L015681 "CHANNEL" FLIGHT TROUSERS. ("Kanal" Flughose)

BACKGROUND: 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. Regulations of July 4TH 1940 and April 24TH 1941 introduced two piece protective flight suits for fighter pilots designed to increase the wearers mobility and not be as restrictive in the close confines of a cockpit. The two piece flight suits consist of separate jacket and pants and was commonly referred to as the "Kanalanzug", (Channel Uniform).

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Blue/grey, cotton/rayon blend construction "channel" flight pants. All buttons, zippers and snaps looks to be complete. One hole with sewing repairs to the lower left leg. Nice worn and used examples showing the expected age and wear. Roughly a 36" waist.

GRADE *** 3/4                             PRICE $895.00

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