Gloves, 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 gloves. These gloves were 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

Credit Line

Donated by Contessa Maria Fede Museo Caproni

Materials

Leather

Dimensions

Clothing (Each): 31.1 x 19.1 x 1.3cm (12 1/4 x 7 1/2 x 1/2 in.)

Country of Origin

Italy

Physical Description

Brown suede leather flying gloves with thumb and index finger; strap at wrist; brown wool lining; electrical plug on top of glove.

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Handwear

Inventory Number

A19790119000