelled gun crews, armored artillery crews, and crews of armoured trains were authorized to wear this uniform later on.
The Lost Battalions Army Self-Propelled Gun Panzerjacke has all the details of the original. It is exactly reproduced in field-gray wool from the original pattern and has the correctly angled front closure found on all originals. The collar, as well as the death's head collar tabs of the Panzerwaffe, are piped in your choice of rose pink or red. The jacket is lined in brown twill as were the originals. Two belt suspension tabs are provided to carry the support hooks for the waist belt. This is the premier reproduction Panzer jacket on the market today. Since it's made from the original pattern, it also fits exactly like the original, with a narrow back and small armholes that encourage the wearer to assume the correct military posture. Don't confuse this uniform with the horrible baggy Chinese made sad sacks offered elsewhere. We've actually seen our jackets on militaria show tables being offered as WWII originals. With keyhole buttonholes made on period wartime original Reece buttonhole machines, as used by the Germans, and the characteristic three stitches per centimeter, even the sewing details of this Panzer jacket will pass the closest inspection.