German Paratrooper Trousers Fallschirmjager Springer Hose by Richard Underwood.
Early war green shade pattern paratrooper trousers.
The German Fallschirmjager was issued a special pair of trousers in WW2 which where designed for the paratroopers unique requirements including the carrying of a gravity knife and insertion of removable knee pads for when they where jumping.
These quality wool jump trousers by Richard Underwood Militaria are made to the original design of the first pattern trousers, in 1940 there was a second pattern which was basically the same the main difference being that the two rear seat pockets where made the same size although it seems the first pattern design was still being made after 1940 as they where so similar. These WW2 reproduction trousers are made in the first pattern design and in the standard green colour that they where first issued in.
These early to mid war paratrooper trousers have the following features:
- On the outside seam of both legs at the knees there is a concealed flap tucked into the inside and closed by three press studs. The openings are designed to allow the knee pads to be fitted and removed easily.
- On the right hand leg just behind the opening for the knee protector pads there is pocket for the gravity knife which has a external flap which is closed by two press studs.
- Two front slash pockets have pocket flaps which are closed by a press stud.
- Small pocket watch pocket on the right hand side has a flap which is closed by a press stud.
- Right hand rear seat pocket is the standard size.
- Left hand rear seat pocket is smaller and designed to hold a field dressing.
- Both rear seat pockets have flaps which are closed by a single plastic button.
- Waist tabs with buckles for size adjustment, one tab on each side.
- Fly is closed by 4 concealed plastic buttons and one concealed metal dish button on the waist band.
- Belt loops around the waist.
- Metal dish shaped buttons on the front of the inside waist band for trouser suspenders (suspenders not included).The two rear belt loops are extended tabs with metal buttons on them to attach the trouser suspenders to.
- Bottom of the trouser legs are taped in shape with cotton ties so the trousers fit into the jump boots better.
- All press studs are branded "PRYM 6" which is the correct war time press studs PRYM being the maker and 6 being the size of the press stud.
These trousers are made in the early green colour which was in use till the end of the war and was the most popular/common colour of these trousers throughout world war two.