M42 Camouflage smock – Waffen-SS – Plane tree 5/6
Type of uniform: Waffen-SS M42 camouflage smock or Tarnjacke in Plane tree 5/6 or Platanenmuster camouflage
Material: Reversible Plane tree 5/6 or Platanenmuster camouflage printed on so called Makostoff.
Colour: Plane tree 5/6 or Platanenmuster camouflage, one side with brown tints and the other with greens. This was reversible to camouflage in all seasons.
Notes: The smock is marked 933 on the left pocket flap. The smock was found 25 years ago in a old school in central Germany. There is still dust and dead insects on the back of the smock reminiscent of this time. The smock is a typical M42 type 1 smock with straight pockets. The pockets are lined with field grey Drillichmaterial with overprint pocket flaps. The pocket is lined with 3/4 plane tree. The garment is typically sewn on the sides with a double needle seam and the rest finished with a single needle machine. The rayon drawstring is original to the piece and woven through handsewn holes. All of the foliage loops are fully intact. The sleeves are finished with hand screened 5/6 plane tree. The elastic on the sleeves is no longer functional and has never been removed or replaced. The elastic is tunneled in late war plane tree and has never been opened. The smock has two small holes but there are no repairs. The camouflage print is strong and full of contrast and the colours very vibrant.