Tropical breast eagle

7.00 €
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Description

This product is intended for military-historical reenactment (immersive stydy of history); for creating costumes for theatrical and film, video plays condemning Nazism and fascism; as well as for exhibiting in museums of military history. This product is not propaganda of ideas and criminals convicted by an International Military Tribunal, and should not be used for such a purpose! The photos have been edited in accordance with the requirements of the law.

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The insignia is made especially for our store, bear the "Replica" logo and has a smooth geometry and fine details.

The insignia is woven with a bluish-gray thread on a sandy yellow background and repeats the colors of the original very well. Among the tropical insignias, shades existed and depended on the manufacturer and the time of production, there was no system. 

You can choose a shade to your taste. We offer the following: light or dark eagle shade.  The background color is the same for everyone: orange-sand (despite the fact that it seems different in the photo). The dark eagle is considered a later variant than the light one. The option must be selected from the list next to the Buy button. If it's not there, then it's sold out.


Слева — тёмный оттенок орла. Справа  светлый.

How to sew the patch? There are 2 ways.

I. Method for museum copies. Trim the excess along the contour of the insignia with a margin of 5 mm. Tuck these 5 mm under the insignia and iron (you may use glue). Fasten the stripe on the clothes with a few stitches of threads of bright color, so it sits smoothly. Sew the stripe along the contour with small stitches (seam around the edge). Remove the bright thread that fixed the insignia.

II. Way to for reenactment (easier). Remove threads from the inside of the stripe using the scissors or razor to make it thinner. Glue the patch onto thin paper or fabric using tailor's glue or PVA. Dry it using an iron (if the glue is liquid then you should use as little glue as possible, otherwise it can leak on the front side). Cut the patch along the contour with no margin. Fasten the stripe on the clothes with a few stitches of threads of bright color, so it sits smoothly. Sew the stripe along the contour with small stitches (seam around the edge). Remove the bright thread that fixed the insignia.

Historical reference.

The insignia was worn on the jackets of soldiers and junior officers of the Wehrmacht from 1937 (order dated June 19, 1937) and further during the war. Despite the introduction in 1940 of "dim"  insignias against the background of fieldgray, such an insignia was most often found on M40 jackets, and at the end of the war it was chic to get such an  insignia and sew on an M42 or M43 jacket.