Grenztruppen Rain Cape

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This is recommended equipment for East German Grenztruppen participants.

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It is recommended that East German Grenztruppen participants bring a Grenztruppen rain cape.

  • These are still available but getting harder to find.
  • East German versions have a tartan plaid liner.
  • Soviet officer rain capes are a good stand in but do not have the tartan plaid liner.


Wearing the Rain Cape

Grenzers in capes.jpg Picture of actual Grenztruppen wearing the rain capes


Carrying the Rain Cape when not worn

  • Roll the cape neatly and use two of the assault pack straps to attach to combat belt.

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