You are bidding on a STUNNING example of WW2 German Luftwaffe Winter Elek. Fliegerjacke Kannalzug (Winter Electric Channel Pilot Jacket), as used by many German fighter pilots!
Development of protective flight uniforms began during WW1, and continued into WW2. What developed were a 1-piece flight suit (2 for winter 1 for summer), which in 1936 developed into an electrically heated flight suit. This suit consisted of a one-piece jacket/pant combination with separate gloves and socks. The flight suits contained built-in insulated heating elements which connected directly to the aircraft’s power supply. The early version was intended for cold weather flight, and was worn over the standard uniform. In July 1940, new regulations determined a 2-piece flight suit was to be manufactured. The 2-piece suit consisted of a separate jacket and pants, and was commonly referred to as the “channel jacket”.
Manufactured in a light grey/blue cotton, with a purple Velour lining and collar, this RARE jacket is in AMAZING unused condition! Though it does show some very slight wear, marks, and tiny holes from storage, it is in near MINT condition, with vibrant colors throughout. The exterior Map Pocket is also present. The snaps are of PRYM manufacture, and the zippers are made by both ZIPP and RAPID – all function 100% smoothly and correctly, and are all free of rust.
The interior lining is made of a soft velour and is 100% intact with no tears or damage. The manufacture label is PERFECT, and clearly shows the RBn. Number and size. The RB number assigned is:
The size is a 1b (36R or so), so it would fit anyone with a medium build. All electrical connections are present, making this EASILY one of the NICEST I have owned of this type. A SUPERB example…it would make a FANTASTIC 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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