Original German WWII Luftwaffe Paratrooper Flight Crew Other Ranks Visor Cap
Original item: Only One Available. Luftwaffe Other Ranks Visor Cap for Flight Crew or Paratroops. Fabricated in Luftwaffe blue gray Fliegerblau (Flier's Blue) wool, with a wide black ribbed rayon cap band, traditional high peak with matching yellow/orange piping along the top edge and flanking either side of the band, indicative of the Flight Crew Paratrooper.
It is decorated with a well-detailed silvered aluminum Luftwaffe eagle insignia on the peak and an oak leaf wreath with stylized wings and cockade on the band, the latter in silvered aluminum with a red and black painted cockade and bent on the wings where they meet the wreath on either side. The black smooth finished patent leather chin strap rests upon the visor, composed of three pieces, the central piece with two magnetic metal buckles and joined to the flanking end pieces via rectangular loops, the end pieces attached to black finished magnetic metal buttons on either side.
The vulcanfibre visor has a smooth black leather-look upper and has a dark green synthetic underside. Inside of the cap with a sweatband in brown leather, the ends of the sweatband sewn together where the ends meet at the rear of the cap.
The inside of the cap is lined in a copper-coloured nylon, with the dome brandishing a celluloid moisture shield, marked in silver-coloured ink marked WASSERDICHT(waterproof).
The top of the cap exhibiting scattered signs of mothing, light crazing and edge wear evident on the vulcanfibre visor, the chin strap is original but has been repaired, otherwise a text book rare Paratrooper Flight Crew visor cap.
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