This heated overall was was worn UNDER the standard 1-piece Flight suit 2-piece Jacket and Pants. By plugging into the aircraft electrics, it heated the chest and the lungs, the back up to the kidneys, the upper arms, and finally, the upper legs.It attached to the electrics via a. Cable in the middle of the back.
Due to the lightweight design, it could be worn in conjunction with both summer and winter suits. Connections are also present for heated gloves, shoulders, and even a heated goggle (which is VERY are in itself)! Copied from the original German design of the time period (see my other listing for reference). Manufactured in lightweight brown/tan cotton, this heated flight suit liner is in AMAZING unused condition! It features a full length zipper at the front, as well as adjustable butons at the sleeves and chest.
There is some slight wear and marks due to the age, but NO holes or damage! Both the manufacture label and ink stamps are still present! Overall it is a BEAUTIFUL example, and still retains the main electrical connector at the rear.Though designed to be worn UNDER the standard flight suit, many pilots used them as a standard outer (see last photo for reference, where I show the German variant). Only a HANDFUL of these are known to exist, making this example EXTREMELY RARE!
An EXCELLENT addition to any collection or display! Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft Fw190, Me262, etc. , as well as USAF and Japanese items.
Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. Use is solely based on my authorization only. The item "WW II Imperial Japanese Navy ELECTRIC HEATED FLIGHT SUIT OVERALL VERY RARE" is in sale since Saturday, November 28, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Japan\Other Japanese WWII Orig Items". The seller is "messerschmitt_109" and is located in Malibu, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.