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Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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Fallschirmjager vehicles
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 05:11 AM UTC
Did Fallschirmjager units have tactical markings like Heer and SS ones? I can't find anything either way.
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 05:49 AM UTC
Except for "Hermann Goering" div, I think Fallschirmjager units were supported by either independent battalions, or an adjacent panzer unit (as in Normandy), and were marked accordingly. Soft skins would probably have WL (Luftwaffe) licence plates.
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 06:27 AM UTC

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Did Fallschirmjager units have tactical markings like Heer and SS ones? I can't find anything either way.

The Ramcke Brigade in North Africa had a shield-shaped unit marking. Presumably the Luftwaffe field divisions had unit insignia for their transport vehicles
Umi
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 07:11 AM UTC
i'm tinkering with a 3d Fallschirmjager Div. Schwimmwagen in France.
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 07:12 AM UTC

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Did Fallschirmjager units have tactical markings like Heer and SS ones? I can't find anything either way.

The Ramcke Brigade in North Africa had a shield-shaped unit marking. Presumably the Luftwaffe field divisions had unit insignia for their transport vehicles
Umi


I think the "R in the diamond" symbol is supposed to represent a kite. I think I read that somewhere. Of course, it's not a tactical marking. Interesting query..now I have to go look lol. Ramcke seems to not have much in the way of tac markings. I did see some vehicles with an "8" on the lower right of the "kite". A company formation number perhaps? One picture had several Fiat trucks all with the no.8 on the left fender. The scorpion logo *not to be confused with the other WL scorpion* appears to have been stenciled on some vehicles. I believe Star Decals make a fairly decent sheet that includes these. I can't remember but I thought FJ RSOs had tac markings. Hazy memory lol!
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 07:25 AM UTC
I have the "R Kite" emblem on it. Was wondering if they had anything to designate a recon unit, or unit HQ, comms, whatever.
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 07:44 AM UTC

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I have the "R Kite" emblem on it. Was wondering if they had anything to designate a recon unit, or unit HQ, comms, whatever.


Been surfing a bit and haven't seen anything...good luck!
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 07:59 AM UTC
Few photos I've found are from North Africa and appear to be just the (then) brigade emblem. Stuff I'e found for France are vehicles hiding under jagern.