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Erbsenmuster Pattern 44 was a camouflage pattern that was used with German uniforms during WWII. Pattern 44 or Pea-Dot was a five-color pattern that consisted of black, green, and olive green colors placed in various dots along the tan and brown background.[1] However, the shades of said colors, variations in design, etc. were not standardized to the extent that all uniforms were the same but instead mixed up so every single scrap of material could be saved in the production.

Use

Erbsenmuster Pattern 44 was used in various platforms from 1944 to 1945. Although no helmet covers or field caps were ever created, field tunics were. These uniforms were only ever given to soldiers of the Waffen-SS and assigned to both frontline and panzer troops. 

History

Erbsenmuster Pattern 44 was initially ordered in March 1944 and given to frontline troops months later.[2] From there, it was dispersed among battlefield troops and continued to be used until 1945. It proved to be one of the more effective camouflage patterns used during the war and was well liked by the SS. Thousands of smocks, full uniforms, caps, etc were produced with the 'Pea-Dot 44' camouflage pattern during its year long production run. 

References

  1. http://www.atthefront.com/HR/g/uni_44dot.html
  2. http://www.kamouflage.net/camouflage/00117.php


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