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WW1 Aviator's Flight Suit, 2 Types

Started by Belleauwood , Dec 26 2008 09:25 AM

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#1 Belleauwood

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 09:25 AM

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These are a couple of Aviators flight suit from my collection. The first picture is the more commonly seen canvas and fur lined suit with the Chinese Nuchwang Dog fur. The interior of the suite is completely lined from head to toe in this type fur. While these are not rare, they are getting increasingly difficult to find, especially with the fur intact.

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 09:25 AM

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 09:25 AM

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 09:31 AM

fs__4_.JPG This next one is almost never seen anymore. There is no fur lining, but is lined with a high polish thick cotton material from head to toe. The outer shell is a heavy polished cotton canvas material. The collar is an adjustible affair that is lined in a blanket wool material. Conceled buttons and bellows side pockets. Rare Bird!

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 09:32 AM

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 09:56 AM

Dennis,
nice flying suits, I will try to add a few of mine to this thread when I get a chance. I have an identical one on a mannequin with an issue style flying helmet, and mukluk boots and pistol rig to the 99th aero squadron. Paul

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 01:11 PM

Dennis, Thanks for sharing. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/pinch.gif

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 01:27 PM

Dennis,
Amazing how simple the equipment was back then. Nice 6th Marine uniform in the background.... http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 02:19 PM

Very, very, very, very nice! Like the mannequin one too....oh yeah.

Mark


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