German Waffen SS in Kharkov Parka Getting up to Move, 1942-45--single kneeling figure
Item Number: 25262
German Waffen SS in Kharkov Parka Getting up to Move, 1942-45
The 1942 Kharkov Parka had its origins of the anorak used by the Luftwaffe. Referred to as a Windbluse, each winter suit was made to be fully reversible with white snow camouflage on one side with a dark or maus grey on the reverse. In 1943, a new Sumpftarnmuster camouflage pattern was introduced with muted colors and softer edges. During the winter of 1943-44, the Waffen SS premiered their own variation of the winter suit. Although it was almost identical to the Heer versions, the camouflage side was unique to the Waffen SS. These uniforms proved to be extremely comfortable as a combat uniform, giving freedom of movement and use of equipment, while affording protection from the severe cold.
Released in FEBRUARY 2024.