You are bidding on a SUPERB set of EARLY WW2 German Luftwaffe Pilot Pst 3 Flight Boots! This RARE all-leather version, features natural fur lining, and was utilized by both pilots and crew members of various fighter, bombers, and destroyers! This EXACT pair is featured in Mick Prodger’s, “Luftwaffe vs. RAF: Flying Clothing of the Air War, 1939-45”.
Development of protective flight uniforms, equipment and footwear began with the advent of military aircraft in WWI and continued into WW2.
Flight boots were considered an integral part of the flight suit, and the first flight boots developed after WW1 were the fur lined Model PST 3, which were introduced on November 6, 1935. On September 22, 1937 an improved version of the Pst 3 flight boots were introduced and designated as model Pst 4004. Both the Pst 3 and the Pst 4004 boots were utilized through-out the war. The Pst 4004 flight boots were produced in two, slightly different versions with one having vertical zippers to both the inner and outer leg/calf sections while the other version only had the vertical zipper to the inner leg/calf section. Additional flight boots were introduced during the war including the electrically heated, fur lined, flight boots as introduced on February 16, 1940 and all followed the same basic design.
Made of leather and rubber with a fur lining, this is an EXCELLENT pair of 100% MATCHING WWII German flight boots! Made by Paul Hoffman, both feature a clear manufacture label, as well as a prominent LBA(S) 37 stamp – Luftwaffe Bekleidungs Amt – Stuttgart (Luftwaffe Depot) 1937. Though the size is not marked, these are large, and appear to be a size 47 (size 12 US), and are in EXCELLENT used condition! All the leather is still very supple, with only slight marks & wear due to the age. As mentioned, rather than being lined in fleece, being the first variant, they are lined in fur. One of the interiors is worn more heavily than the other (see photo). These are a matching set, with an overall height of approx 16″. Both zippers feature the manufacture stamps “Zipp”, and all buckles/zippers function correctly.
One of the strap loops is missing (see last photo), but it does not detract and can easily be replaced, if one wished.
The outside features adjustable leather straps at the top, as well as a diagonal adjustment on the side. The soles are original to this set, and though worn, are clearly marked, “Original Wilop”. Ex-George Peterson collection, and published! A VERY RARE set, they would make a PERFECT addition to any collection, display, or re-enactor!
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Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft (Fw190, Me262, etc.), as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. As a private collector myself, I am constantly on the lookout for historical memorabilia, authentic photographs, artwork or anything unique relating to military aircraft.
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