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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:34 am 
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Probably about halfway in putting together a large Swiss tent. Officially, there weren't any standard large tent frames, so the army improvised with wooden posts, planks, zeltpoles doubled up etc.


On another subject....... A combination of Touring Club Schweiz and Motorwagendienst, founded in 1936, provided a volunteer driver/car force, for military emergencies.
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In this case, a Ford and a Chevrolet, towing 47mm Buhler field a/t guns. The Buhler was a breed apart. Umpteen countries used it, Poland, Switzerland, Sweden, Netherlands, and most had their own individual case length.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:10 pm 
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Looking forward to seeing it when it's up. Would be good to see some uniformed soldiers with it... :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:44 am 
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Wimpole 2017 Wehrhafte Schweiz. Hopefully, when enough zeltplaches have been emassed, they will go over the existing frame. Update January 2018. In order to cover a standard 12' x 12' army frame, it takes 3 rows of 5 standard retangular Splittertarn/canvas Zeltplachen(Bahnen) , to cover the span 6', 6', 6', 6', 6' x 12'. Not including front and back covers. You could probably hide/garage a Stug under that, especially as there are no horizontal gables across the ends. Last three Zelts en route from Canada.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:17 pm 
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Now almost completed, 15 selts buttoned and folded up makes for a monster sausage roll.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:02 pm 
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Great to see, can you pm me please with what youre up to ?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:38 pm 
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Wehrhafte Schweiz Border Display


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:36 am 
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Nice set up, thanks for the pm, will get back to you soon !

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:05 pm 
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Interesting to see. Where have you sourced your square Swiss zelts from?

I'm putting together a large command shelter using square Swiss zelts and wooden poles. Looking to make it from a total of 9 zelts, but I'm stuck on 8 at the moment, so I'm looking for 1 more.

They seem to have gone up in price these days from back when I first started, so when I do locate one it seems to be going for silly money.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:35 am 
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All over. 3 from Canada, on ebay ! Augera.ch and ricardo.ch Annoyingly, Juwa.de camping in Germany have bulk quantities, but won't post to u.k.. I read somewhere, that the Swiss also used the Wehrmacht-style triangular ones, together with rectangular. Never seen a triangular one with the Swiss aluminium army cross 'button' though. Brought 4 back from a trip to Switzerland on 2017. They are not cheap. £ 40-50 I think they Canadian Ebay guy may still have some. Increasingly, what's escaping Switzerland are the yellow-corner(struckoff ones, with holes or rips. I had to sew no end of new buttons on, repair ripped button holes. Lastly, they were put over a frame and sprayed with re-waterproofing aerosol cans.

Correction, Coro-handels.ag have bulk, in ch, CHF 85 each (£68) currently around 18 left. Not sure they'll send to uk.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:37 pm 
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Cheers, thanks for the information, I'll have a mooch about at those. I have a friend in Essen, so he usually takes anything that sellers won't post outside of Germany and then forwards them to me.

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