L007565 WINTER FLIGHT JACKET. (Flieger-Jacke) 

 Cut down from a flight suite, multi-panel Luftwaffe blue/grey cloth construction fully lined winter flight jacket with a large, chocolate brown fleece, lay down collar. The jacket features a vertical seven button front with wind flap. A small triangular flap protects a cord pull loop which is attached to a long, internal, vertical, drawstring cord. The vertical cord runs from the left shoulder to the left hip through a series of oval, alloy grommets and leather retainers and was designed for quickly removing the suit if required. The interior of the vertical slash to the left breast has a machine stitched, white fabric tailor’s label with the black, machine woven, manufacturer’s name and location, "Karl Heisler Berlin C2 ". The jacket has two diagonally angled slash pockets and two additional slash pockets with zippers. The interior of the jacket is fully lined in natural white lambs fleece. The interior sleeves also have ribbed cotton twill "storm-cuffs", with a tunnel looped elastic and a triple button closures to each. The buttons are the molded bakelite type and most appear to have their original stitching, however some of the buttons look period replaced. (One cuff and one pocket buttons is missing). The jacket is roughly size 38" chest. Conversion done wartime or post war, impossible to say.

GRADE ****                             PRICE $709.00

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