This suit consisted of a one-piece jacket/pant combination with separate gloves and socks. The flight suits contained built-in insulated heating elements which connected directly to the aircraft's power supply.The early version was intended for cold weather flight, and was worn over the standard uniform. In July 1940, new regulations determined a 2-piece flight suit was to be manufactured. The 2-piece suit consisted of a separate jacket and pants, and was commonly referred to as the channel pant. Manufactured in blue cotton, with a soft blue cotton/fur lining, this pair of pilot flight pants is in GOOD condition for their age! Though they does show some wear, marks, and holes due to the age, they are still VERY solid, with nice colors throughout.
The snaps are of PRYM manufacture, and the zippers are made by both ZIPP and RAPID. The only major downfall of these pants is that the 2 main front pockets were replaced at one point of time (I suspect in the late 1940's, as these pants were commonly used after the war).The zippers are all original to the pants, but some of the pull tabs have been replaced. All zippers do function correctly, however, as do all snaps. All electrical connections/heating elements that attach the electrical boots & jacket to the pants, are still present, which is quite rare, as they usually get removed post-war. The only connection not present is the cord that attaches the pants to the aircraft electrical system (found in the left pocket). The manufacture label is still VERY CLEAR, with full RBN Number, and a size II. Verall a NICE example, not commonly seen. Would make a FANTASTIC addition to any collection or display! Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft Fw190, Me262, etc. , as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period.
Use is solely based on my authorization only. The item "WW2 German Luftwaffe ELECTRICALLY HEATED Pilot Channel Pants NICE" is in sale since Friday, February 23, 2018.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Other German WWII Orig. The seller is "messerschmitt*109" and is located in Malibu, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.