East German surplus isn't getting any easier to find, but it's still just as drippy. These shirts have been sitting in a warehouse somewhere in Europe since the fall of the DDR, expect some surplus mustiness.
Please read sizing and condition info to prevent unnecessary returns/exchanges. These shirts vary in condition from Used Grade A to Used Grade B. Most will exhibit signs of wear such as faded fabric. See our Sizing & Condition Guide for more information on how we grade surplus items.
Strichtarn was first adopted in 1965, inspired by the Czech M60 Jehlicí/Raindrop pattern. It served until the reunification of Germany. The standard NVA field uniform was commonly referred to as the Kampfanzug 64, or "combat suit" in English.
East German surplus uniforms and equipment saw widespread use during the Yugoslav Wars, various African conflicts and even the Afghan Civil War. Due to limitations set in a 1990 European disarmament treaty, the German Bundeswehr was unable to keep large stocks of East German surplus on hand for future use. Much of it was sold onto the surplus market or destroyed post-unification.
- Two button chest pockets
- Two front slash pockets
- Button-up front
- Button cuffs
- Pockets on sleeves with buttons
- East German NVA surplus
- Features, including number of pockets, may vary
Smalls (44) will fit a US 30-32 chest.
Mediums (48) will fit a US 32-34 chest.
Larges (52) will fit a US 34-36 chest.
Extra Larges (56) are sadly not available. If we see any Strichtarn in larger sizes, we will purchase it immediately.
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