German Heer DAK Tropical Oberschütze Rank Pip HBT Patch
Second pattern, (1936), later issue, (Circa 1940-1945), Oberschütze rank insignia consists of a roughly 55mm diameter, sand khaki, cotton/rayon blend fabric with an HBT, (Herring Bone Twill), weave with a central, machine embroidered, rank pip in silvery/grey rayon threads. The outer edge of the circular base has a narrow, machine stitched on, khaki rayon reinforcement strip. Uniform removed.
Tropical insignia was developed in late 1940, along with uniforms and equipment for wear by DAK, Deutsches Afrika Korps, (German Africa Corps), personnel serving in North Africa. Design of the tropical items essentially adhered to the pattern of the field-grey continental uniforms with color variations.
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