Ellow fabric padded with kapok 10-76-B-1 pattern with original woven BeVo label. These life vests were issued to bomber pilots and aircrews but also fighter pilots as can be seen on period pics. Introduced in 1943, these vests were favored by pilots and aircrews as they provided longer time of buoyancy than the inflatable models. Preserved, some dark spots, one spot from purple paint on back of the collar, torn place, old botch. One missing wooden pegs and one missing cord at down on front.
Original ink stamp on the tag, probably by producer and date July 194? Now for sale, as is fond. Condition: original as is on photos. Please, be sure to view all photos as they are included as part of the item description.
I sell antique and vintage collectible stuff - unique items that have history, and may show signs of this - it is part of their charm. I try to describe any obvious faults as truthfully as I can. However, as most of my items are 100 years old, they will often bear the traces of a previous life. Please, be sure to view all photos carefully as they are included as part of the item description.
Terms: All items are genuine and original. Each item will be nicely and securely packed to protect against unwanted damage during transit.
Questions: All questions are welcome, and will by answered in time. The item "1943 WWII German Luftwaffe Pilot Kapok Schwimmweste Life Vest Jacket Fl-3015 Tag" is in sale since Friday, April 3, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Uniforms". The seller is "feltfedora" and is located in EU. This item can be shipped worldwide.