Jacket, Flying, Luftwaffe

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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 an example of the flying jacket from the Luftwaffe two piece electrically heated "Kanal" suit. They became standard issue for pilots and aircrews sometime in 1943.

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 George A. Petersen

Materials

  • Outer Shell: Cotton
  • Lining: Shearling

Dimensions

Clothing: 81.3 x 55.9 x 15.2cm (32 x 22 x 6 in.)

Country of Origin

Germany

Physical Description

Dark blue flying coat; white rank insignia on sleeves; dark brown shearling lining; zipper down front; zipper cuffs; 2 lower slash pockets with snap closures; three white embroidered on black felt Feldwebel (sergeant) rank insignia sewn on both arms.

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Flight Clothing

Inventory Number

A19760916000