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Koenig Seppi
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Load Bearing Straps, Hangers, and Harnesses

The support rigs (straps) used by East German soldiers and combat police to carry the personal gear needed to survive in the field went through at least four major changes over the years:

Black Leather Y-Straps: A continuation with little or no modification of the load-bearing system used by the Wehrmacht in World War 2 and kept in service by the East Germans until the early 1960s.

1st Pattern Nylon Webbing Y-Straps: Used from 1960-1965 in combination with "Leaf" (or "Splotch") Pattern equipment.

2nd Pattern Nylon Webbing Y-Straps: Used from 1965-1990 in combination with "Rain" (or "Splinter") Pattern equipment. Last Issue (UTV) Olive Drab "H" Harness and Belt: Introduced around 1987 and used until 1990 in combination with Last Issue "Rain" (or "Splinter") Pattern equipment.

Load Bearing Straps, Hangers, and Harnesses
Code Name Image Price    
LBS2 1st Pattern Nylon Webbing Y-Straps: 1960-65 $10.00
LBS3 2nd Pattern Nylon Webbing Y-Straps: 1965-1990 $12.00
LBS5 SALE. Last Issue (UTV) Olive Drab Nylon Belt: 1987(?) to 1990 $6.00
LBS7 NVA Last Issue (UTV) Rain Pattern and Olive Drab Green Nylon "H" Harness and Belt: $48.00

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