German Flectarn Pattern Uniforms

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This is required equipment for NATO West German Bundeswehr participants.


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The standard uniform for Bundeswehr troops at East Wind is the German issue Flectarn BDU uniform. Only issue German uniforms are acceptable. No Danish uniforms, no Miltec BDU cut replicas, no Russian Federation uniforms. While technically more correct, OD uniforms are not acceptable since we have opted to go with the next generation gear in order to ease the burden on attendees trying to find needed gear.

Notes on shopping for Flectarn uniforms

Make note of the sizing charts below. If possible determine exactly what size fits you best and seek out that specific size rather than making do with someone's opinion of what "medium" or "large" is. Most U.S. sellers dispense with the German sizes but there are a few that do take the time to sell by the original German sizes Wephaus being one of them.

These uniforms tend to be fairly durable but when they start to get really faded, they are reaching the end of their service life. About the same time they get faded, the stitching will begin to fail so you'll start to see more seams popping. They are fairly reparable uniforms so this is not the end of the world, just keep that in mind. If you are stuck using fairly faded uniforms because that's all you can find in your size, you can save yourself some hassle in the field and stitch some reinforcements into the crotch area as well as the side pockets on the pants which are the more failure prone areas.

Flectarn blouse and jacket sizing in inches

  • Short sizes. (5'5" - 5'9")
Chest in inches Gr. size
37-38 1
39-40 2
41-42 3
43-44 4
45-46 5


  • Regular sizes. (5'9"-6')
Chest in inches Gr. size
37-38 6
39-40 7
41-42 8
43-44 9
45-46 10
47-48 11
  • Tall sizes (6'-6'4")
Chest in inches Gr. size
39-40 12
41-42 13
43-44 14
45-46 15
47-48 16
  • Extra tall sizes (over 6'4")
Chest in inches Gr. size
41-42 17
43-44 18
45-46 19
47-48 20

Flectarn trouser sizing in inches

  • Short sizes. (Height 5'2" - 5'4")
Waist in inches Gr. size
29 1
32 2
34 3
36 4
38 5


  • Regular sizes. (Height 5"4 - 5'10")
Waist in inches Gr. size
29 6
32 7
34 8
36 9
38 10
40 11
  • Tall sizes (Height 5'10 - 6'2")
Waist in inches Gr. size
29 12
32 13
34 14
36 15
38 16