In the straight cut, this variant is the most popular and most produced DAK trousers for Afrikakorps and souther front. Issued in mass from mid-1941, these replaced the breeches like trousers which were very unpopular.
In 1940, the Wehrmacht needed a lightweight uniform for the summer period. By 1940, the Germans needed to help out their retreating Brothers-in-arms, the Italians, along the North African Campaign. The study of Tropical clothing by the Germans was very limited. Based upon the study of the University of Hamburg, the Wehrmacht used results deducted from Asian tropical environments, and hence a cotton twill uniform in green was developed.
Very popular with Army personnel in the Mediterranean region and the Balkans, this tropical uniform was also extensively used the Deutches Afrikakorps along the North African Campaign, from 1940-1943.
Where was the Heer Tropenanzug used?
Which division used the Heer Tropenanzug?