Original German WWII Luftwaffe Flak Artillery Tunic - Excellent Condition

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a near mint condition Luftwaffe Flak Artillery Tunic with deep red (tiefrot) color piping and Kragenpatten (collar tabs). This is the Luftwaffe Waffenfarbe (corps color) for Anti-aircraft troops and other Artillery. Rank is for Flieger (Airman).

This WW2 German Luftwaffe Flak Artillery Four Pocket Service Tunic is in excellent condition. This great piece is produced in blue grey wool that is very clean. There is a five button closure. All buttons are silver finished pebbled aluminum. The tabs are red cloth with one gull on each. The removable shoulder boards are produced in blue grey wool. There is red cloth piping. The machine embroidered breast eagle is originally applied by hand. There are ink stamps indicating size and maker information.. Overall a near mint condition tunic.

Approximate Measurements:
Collar to Shoulder: 10"
Shoulder to Sleeve: 24"
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18:
Chest width: 16"
Waist width: 17"
Hip width: 20"
Front length: 30"

The Luftwaffe, the air force of the German military during the Third Reich, was established in 1935. Over the next 10 years, Luftwaffe troops wore a huge variety of uniforms. Enlisted men generally wore uniforms issued from military depots. Most enlisted soldiers had wool trousers and a short jacket with two internal lower pockets, called a Fliegerbluse, as well as a dressier 4-pocket tunic, the Tuchrock. Officers wore the same general uniform styles, but as officers had to supply their own uniforms, they usually wore tailor made versions. There were also myriad varieties of specialized uniforms worn by certain units or in specific situations, from the tuxedo-style “gala” formal wear uniform of the pre-war period, to the plain coveralls worn by crews of anti-aircraft cannons. There were work uniforms, tropical and summer uniforms, and camouflage clothing for airborne troops and other Luftwaffe soldiers in ground combat. Flight crews had their own specialized gear, including leather jackets and warm, electrically heated suits. Most but not all Luftwaffe uniform jackets bore the Luftwaffe emblem of a flying eagle holding a swas.
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