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German M40 Tunic (ATF)
WWII German M40 Tunic | ATF
Insignia sold separately


 
Price: $124.99

Product Code: GUM40T


M40 Tunic Size*:


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Heer

Waffen SS

Insignia sold separately

Sewing available
German M40 Tunic

Now available in three different lengths. See below for details.

New generation of reproduction WWII German Feldblusen, made by our contractor using "Texled" patterns. These uniforms are not available from any other vendor! The patterns and grading were made using both original uniforms and wartime German specifications and sizing tables- and I own them- they are here in my office, not fantasies.
The fit and finish is superior to the other imported Feldblusen- no sky high belt hook holes, no suit coat shoulders, no pockets placed in helter-skelter fashion. The fabrics are copied from original swatches- no more olive green wool, pink lining, or "mystery cloth". The shell is 80/20 wool and the liing is 100% cotton. The belt hook holes are the correct size so hooks will actually fit through them. For some mind-numbingly exciting reading, see the "How German Tunics were Sized" page.

Model 40 Feldbluse: The "M40" (model numbers are collector inventions, not WWII German terms) service tunic was manufactured from 1940-41 and issued to all units of the Heer and Waffen SS until the end of the War. They feature pleated pockets, partial lining, internal suspender provisions, split cuffs, first aid dressing pocket, and hook and eye at the collar.

Color: These M40's are the greener shade of field grey,usually considered "early War" by enthusiasts. Our M37 trousers are a close match, while the M43's are more gray. Original tunics and trousers rarely match.

SS vs. Heer: Although the SS did use Heer Feldblusen, they also contracted their own "M40" tunics which deviate in several ways from those of the Heer. However, the external differences are minute and are almost impossible to determine without a tape measure and a spec chart. At this time we do not offer the SS version (most people don't even know there are such things.) In the future it's possible, depending on demand. Wearing these with SS insignia is absolutely historically correct.

Imported


Length: New 2016



M40 tunics shown. This style similar.

Length:

We now have Shorts, Regulars and Longs. Many reproductions are ridiculously long for most people. Particularly those 5'8" and less often look like they are wearing a greatcoat, with sleeves to their fingertips. In WWII, German tunics came in literally dozens of size combinations- we learned their sizing system intimately while making our Texled uniforms. The German military based their jacket lengths on one's torso measure- the kurze Taille. This is the distance from the base of the collar to the narrowest part of the waist, where the belt hook holes (and hence the belt) will fall. Each size nominally corresponds to a range of heights. Below is a table with our sizing. Like the Germans in WWII, chest/ tunic size does not effect the length. In other words, a Small short has the same torso and sleeve lengths as an XXL Short.

Size Height Range *Torso Length **Sleeve Length
Short 5'4"-5'8" 41cm 59cm
Regular 5'9"-6'0" 45cm 64cm
Long 6'1"-6'4" 47cm 69cm
*Torso Length = base of collar to the level of the center belt hook hole (the total length of the back is about 25cm more)
**Sleeve Length = shoulder seam (where the sleeve attaches) to the cuff


NOTES:

1. Alterations:
We no longer offer alterations.

2. Insignia Sold Separately!

3. Insignia: See the Heer Insignia page or the SS Insignia Page for a complete list of available insignia.

4. Sewing: We no longer sew insignia on uniforms.