Demystifying The Past And Present Of The Tank Clothing

- Mar 01, 2019-

The clothing of the tank soldier is a kind of military uniform, and the military uniform is also a kind of clothing. Clothing, to put it bluntly, is nothing more than "the packaging of the human body." In the evolution from ape to human, primitive humans have had the simplest "clothing" - leaves and hides, which solved the two needs of "covering and keeping warm". In modern times, clothing has developed into a huge industry. In addition to the basic functions of covering and warming, contemporary clothing has become more and more prominent in its functions of identity, status, work and gender.


The functions and types of military uniforms are even more. In addition to the basic functions of clothing, it also has three functions of protection, recognition and symbolization. Throughout the ages, the military uniforms of various countries have been flourishing, and it is really not an easy task to explore all aspects of military uniforms. Here, it is only a glimpse of some knowledge about tank clothing.


Lin Lin’s total military uniform


The military uniforms introduced here are mainly based on tank clothing. Because tank clothing and general military uniforms, there is an inseparable relationship. In some countries, there are only army uniforms and no tank uniforms. Broadly speaking, tank clothing also includes tank caps, tank boots and logos, which are described below.


When it comes to the three functions of military uniforms, the first thing is the protective function, which is reflected in the style, color and attire of military uniforms. Ancient military uniforms are often brightly colored, especially the costumes of the generals, giving them a sense of mighty and noble. In modern times, military uniforms in many countries are divided into dresses, combat uniforms, and uniforms, and their functions vary. The dresses are often brightly colored, highlighting the mighty, prestige and noble of the soldiers. The combat uniforms and uniforms are protective colors, and camouflage uniforms are more popular after World War II. Protective colors, especially camouflage, can play a very good role in the battlefield. In the attire, the military armed with armed belts, the Chinese workers and peasants, the Red Army soldiers playing leggings, etc., can play a very good protective role.


The identification function of military uniforms is of great significance. In addition to the collars and cap badges on military uniforms, there are differences in styles and fabrics, depending on the arms and military ranks and military ranks. In the military uniforms of our army from the late 1960s to the early 1970s, there was a distinction between "four pockets of the official, two pockets of the soldiers."


The clothing of the tanks, that is, the tank uniforms, is very distinctive. Put on the tank overalls, bring the tank cap, and put on the big riding boots (ie the tank boots), and see "the tank is open"!


Military uniforms are divided into four categories: dresses, uniforms, training uniforms and overalls according to the different occasions.


Shortly after the birth of the tank, tank uniforms appeared. The original tank uniforms evolved from the cavalry suits and the air force pilot suits. Here are a few precious photos from World War I. You can see the "dressing" of the tank soldiers.


The British military uniforms are not much different from the general military uniforms. Some have leggings, but the tanks are equipped with special helmets to avoid bumps when driving inside the tank. The German tanks are very similar to the pilot suits. The sleeves and the foot tubes are tight, and the tanks are more versatile. A special point is the rare protective mask. Note! It is not a gas mask, but a protective mask specially designed for tank soldiers. Because there was no periscope on the tank during the First World War, the tank occupants were observed through the gap in the car. It was easy to be injured by the shell fragments that were drilled into the gap. German talents thought of protection made of materials with certain bulletproof ability. mask.


During the Second World War, the costumes of the tanks of various countries were mostly standardized. The costumes of the Soviet Red Army tanks have been similar to today's tank suits, with tank caps with rubber strips, tight-fitting tank suits, armbands (waist pistols), breeches, and long-waist riding boots. The German tank uniforms are black "tank jackets". According to the Germans, the tank suits and tanks are combined to give the impression of "fine". The "image" of British tank soldiers is short ankle boots, wearing a beret, wearing headphones, wearing tank uniforms, arming belts, and a lot of pockets on the trousers. This is similar to today's casual casual wear and outdoor sportswear. Wonderful. The Japanese military uniforms were very similar to the aviation pilots at the time.

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