Wehrmacht (M36) Unterfeldwebel – Uniform Impression

Wehrmacht (M36) Unterfeldwebel – Uniform Impression

Hello everyone and welcome to this new video of uniform presentation. Today I invite you to discover the uniform of a Wehrmacht NCO, M36 model, for a staff sergeant, so “Unterfeldwebel”. Before anything, you must know that this video is just a base for you to build up your uniform. I do not pretend to be an expert, and having all the answer to your questions. No it’s just an invitation for you to seek your own information in books, magazines or on Internet. If you ever find things to say about the outfit I’ll introduce you, then you already know more than me. I have not hidden the swastikas on this uniform for historical accuracy, not by personal conviction. These badges are part of history, so there is not to hide in my video, it’s only to respect the history and not for a political goal. This is not to say that I am for all the ideas conveyed by these badges… I will present only what I wear with me to save you from a 2 hours video. You will find the kitlist with the timing of each element of the uniform in the description. HISTORICAL Germany’s first battle on the Soviet front at the outbreak of Operation Barbarossa was the battle of Brest-Litovsk. Special feature of this fortress: the German had to fight twice for this fortress. The first time in September 1939, the fort was then held by the Polish and the second battle took place in June 1941, after Soviet took control of the fortress following the non-aggression pact made between USSR and Germany. There was no precursor preparing the German invasion on June 22, 1941. From the first minutes, Brest and fortress came under the fire of the artillery. The first attack of the Wehrmacht took place half an hour after the start of the first bombardment. The Blitzkrieg was running, with infantry, tanks and planes, preventing any organization from the Soviet defense, who could not defend only spots. However, the Soviets managed to keep these places, and on the evening of June 24, 1941, some 368 Germans were already dead, 4-5000 captured soldiers of the Red Army. On June 25 and June 26, 1941, local fighting continued mainly in the Citadel. Until the evening of June 26, 1941, Soviet and several points fell because of German assaults. The Luftwaffe bombed twice on June, 29nd and forced the last points to fall and the defenders to surrender. Although Soviet troops were surprised by the suddenness of the surprise attack, many of them held more than necessary. Civilians in the Fortress helped for reloading magazines and ammunition belts, and also taking up weapons to defend the city. The children were excellent observers. It is said that the defenders remained hidden until the end of July 1941, this could be the product of the imagination of Soviet propaganda of the time calling for the heroic resistance. So by default, we’ll say the end of the battle took place on the June 29nd 1941. UNIFORM The gray shirt was placed under the woolen M36 jacket, so it doesn’t scratch your neck. The identification disc is placed over. It’s inserted in the M40 trousers, whose only the color change compared to the previous model M37. These pants are tucked into nailed leather jackboots, which are here postwar reconditioned by a shoemaker. The M36 jacket is recognizable by its 5 buttons closure, its 4 pockets with central pleats, and especially his bottle green collar. Note the presence of 4 hooks to the waist to support the belt. These hooks are attached to internal straps so as to distribute the weight of the webbing on the shoulders. An internal pocket allow to carry a bandage. Buttons are present inside the neck for an additional collar (to prevent the wool irritates the neck), but the collar of the gray shirt fills this role perfectly. Collar tabs, also called Litzen have the same background color as the collar and has a white border, specifically the infantry. The breast eagle also has a green background and is embroidered in light gray. The shoulder boards are also green background, with a silver tress and a thin white border on end. White is, once again, the color of the weapon, here for infantry. And silver tress matches the grade: here is Unterfeldwebel. We notice a ribbon on the second button: it is a reminder of the 2nd class Iron Cross. The ribbon is slipped into the loop and the button is sewn on the inside. The green collar is also provided with a silver tress, which is sewn around the collar. It was worn by the NCOs. The men of the troop and NCOs could wear a visor cap, the Schirmmütze. The big difference from the officer’s caps: the leather strap on the front, while the officer’s cap was embroidered cord silver color (or gold for general). A white border reminded, once again, the weapon of the soldier, here the infantry. EQUIPMENT The webbing carried by our soldiers is specific to men with minimal responsibilities. In fact all depends on your rank in the section. And this provision was rather seen for section chiefs. The Y-leather straps are optional, but in terms of the weight I have on my back, it is essential, to avoid bending and breaking the jacket hooks. The Y-straps hooks on the belt in black leather (with buckle for the troops and NCOs). On the front, the Y-straps are hooked onto the rings of MP40 pouches. There are several models and several colors of MP40 pouches. They contain 6 magazines, who are here airsoft magazines, SRC brand. An additional small pocket on the right side (left when it’s worn) to places a loader. There is a sense to wear on the belt: to help you, the hooks should be oriented upwards. As NCO, can I benefit from wearing a pistol. This leather holster can hold a Lüger P08. It contains the pistol, extra magazine and a small pocket for the dismantling key. The Lüger Parabellum is one of the first semi-automatic pistols and probably the first having experienced such a wide distribution. It was manufactured by Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken and was in 9mm. This is an airsoft replica from “WE”, but I invite you to discover the video I made of the other Luger from Tanaka. The link in the description of this video. The shovel is placed in a leather case with a bayonet in its scabbard and slipped into the case. Then we find a Zeltbahn M31, the bread bag M31 will carry some food to hold a day or two on the front. The Canteen M31 is hooked to the bread bag with a hook to the top, and a leather strap to slip into a passing on bread bag downside. In the bread bag, we can find some accessories, such as the folding cutleries with a fork and a spoon on each side. They could also carry this accessory in a pocket, but the bread bag seems more appropriate, especially if the cutleries are dirty. A butter dish allowed to carry anything that was not already packed in boxes. It was the Tupperware of this time. This is surely a postwar item, there were in brightly color Bakelite. The Scho-ka-kola is a sweet currently still manufactured! Mixture of chocolate and coffee, it was the redbull of the time! The regulation would want the strap of the gas mask pouch passes on the left shoulder. But at the front, a regulation of this kind was rarely applied. There were several gas mask cases. The first to be made were quite short, and they have been lengthened over time. Thus this gas mask case of M38 type. The box has, on its cover, a compartment for glasses replacement. Gas masks had to have, of course, a cartridge, but these are not easy to find, and it is naturally very inadvisable to use today considering their age. The M30 gas masks before 1938 were made of canvas and rubber, which were then replaced by full rubber models from 1938, called GM 1938 ‘S-Maske’. It was common to see anti-gas canvas cover attached to the case, much easier to transport than on the chest, as seen at the beginning of the war. Admit that I have a winner head… German binoculars, called Dienstglas 6×30, were distributed to all officers, NCO, snipers and artillery observers. They were stored in a leather case, hung on the belt if there were some place! A small leather portion allows to fix the binoculars on a button of the jacket, so you can crawl and trudge by being safe to take it in the face. A leather cap could be added on the strap, but this cap was impractical to use it, this one coming in front of observer’s mouth. The MP40 is the Regulatory automatic weapon intended for NCOs and officers of the time. It has a rate of 500-600 rounds per minute and was made to 1.2 million copies. Its main drawback was the lack of place to place the weak hand at the front: It was not recommended to hold the magazine, this may have feeding problems. The loading well was the best place to put the left hand (for right-handed). Many soldiers were burned after heavy fire, the whole front, steel, heating quickly after intensive use. Its folding stock was the element that appeals to all the troops while testing the MP38, the previous version before the MP40. This allowed easy use in armored vehicles and in buildings. And even in the Half-Track, ergo the front, under the barrel, was intended to put the gun on a fixed element as an armor plate of half-track for example. This is an airsoft version manufactured by SRC. You will find the review link in the description. Here is how an Unterfeldwebel was equipped with a MP40. In combat, the function doesn’t necessarily depend on the rank, but it was very common to see NCO as a group/section leader, therefore equipped with MP40. But a sergeant could be equipped with a Mauser 98K, which could occur if there was no leader. Note that here we are at rest version, hence the wearing of the visor cap instead of helmet. SUMMARY The outfit starts with the M40 trousers, stone gray, the same color as the jacket, unlike M37 trousers that preceded. The straps port is strongly recommended, there is no loop for a belt. It is advisable to wear long underpants like Damart below, wool is never pleasant to have against your thighs. Remember to put down the sleeves pants into your socks before putting your boots. The shirt stone gray is not essential to make your outfit, but it will be very useful, especially the shirt collar to protect your neck from the wool of the jacket to put over it. An ID disk with lace is put around the neck. These two parts divisible in case of death of the soldier. It contains the unit at the time of its incorporation and its registration number. Nailed Jackboots are characteristic of the German uniform: a leather sole welcomes the nails, and the heel is hooked to easily clacking to stand to attention. This is German postwar boots reconditioned, but copies are easy to find for the same price. The M36 jacket is easily recognizable by its folds on the pockets, and especially with the green bottle neck. It closes with 5 metal buttons, and we noticet the presence of 4 hooks at the waist. As Unterfeldwebel, we find this rank on the shoulder straps, thanks to the silver tress. We’ll also find a breast eagle, the collar tabs (or Litzen) are specific for the troops, a 2nd class Iron Cross reminder ribbon, and there is a tress that runs through the neck, symbolizing the class NCO. We can add decorations on the left pocket, but it is absolutely not mandatory. This Schirmmütze was also used by the troop with the Waffenrock. But it was very unusual to see them in action with this visor cap, unlike the NCO, although the helmet is much more suitable and preferred. It has metal insignias, leather or brilliant Mika visor, and a leather chinstrap forward. A colorful border goes all around the top of the cap to identify the corps.This is a white border corresponding to the infantry. The German webbing is quite difficult to implement, especially to install: it is better to be two to hang the belt, place it on the jackets hooks, and then install the Y-straps. Keep everything the right way, knowing that everything is in your back. First, a pouch for 3 MP40 magazines, then comes the holster for P08, with the gun in it content, and an additional magazine. To dig your trenches, or the tombs of your friends, the right shovel will be essential. The bayonet is stuck in the holster of the shovel. It wasn’t required to be equipped with a Mauser to carry a bayonet, he was always good to have a knife handy in case of infighting. The Zeltbahn M31 was a tent shift, rolled in a precise manner and attached to the belt in case of absence of Sturmgepack. The bread bag M31 was designed to transport food. On this bag, found the M31 canteen, consists of a canteen, a wool cover, a strap and an aluminum cup. In the bread bag, we can retrieve Sho-ka-kola, cutlery and a butter dish. We later find a second for 3 spare MP40 magazines. The two pouches each have a ring to hang Y-straps, also hung on the back of black leather belt. There are two leather straps that remain unused in this configuration: it is quite normal. To close the belt, an aluminum buckle will be required for the troops and NCOs. The gas mask was metallic case with straps in web. The gas mask GM 38 S-Maske was contained in it, with spare glasses hidden in the hood of the case. But the gas masks were never really used, it was common to see that the mask was left in the package, replaced by additional food. It was common to see the name of a soldier painted by hand on the back of the gas mask case. This allowed each man to find his own equipment in the barracks among others. Dienstglas 6×30 binoculars were used by some staff of the troop, such as scouts or artillery observers. NCOs, due to their responsibility in the field, had their binoculars, ditto for officers. A leather flap allowed to fix it on a jacket’s button. The MP40 was an automatic weapon for section leaders, easy to use in combat because of its short length, and its folding stock. His magazines contained 32 cartridges of 9mm, and 6 magazines were very quick to shoot! A leather sling is placed on the left for right-handers. This is the airsoft version from SRC, customized by me. You will find the review link in the description, as well as the P08 Lüger from Tanaka. Here’s what this video concludes uniform presentation, feel free to share it if you liked, the goal being my work is seen by a maximum of people, to subscribe to my channel if it is not already done! Leave a blue thumb if you’re happy! I gives you appointment next month to the next video review of uniform! Directed by Neo035 Shot by Mireille

49 Replies to “Wehrmacht (M36) Unterfeldwebel – Uniform Impression”

  1. très très très très très très très très très très très très très très très très très très très très très très très très très très très très très très très très très belle video

  2. Salut , les crochets de vareuse sont difficile a casser , après c'est comme tout quand on a du matos de qualité cela craint rien. Nous on utilise pas de brelage lourd ( début de guerre et bien plus de matos dans le dos !!! jamais eu de souci !! 😉

    La qualité que ce soit du ceinturon (le cuir) ou les autres équipements font largement la différence !!!

  3. Toujours aussi classe tes répliques d'uniformes Neo ! Bravo.

    PTDR a la fin.Avec la musique de Das Boot en fond ;).Un super film qui plus est.

  4. Belle vidéo, belle tenue. Comme d'hab' ^^ J'aime bien les petites scènes humoristiques à la fin des présentations d'uniforme ! 🙂

  5. C'est dégueulasse ! Tu te casse le cul pour nous faire une vidéo de qualitée et au final, tu n'a que 1000 vues. Ça doit être frustrant…Mais bon, super vidéo et si je peux me permettre, à 4:20 tu a écrit Hiter…

  6. Yeah,cette uniforme du bonheur =D,et se sacré masque a gaz bon dieu :p décidément je l'aime !!!

    Et oui pour le coup je ne sais plus trop si baio était en dotation réglo pour les mp,j’essaierais de trouver une source ou si tu en a une neo je suis preneur =D et au passage super boulot comme d'hab ^^

  7. Quelle classe , tu as de la chance d'avoir pleins d'uniformes mais surtout de bien les portés quelques soient leurs nationalités , chapeau car pas donner a tout le mondeAvec mes 1m70 je ne pense pas avoir le même impact.Les uniformes allemands dans l'ensemble sont très beau , j'ai un énorme petit faible pour celui de l'ordre Noir , dommage qu'il n'y a peu d'ouverture d'esprit

  8. C'etait tres informatif! J'ai une question a propos des uniformes Allemands.

    Qu'est-ce qu'etaient les grandes differences entre la sangle (webbing) du officier et du soldat enrôlé?

  9. salut. gg pour la video. tu pourrait faire un equipement de tomis. et tu pourais aussi le pris moyen pour ce faire un uniforme

  10. merci pour la vidéo je vien juste de finir à 90% mon uniforme de la panzergrenadier je suis vraiment content du résultat , j ai une question j ai un casque mais il est juste trop neuf comment lui donner du vécu merci

  11. À propos de la bataille de la Forteresse de Brest-Litovsk, il y a chaque année là-bas une reconstitution qui pourrait t'intéresser ^^

  12. From what I've heard the correct way to hold the mp40 was to have the support hand hold the weapon rifle style just behind the magazine

  13. Um Unterfeldwebel est un grade de sous officier, si tu voulais faire un uniforme d'officier il fallait prendre Leutnant

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