Black Y straps were much more common, but old supplies of Tropical Y straps were issued to some units. But keep in mind if you have tropical Y straps and plan to start a unit, most of the guys in your unit will need tropical y straps. Also, very late in the war they started producing canvas y straps as the supply of leather was going down.
"There are only two types of men who are going to stay on this beach those who are already dead and those who are going to die"
The web y straps aka tropical y straps were used by the germans in all of their theatres of war. Pictures are out there. Have a few in books where the canvas straps show up in The Bulge of all place.
I recall reading a first hand account of "Afika Korps" soldiers in Post D Day 1944 France. I assumed this was due to their gear and uniforms. IIRC the book was Winged Dagger by Roy Farran. Basically about his life and experience in wwii as part of the SAS.
Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5