Lightweight Y-straps in mint condition marked LLK 1943

155.00

Mint condition lightweight Y-straps marked LLK 1943, these are perfect and can not be upgraded!

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Description

Y-straps with auxiliary straps or “Koppeltragegestell aus Leder mit Hilfstrageriemen” was first introduced in April 1939. Meant to distribute the weight of the equipment evenly, the Y-straps where a important part of the equipment. In April 1940 the official name was changed to “Koppeltragegestell für Infanterie” Even though it was introduced in 1939 it only saw widespread use from 1941 onwards. Also in that year the first “tropical” Y-straps where introduced, they stayed in production until the end of the war. As the war further progressed the Y-straps underwent many minor changes ever simplifying the production.

Markings: 
LLK 1943
Maker: It is unclear to what maker the maker LLK refers to.
Year: 1943
Hardware: Painted steel
Notes: This model was issued to Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine troops.