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Original British WWII 1945 Dated Tank Crewman Denison Brushstroke Camouflage “Pixie Suit” Coveralls - Excellent Condition

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Original Item: Only One Available. This is an genuine 1945 Dated WWII British Tankers set of camouflage coveralls. This suit is in unbelievable condition and is 100% complete and without damage. It would appear that the suit was never even issued out. The left inside cuff has a data label with maker name (G. Glansfield & Sons), broad arrow and 1945 date. Size 6.

The "Pixie Suit" was a garment similar to overalls, but with a padded lining and multiple pockets on the exterior. Officially a "Tank Suit" or "Tanker's Oversuit", this garment was issued beginning in July 1943, designed specifically for AFV crewmen, and was eventually produced in both light tan (khaki) and in camouflage material (no evidence has come to light to indicate that Canadian troops ever used the camouflage version). The suit was designed to be worn over Battle Dress in winter and tropical gear in warm climates. The garment fit loosely, and was lined with Angora wool. Some sources confuse the camouflaged version with a "Jungle Tank Suit"; the latter was actually in lightweight material in "jungle green", with a trapdoor on the backside of the garment to permit calls of nature.

After the Second World War, the "Pixie" suits continued to be used, especially in Europe, until the mid-1960s. From that time, black Overalls were widely used, as well as US Air Force one-piece Crewsuits.

A fantastic example ready for further research and display.

Approximate Measurements:
Collar to shoulder: 12"
Shoulder to sleeve: 25”
Shoulder to shoulder: 19”
Chest width: 28"
Waist width: 24"
Front length: 68"

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