You are bidding on a 100% ORIGINAL pre-1945 WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Electrically Heated Flight Suit, as used by various German bomber crews!
This heated overall was was worn UNDER the standard 1-piece Flight suit 2-piece Jacket and Pants. By plugging into the aircraft electrics, it heated the chest and the lungs, the back up to the kidneys, the upper arms, and finally, the upper legs. It attached to the electrics via a cable in the middle of the back. Due to the lightweight design, it could be worn in conjunction with both summer and winter suits. Connections are also present for heated gloves, shoulders, and even a heated goggle (which is VERY are in itself)! Copied from the original German design of the time period (see my other listing for reference).
Manufactured in lightweight brown/tan cotton, this heated flight suit liner is in AMAZING unused condition! It features a full length zipper at the front, as well as adjustable butons at the sleeves and chest. There is some slight wear and marks due to the age, but NO holes or damage! Both the manufacture label and ink stamps are still present! Overall it is a BEAUTIFUL example, and still retains the main electrical connector at the rear. Though designed to be worn UNDER the standard flight suit, many pilots used them as a standard outer (see last photo for reference, where I show the German variant). Only a HANDFUL of these are known to exist, making this example EXTREMELY RARE! An EXCELLENT addition to any collection or display!
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Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. I will describe each auction to the best of my knowledge and take as many photos necessary to ensure you are pleased upon receiving your item. All sales are final, so please make sure your questions are answered to your satisfaction before you purchase.
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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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