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Vintage 1940s German Military Luftwaffe Channel Kanaljacke Sheepskin Flying Jacket - L
Regular price£995.00 GBP
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This is a vintage Second World War German Luftwaffe 'Kanaljacke' or 'Channel' jacket, issued to pilots for cross water flights, designed to keep pilots warm during cold, high-altitude conditions. The Channel Jacket comes in many different variations as due to strain on internal German production during the war, productions was outsourced to small factories in German allied territories.
The jacket features a similar fit to Allied WW2 jacket of the era, designed to be worn with a matching pair of pants. The shell is crafted from a suede, fitted with a toasty, thick sheepskin lining, with a tonal brown sheepskin around the collar. Original 'RITSCH' zips feature on the front closure, as well as the cuff zips, additionally the collar can be raised with a button and strap to secure.
Used and in great vintage condition considering its age of circa 80 years, with signs of wear throughout. There are a few marks across the jacket, with a small circular black mark on the back of the jacket, about 1.3cm x 1cm and a scratch next to the back seam, about 13cm long. There is discoloration from wear, in particular around the elbows. An incredibly rare flying jacket ready for a new owner.
Suede Shell; Sheepskin Lining.
- Sheepskin Lining & Collar
- Yellow Hem Band
- 'RITSCH' Zip Front
- Zip Adjustable Cuffs
- Button and Strap Adjustable Collar
- Chest Pocket
- Internal Cuffs
SIZE: The jacket doesn't contain a size but fits like a L (UK Sizing) with a 48in full external chest measurement and the overall fit.
Please note this has a thick internal sheepskin pile and you need to allow room for movement.
EXTERNAL MEASUREMENTS:Please check measurements against a similar garment of your own that fits you well, measuring flat and fully zipped or buttoned on a flat surface:
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