Original WWII Imperial Japanese Army Tanker Coveralls - Dated 1943

Item Description

Original Item: Only Ones Available. A fine example of seldom encountered WWII Imperial Japanese Army Tanker Coveralls. Constructed of cotton canvas, in a similar weight as the IJA summer uniforms, these coveralls were intended to be worn over the standard issue service uniform in order to protect the wearer’s uniform from being dirty with the grime and grease of working on an armored vehicle, or getting their two piece uniform snagged on the many sharp edges in and around a tank.

The 1943 Dated coveralls features one gussetted chest pocket on the left breast, and one rear pocket on the rear right hip. The coveralls feature a waist tie which is essentially identical in manufacture to the chinstraps on the Type 90 Combat Helmet. Additional ties are located at each cuff. In addition, the coverall is fitted with six wooden buttons on the chest, one at each cuff, and one on the chest pocket flap.

There are several lines of Kanji ink stamped to the inner lining, one being 昭 和 十 八 年. This would be read: SHOWA (current reigning emperor) Juu Hachi Nen (18th year of reign - 1943). These markings would also contain information about the maker and sizing. There is also a small paper label reading 1943 / Tokyo / Size (S).

Overall, the condition of the coveralls is in excellent condition, save for some signs of honest wear and storage wear. A perfect accompaniment to a Model 1932 Japanese Tanker Helmet! Ready for display!

Collar to shoulder: 10.5”
Shoulder to sleeve: 20”
Shoulder to shoulder: 19”
Chest width: 20"
Waist width: 18”
Hip width: 20”
Front length: 32"
Pant Waist: 38"
Pant Inseam: 26"

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