Coat, Flying, Regia Aeronautica

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

This is a standard issue Regia Aeronautica flying coat. This coat was worn by Maj. Gen.Alberto Briganti. Briganti commanded Italy's north western aerial defense Zone 1, or Squadra 1 (SQA1). The protection of Italy's industries centered at Milan was Brigant's primary concern.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Owner

Major General Alberto Briganti, Italy,

Credit Line

Donated by Museo Caproni

Materials

Wool

Dimensions

Clothing: 73 x 54.6 x 10.2cm (28 3/4 x 21 1/2 x 4 in.)

Country of Origin

Italy

Physical Description

Blue wool flying coat; zipper down front; 2 upper zipper pockets; grey wool cuffs and waist band; brown artificial fur collar.

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Flight Clothing

Inventory Number

A19790117000