Collar tabs (Kragenspiegel) are the epitome of insignia for Luftwaffe troops. The ones on offer here are crafted from authentic materials and using same techniques. Mounted on buckram backings, like the originals.
The base colour of these collar tabs is for Luftwaffe Field Division.
- No Piping*
- Yellow piping* - Recon & Bicycle Troops
- Green piping - Jäger regiments (old stock, correct size but more stiff)
Particular green-piping collar tabs are for early Jaeger Regiments which have seen use till the end of the war.
During the winter of 1941/1942, in particular the area close to Stalingrad, The Luftwaffe ground fighting troops started operating. To further replenish the Wehrmacht losses, in September 1942, the official Luftwaffe Ground Forces were formed. These were assigned with a green waffenfarbe, a darker shade than that used by the airfield traffic control. The branch of the service was to be reflected by the piping around the collar tabs and on the shoulder boards
*New Stock, with a new thin and flexible stiffener.