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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:00 pm 
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Afternoon folks,

Have been speaking with a fellow member of the TFF (Tent Freaks Federation) and with a long list of German tents that were produced during the war - we thought instead of making everything on the list, we would ask you what you wanted.

So what model of German tent do you want, what is most practical?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:26 pm 
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A few people use British army squad tents at events. Is there an authentic German equivalent?

Sometimes it would be nice to do a behind the front display there everyone gets to sleep in comfort rather than bed down in a Zelt tent.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:02 pm 
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There are a few types of tent similar to the British 160lb tent of varying sizes:
- Gebirgsgruppenzelt 500cm x 400cm I had an original one of these - they are exceedingly complicated and contrived!
- Truppzelt 250cm x 400cm this is essentially a shortened version of the Gebirgsgruppenzelt without the contrived bits!
- Truppzelt (kolonial) 600cm x 500cm manual pitches this (ha!) as a standard tent for all branches of the Heer. It's the same shape and design as the British 160lb tent. Manual interestingly states that it can accommodate 6 'Olympia' beds (these are the folding wooden framed cots we all know and love - they were marketed in Germany by the Olympia company). Comes in tropical or temperate flavour (tan or brown basically).
- Gebirgsverbindezelt 530cm x 400cm same design as the 160lb tent but with higher walls as it was designed for medical use by mountain troops. These pop up all over the place in a variety of uses. I have 2 originals of these - one is grey, the other tan. This is the only grey tent I have ever seen...!

There are some others, but these are smaller and very function specific (usually signals related). To my mind the latter 2 would suits our needs the best.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:26 pm 
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What about 1-2 person tents ? Are we limited to zelt combinations ?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:31 pm 
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Jack is already working on the kl. Gebirgs nach. zelt

Smaller 1-2 man tents are few and far between, that's really what the zelts were for.

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are there any tents for pionier troops?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:03 am 
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There was a magazine tent, but it's huge!

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Sorry about the late response i always forget about this section down here!
do you have a photo available? is this like a sectional tent which you can keep adding sections to so the length is only limited to how many sections you have?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:29 am 
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sparky wrote:
Sorry about the late response i always forget about this section down here!
do you have a photo available? is this like a sectional tent which you can keep adding sections to so the length is only limited to how many sections you have?


It can be used like that - PM me your email address and I'll send you some photos when I get home tomorrow.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:38 am 
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Rather than tents how about tables etc like the US items you produce but German ones e.g.

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That's the 'stationstisch' - a folding table commonly found in radio and telephone vehicles. I've got a seized set of the legs for one of these - they are fairly straight forwards to reproduce, apart from the hinge in the middle which requires a part to be manufactured specifically.

For general tables, have a look at original photos. There is everything from field made affairs to wooden 'church hall' style folding tables.

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