ITEM: Zeltbahn tents
AVAILABLE FOR: TV & Film / Photo Shoots, Events & Displays
CONDITION: Very good
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Zeltbahn or triangle tarpaulin, is a simple kind of partial tent designed to provide temporary shelter and concealment when combined with one or more sections. Two sheets of canvas or a similar material (the halves) are fastened together with snaps, straps or buttons to form a larger surface. The Zeltban is then erected using poles, ropes, pegs, and whatever tools are on hand, forming an inverted V structure. Often, each soldier carries one shelter-half and half the poles, etc., and they pair off to erect a two-man tent. The size and shape of each half shelter piece may vary from army to army, but are typically rectangular, triangular or lozenge shaped. When time and space allow, some forms of half-shelters can be combined into a larger, more complex tent. Zeltbahns are usually designed to serve double duty as ponchos against the rain, or for the concealment of snipers. While the fabric is often simple olive drab, several nations use camouflaged fabric.