You are bidding on a 100% ORIGINAL pre-1945 WW2 German Luftwaffe K20/24 Cotton Summer Fliegerkombie (Flight Suit), as used by various German bomber crews!
Development of protective flight uniforms and equipment began with the advent of military aircraft in WWI and continued on into the Weimar and the Third Reich eras, resulting in three distinct one-piece combination pattern flight suits being approved before WWII and worn for the duration of the war with minor modifications.
This heated overall was was worn UNDER the standard 1-piece Fliegerkombie or 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 I have never seen before)!
Manufactured in lightweight bronw/tan cotton, this heated flight suit liner is in NICE used condition! This is the 1st model type, that features two full length zippers in the front, as well as adjustable snaps at the sleeves and chest. Zips are made by Elite, snaps are PRYM. There is some slight wear and marks, but NO holes or damage! Made by Elektrowarme Gesellschaft, the manufacture label clearly indicates a date of 1937, and a size “2b”. The overall condition is SOLID, but it is missing the main electrical connector at the rear. Also features a SUPERB unit and airfield ID stamp on the inside. Though designed to be worn UNDER the standard flight suit, many pilots used them as a standard outer (see last photo for reference). Described on Page 248-249 in Volume 3 of, “Uniforms and Traditions of the Luftwaffe”, 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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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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