This combat shirt was issued to The National People's Army of East Germany for over 30 years. Starting in 1968, they were manufactured and issued up until 1990. The Rain Camo pattern (Strichmuster) was influenced by WW2 German designs such as Splittermuster and Sumpftarn. "Rain" refers to the camouflage pattern, this is not a waterproof shirt.
Issued to the NVA (Nationale Volksarmee) as a 'summer' shirt, though the fabric remains moderately heavy weight and rugged. The name is used to differentiate these from the winter shirts with liners. For storage on these shirts, you get two button down chest pockets and two waist pockets with mesh linings. Two more button down pockets sit on either sleeve. Attachment of a liner is possible with buttons around and below the collar. The shirt features a button up front with storm flap and adjustable cuffs. A nice piece for a collector of Cold War era gear or combine it with more Strichmuster clothing for a complete airsoft uniform.
- Genuine East German Army surplus
- Rain camouflage pattern
- Two slash pockets with button fastening
- Two cargo pockets with button fastening
- Button-up fly
- Partially elasticated waist with D-rings for suspenders
- Adjustable cuffs
Sizing: Spacious fit, leaving room for a liner. Find your shirt size by measuring the circumference around your chest, just under the armpits. For more information, check out our sizing guide.
Content: Cotton blend
Colour: Rain Camouflage Pattern (Strichmuster)
Condition: Used/Good - Item is well used. There may be marks/stains/scratches or repairs, but it is still in functioning order. If you want more information on our condition ratings, check out our condition guide
Fits great and was in good shape - is truly better in person than in photos - only one problem- my son will absolutely snake it from my closet when I am at work - thanks
Good shirt with a subtle cold war 'camouflage' that is simple & unique. My shirt arrived in good wearable condition, however mine did not have any waist pockets as shown and described on the page unfortunately.
The jacket and pants fit perfectly fine but they actually almost have no color left in them at all, a friend of mine ordered the same thing and his look 10x better than mine do.
Super comfortable and it fits perfectly. Can take a beating. Give it a buy if you are looking for a good combat shirt
The NVA was in the process of issuing a new style BDU uniform when the DDR came to an end. The uniform was designed to go along with the UTV equipment that was being issued at the same time. This jacket is a mint example of this item from the end of the workers and farmers state.