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Home > Uniforms and Accessories > Shouldercords, Shooting Cords, and Swallowsnests

Shouldercords, Shooting Cords, and Swallowsnests

East German armed forces (NVA) and certain units of the People's Police/Volkspolizei followed German tradition in decorating their tunics with braided cords and other ornate, metallic-looking insignia. There were 4 basic types of this insignia, all worn with a flourish in the shoulder area.

Swallowsnests are the traditional German shoulder insignia worn by military bandsmen and continued by the East Germans. Each of the 3 main branches of the NVA - Army, Air Force/Air Defense and Border Guard - had its own color, worn in combination with silver tress. Swallowsnests also differed by level of the orchestra/band, with higher orchestras wearing Swallowsnests with silver metal fringes attached to the bottom. Note: Prices are per pair. For more details on shooting cords and swallowsnests go here

Shouldercords, Shooting Cords, and Swallowsnests
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Code Name Image Price    
SCC1 Land and Air Defense Forces Rifleman Shooting Cord $10.00
SCC2 Land and Air Defense Forces Artillery Shooting Cord $10.00
SCC3 Land and Air Defense Forces BMP/Armored Personnel Carrier Shooting Cord $10.00
SCC4 Land and Air Defense Forces Tank/Panzer Shooting Cord $10.00
SCC5 RESTOCKED ITEM. Land and Air Defense Forces Border Guard Shooting Cord $18.00
SCC6 Navy Rifleman Shooting Cord $18.00
SCC7 Navy Artillery Shooting Cord $18.00
SCC8 Navy Border Guard Shooting Cord $20.00
SCC9 RESTOCKED ITEM. Silver Acorns/Eicheln $4.00
SCC10 RE-STOCKED ITEM. Blue Acorns/Eicheln   $7.00

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