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German Body Armour - Single Segment Set

German Body Armour - Single Segment Set
Unit Price: 12,90 EUR
(incl. 19,00% VAT. and plus Shipping costs)
Weight: 0,00 g

German Body Armour – Single Segment Set (Body Armour – 6 parts & Helmet M16 with Armour) / Dt. Grabenpanzer Set (6 Teile – einzeln Segmente & Helm mit Stirnplatte) Intended for adding to an existing figure of choice

  • Scale / Maßstab: 1:16
  • Material: Resin
  • Parts / Teile: 7
  • Infosheet / Infoblatt: English
  • Code: IS70

Contents / Inhalt:

  • Body Armour (6 parts) / Grabenpanzer (6 Teile)
  • Steel Helmet M.16 with Armour / Stahlhelm M.16 mit Stirnplatte

German Steel Body Armour Set / Grabenpanzer Set

German Steel Body Armour Set / Grabenpanzer Set
Unit Price: 12,90 EUR
(incl. 19,00% VAT. and plus Shipping costs)
Weight: 9,00 g

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German Steel Body Armour Set / Grabenpanzer Set

  • Scale / Maßstab: 1:16
  • Material: Resin
  • Parts / Teile: 5
  • Infosheet / Infoblatt: English
  • Code: IS66

Contents / Inhalt:

  • Body Armour (3 parts) / Grabenpanzer (3 Teile)
  • Helmet Armour  / Stirmschild (für Stahlhelm)
  • Steel Helmet M.16 / Stahlhelm M.16

Note: the wooden post, shelf & base are not included, but can be purchased separately if required – please contact Jon Smith directly either per email or telephone. This Body Armour Set is intended for the diorama / model display. The Body Armour – Single Segment Set (item about) is intended for adding to an existing figure of choice.

Steel Body Armour / Grabenpanzer or Sappenpanzer: Devised by the German Army and introduced in 1916 for protection against light infantry weapons and shrapnel. This special nickel/silicon steel body armour, or trench armour was issued to predominantly exposed troops such as snipers, MG troops and sentries within the Front Line areas.

The armor consisted of a breastplate, with 3 overlapping protective sections for the stomach and groin. 2 shoulder plates fixed with 3 rivets on each side held the armour over the body. The individual plates were connected with 2 webbing straps fastened onto the inside of the armour starting on the breast section where the two rivets are situated. Rectangular horsehair felt pads were stitched to the webbing strap to lay in-between the sections and reduce noise when the wearer moved (the pads can be seen protruding under the plates on original photos and the model figure). The thickness of armour was approx. 3.25 mm with a 25mm overlap of the plates. Measurements would of cause differ from one set of armour to the next, there being at least 7 manufactures involved in production.

The armour was issued in different models, but basically 2 types can be discovered when searching for photos or original items. The first is the plain / first issue type (worn by this figure). The second model has 2 additional equipment support hooks on the main breast plate, along with a rifle bracket welded to the top area and attachment slits for securing a strap to go around the body and hold the armour in place. The weight, depending on the manufacture was between 8 and 10 Kg and appears to of been issued in either 2 or 3 different sizes.

Sources claim that between 400,000 and 500,000 were produced and is one of the most sought after items for any WW1 collector today. Considering how many were supposedly manufactured, there are not many around.

Colour: Judging by the few original items in museums and private collectors the factory colour is olive green. Horsehair pads: a light grey / brown.

Steel Helmet M16 / Stahlhelm M.16: This helmet, which first entered service in 1916 during the initial stages of the battle of Verdun was designed by Professor Friedrich Schwerd and made from high quality chrome-nickel steel. Weighing between 950 and 1200g, depending on size – more heavier than the Allied helmets, but giving a better protection to the face, ears and neck. The horn venting bolts on each side enabled the fitting of an extra armoured shield over the helmet for sentries, MG troops, snipers or other particularly exposed / dangerous employment. This weighing around 2000g was seldom used; although a total of 50000 were supposedly produced.

Colour: first issued in field- grey, which would reflect in sun light and proved unsatisfactory. Various trials were carried out, but it was not until July 1918 that an official camouflage scheme in brown and green sharp-edged irregular patens, all outlined in black was introduced. These were carried out by unit maintenance workshops (other weapons and equipment, particularly artillery pieces and MGs were also rendered in the same way). It seems that helmets were re-painted by individuals or units in a variety of colour schemes before the official order and items with red- brown, ochre (brownish- yellow), green and blue- grey, all outlined in black were common. Helmets were also covered using the light brown sandbag material, or the issued helmet-covers, seen particularly in the later war period.

The M.17 & 18 helmets followed with only slight differences to the inside padding and chin strap fasteners. The last model to see service during the war, if only in small numbers was the M.18 Ohrenausschnitt, or Helmet M.18 with ear cut-outs (also available from JSM), more commonly (and stubbornly) known as the Cavalry or Telegraph Helmet. The cut-outs were in fact a further design feature of the M.18 to improve the hearing ability of the wearer and avoid the hissing noise experienced by troops.

German Gas Mask Container M16

German Gas Mask Container M16
Unit Price: 1,95 EUR
(incl. 19,00% VAT. and plus Shipping costs)
Weight: 4,00 g

IS43 - Gas Tin M16 - Bereitschaftsbüchse M1916 1German Gas Tin M16 - The Parts in Resin 1

German Gas Mask Container M16  / Bereitschaftsbüchse M1916 (Gasmaske) New

  • Scale / Maßstab: 1:16
  • Material: Resin
  • Parts / Teile: 1
  • Code: IS43

Contents / Inhalte:

  • Gas Mask Container M16 / Bereitschaftsbüchse M1916 (für Gasmaske)

Gas Mask Tin M16 / Bereitschaftsbüchse M16: At the beginning of 1915, the early type gas masks were issued without any form of container or bag and were often placed within the haversack (bread bag) or in some cases kept in tins, which were fastened by string around the soldier’s neck. Later in 1915, the Canvas Gas Mask Holder, with dividing sections within was issued – Segeltuchtasche für Gasmaske M1915 – here the mask, filter unit and spare filter were kept in tins within and still had to be opened and attached when required. The holder was officially worn on the left side of belt, but is quite often seen at rear, next to the haversack.

In March 1916, the German War Ministry announced the distribution of a Gas Mask Tin, which held the ready for use mask with filer unit already attached. Until the issuing in sufficient numbers, the troops had to do with tins of different manufactures, also the existing canvas holders were modified to carry the mask with filter unit attached.

In June 1916 the Gas Mask Tin M16 / Bereitschaftsbüchse M16 was issued, together with a leather strap, later in cloth for attachment around the neck. The bottom tin attachment loop could also be attached to a tunic button, holding the tin in the standby position. If not in this position, the gas tin was kept as before within the canvas holder. Within the tin, the mask could be kept with filter unit attached and ready for use. The gas tins were used until the end of the war, but parallel the new and slightly higher M17 tin were being issued from mid 1917.

Notes from the Sculptor

On the model there is a seam running from top to bottom on the side of can – this is the overlap join when the can was manufactured, distinctive on the original items

German Pioneer Wire Cutters

German Pioneer Wire Cutters
Unit Price: 1,90 EUR
(incl. 19,00% VAT. and plus Shipping costs)
Weight: 3,00 g

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German Pioneer Wire Cutters / Pionier Drahtschere

  • Scale / Maßstab: 1:16
  • Material: Resin
  • Parts / Teile: 1
  • Code: IS61

Contents / Inhalte:

  • German Pioneer Wire Cutters / Pionier DrahtschereNote: this is a thin item and will require care when removing the casting canal (situated between the handles)

German Pioneer Wire Cutters with Belt Attachment Hook

German Pioneer Wire Cutters with Belt Attachment Hook
Unit Price: 1,90 EUR
(incl. 19,00% VAT. and plus Shipping costs)
Weight: 3,00 g

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German Pioneer Wire Cutters with Belt Attachment Hook / Pionier Drahtschere mit Koppelbefestigung

  • Scale / Maßstab: 1:16
  • Material: Resin
  • Parts / Teile: 1
  • Code: IS62

Contents / Inhalte:

  • German Pioneer Wire Cutters with Belt Attachment Hook / Pionier Drahtschere mit KoppelbefestigungNote: this is a thin item and will require care when removing the casting canal (situated between the handles)

German Steel Helmet Armour / Stirmschild (für Stahlhelm)

German Steel Helmet Armour  / Stirmschild (für Stahlhelm)
Unit Price: 2,30 EUR
(incl. 19,00% VAT. and plus Shipping costs)
Weight: 4,00 g

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German Steel Helmet Armour  / Stirmschild (für Stahlhelm)

  • Scale / Maßstab: 1:16
  • Material: Resin
  • Parts / Teile: 1
  • Code: IS69

Contents / Inhalt:

  • Helmet Armour  / Stirmschild (für Stahlhelm)

Germen Haversack M1887 & Water Bottle M1915/17

Germen Haversack M1887 & Water Bottle M1915/17
Unit Price: 2,95 EUR
(incl. 19,00% VAT. and plus Shipping costs)
Weight: 8,00 g

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Germen Haversack M1887 & Water Bottle M1915/17 (Late War Production) / Feldflasche M1915/17 (Spätkriegsprojuktion)

  • Scale / Maßstab: 1:16
  • Material: Resin
  • Parts / Teile: 2
  • Code: IS44

Contents / Inhalte:

  • Germen Haversack M1887 & Water Bottle M1915/17 (Late War Production) / Feldflasche M1915/17 (Spätkriegsprojuktion)

Single German Gas Mask with Head

Single German Gas Mask with Head
Unit Price: 5,90 EUR
(incl. 19,00% VAT. and plus Shipping costs)
Weight: 10,00 g

IS17 Single German Gas Mask 1080

Single Gas Mask M.17 / Ledermaske M.17

  • Scale / Maßstab: 1:16
  • Material: Resin
  • Parts / Teile: 5
  • Infosheet / Infoblatt: English
  • Code: IS17

 Contents / Inhalte:

  • Gas masks M.17 / Ledermaske M.17
  • Filter / Filter
  • 2 x Eye Glasses (Plexi) / 2 Stck. Augengläser (Acrylglas)
  • Head / Kopf

German Gas Mask M17 Container

German Gas Mask M17 Container
Unit Price: 1,50 EUR
(incl. 19,00% VAT. and plus Shipping costs)
Weight: 4,00 g

092111097

German Gas Mask Container M17  / Gasmaske M1917 Metallbehälter

  • Scale / Maßstab: 1:16
  • Material: Resin
  • Parts / Teile: 1
  • Infosheet / Infoblatt: English
  • Code: IS59

Contents / Inhalte:

  • Gas Mask Container M17 / Gasmaske M1917 Metallbehälter (Bereitschaftsbüchse 17)

German Canvas Gas Mask Holder

German Canvas Gas Mask Holder
Unit Price: 1,70 EUR
(incl. 19,00% VAT. and plus Shipping costs)
Weight: 5,00 g

 001013

 German Canvas Gas Mask Holder / Segeltuchtasche für Gasmaske

  • Scale / Maßstab: 1:16
  • Material: Resin
  • Parts / Teile: 1
  • Infosheet / Infoblatt: English
  • Code: IS46

Contents / Inhalte:

  • German Canvas Gas Mask Holder / Segeltuchtasche für Gasmaske

German 17mm Signal / Flare Gun & MG Ammo Box M1911 Set

German 17mm Signal / Flare Gun & MG Ammo Box M1911 Set
Unit Price: 6,90 EUR
(incl. 19,00% VAT. and plus Shipping costs)
Weight: 6,00 g

IS67 - German PK11 & Flare Gun - 2IS67 - German PK11 & Flare Gun - 5IS67 - German PK11 & Flare Gun - 4IS67 - German PK11 & Flare Gun - 1

German 17mm Signal / Flare Gun & MG Ammo Box M1911 – open (without dividing wall, for tools / spare parts etc.) / Leuchtpistole a. A. (alte Art – old type) Kaliber 17mm & Patronenkasten Mod. 1911 – offen (ohne Zwischenwand, für Werkzeug, Ersatzteile usw.)

  • Scale / Maßstab: 1:16
  • Material: Resin
  • Parts / Teile: 16
  • Code: IS67

Contents / Inhalte:

  • MG Ammo Box M1911 – open / Patronenkasten Mod. 1911 – offen
  • Ammo Box Lid / Patronenkastendeckel
  • Signal / Flare Gun – (2 parts) / Leuchtpistole – (2 Teile)
  • 6 x 17mm Flare Gun Cartridges / 6 x 17mm Signalpatronen
  • 6 x Empty 17mm Flare Gun Cartridges / 6 x Leere 17mm Signalpatronen

The double belt ammunition box produced in galvanized sheet metal (known colloquially as PK11PatronenKasten 11). As on the PK 15, the metal carrying handles were widened where the hand would grip to give added ease whilst carrying. The handle folds back snug within the lid inlet. The internal dividing wall was in some cases removed to enable the ammunition box to function as a tool or spares container. Colour – outer: green / grey. Inner: galvanized steel. These ammo boxes showed often a battered appearance on original photos with the corners and tops particularly worn.

Signal / Flare Gun old Type – Calibre 17mm Set

Signal / Flare Gun old Type – Calibre 17mm Set
Unit Price: 6,90 EUR
(incl. 19,00% VAT. and plus Shipping costs)
Weight: 9,00 g

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Signal / Flare Gun old Type – Calibre 17mm Set / Leuchtpistole a. A. (alte Art – old type) Kaliber 17mm Set

  • Scale / Maßstab: 1:16
  • Material: Resin
  • Parts / Teile: 17
  • Infosheet / Infoblatt: English
  • Code: IS15

Contents / Inhalte:

  • Signal / Flare Gun – 2 parts / Leuchtpistole – 2 Teile
  • Wooden Ammo Box M1901 – open / Patronenkasten Mod. 1901 – offen
  • Flare Ammunition Inlay / Signalpatronenstreifen-Einsatz
  • Ammo Box Lid / Patronenkastendeckel
  • 6 x 17mm Flare Gun Cartridges / 6 x 17mm Signalpatronen
  • 6 x Empty 17mm Flare Gun Cartridges / 6 x Leere 17mm Signalpatronen

German Bandolier

German Bandolier
Unit Price: 1,50 EUR
(incl. 19,00% VAT. and plus Shipping costs)
Weight: 4,00 g

104102

German Bandolier / Patronentragegurt

  • Scale / Maßstab: 1:16
  • Material: Resin
  • Parts / Teile: 1
  • Infosheet / Infoblatt: English
  • Code: IS58

Contents / Inhalte:

  • German Bandolier / Patronentragegurt

German Ammunition Pouches M1909

German Ammunition Pouches M1909
Unit Price: 2,30 EUR
(incl. 19,00% VAT. and plus Shipping costs)
Weight: 3,00 g

 029032

German Ammunition Pouches M1909 (2 x Sets of 3) / Patronentaschen M1909 (2 x 3er Set)

  • Scale / Maßstab: 1:16
  • Material: Resin
  • Parts / Teile: 2
  • Infosheet / Infoblatt: English
  • Code: IS35

Contents / Inhalte:

  • German Ammunition Pouches M1909 (2 x Sets of 3) / Patronentaschen M1909 (2 x 3)

German Ammunition Pouches M1895

German Ammunition Pouches M1895
Unit Price: 2,30 EUR
(incl. 19,00% VAT. and plus Shipping costs)
Weight: 2,00 g

German Ammunition Pouches M1895 (Set of 2) / Dt. Patronentaschen M1895

  • Scale / Maßstab: 1:16
  • Material: Resin
  • Parts / Teile: 2
  • Code: IS72

Contents / Inhalte:

  • German Ammunition Pouches M1895 (Set of 2) / Dt. Patronentaschen M1895 (2er Set)

Ammunition Pouches M1895 / Patronentaschen M1895: Although outdated, the ammunition pouches M1895 (in Bavaria M1896) were still being used by many infantry units, especially within Reserve-, Landwehr and Landsturm-Regimente at the outbreak of war. These pouches, when full had the tendency to `tip´ forward. This was solved by attaching the haversack carrying strap (an item of kit which was issued, but hardly ever used for what it was meant for) around the neck and hooked onto the pouch buckles. Like the other early German ammunition pouches (M87, M88 and M09), the M95 would open outwards, the leather hinge being at the front. The lid straps are on each side, with brass fasteners. Colour: until about 1915/16 all leather equipment was generally issued in natural brown. Later this was blackened.

Germen Water Bottle M1915/17 (Late War Production)

 Germen Water Bottle M1915/17 (Late War Production)
Unit Price: 1,60 EUR
(incl. 19,00% VAT. and plus Shipping costs)
Weight: 3,00 g

IS39 - German Water Bottle M15-17 (Later War Production

Germen Water Bottle M1915/17 (Late War Production) / Feldflasche M1915/17 (Spätkriegsprojuktion)

  • Scale / Maßstab: 1:16
  • Material: Resin
  • Parts / Teile: 1
  • Code: IS39

Contents / Inhalte:

  • Germen Water Bottle M1915/17 (Late War Production) / Feldflasche M1915/17 (Spätkriegsprojuktion)

Germen Water Bottle M1907

Germen Water Bottle M1907
Unit Price: 1,60 EUR
(incl. 19,00% VAT. and plus Shipping costs)
Weight: 3,00 g

041

German Water Bottle M1907 / Feldflasche M1907

  • Scale / Maßstab: 1:16
  • Material: Resin
  • Parts / Teile: 1
  • Infosheet / Infoblatt: English
  • Code: IS34

Contents / Inhalte:

  • Water Bottle M1907 / Feldflasche M1907

German MG Ammo Box M1911 - open - for Tools / Spares

German MG Ammo Box M1911 - open - for Tools / Spares
Unit Price: 3,90 EUR
(incl. 19,00% VAT. and plus Shipping costs)
Weight: 6,00 g

IS65 - German PK11 Empty (for tools - spares) - 3IS65 - German PK11 Empty (for tools - spares) - 1IS - Equip. Group 2016 - 2

German MG Ammo Box M1911 – open (without dividing wall, for tools / spare parts etc.) / Patronenkasten Mod. 1911 – offen (ohne Zwischenwand, für Werkzeug, Ersatzteile usw.)

  • Scale / Maßstab: 1:16
  • Material: Resin
  • Parts / Teile: 2
  • Code: IS65

Contents / Inhalte:

  • MG Ammo Box M1911 – open / Patronenkasten Mod. 1911 – offen
  • Ammo Box Lid / Patronenkastendeckel

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