WWII HG Panzer M43 Cap
Here we offer another cap to an elite unit of the German military. The famous black M43 cap was introduced for wear by all tank crews and was a favorite by the armoured troops.
This particular example is unique from the more common army caps in that it has the following distinct Luftwaffe manufacturing details: The liner is the typical airforce blue silk lining; the single buttoned flap on the front has a Luftwaffe blue-grey button; and the eagle insignia is that of the airforce with the typical tri-colour roundel, but in black.
The manufacture is typical of the M43 in that it has an all black wool body, the longer visor, it has the flaps for cold weather with pull tabs on the underside of the flaps. There is one addition seen more often on Officer caps, a leather lining at the fron of the cap, maybe a custom request by an NCO. The only marking is a size stamp in dark blue ink and the insignia is all original with the "V" stitch that all collectors look for in an original untouched example, the button is with original thread, no mothing and in great condition. The HG Division fought in Sicily and Italy, and left for Russia after Anzio where it fought extensively , surrendering finally in Berlin in 1945. (The insignia is deliberately distorted for PC reasons, but in perfect condition. Please ask for pics if you want to be sure).