The mighty German Luftwaffe cut its teeth in the Spanish Civil War, and shocked the world in 1940 with swift blitzkrieg assaults on the Low Countries and France. They deployed gliders, paratroopers, fighters, and dive bombers, and established Germany as the first warring nation to wield devastating airpower.
From its inception, the Luftwaffe was on the cutting edge of aviation technology, introducing jet and rocket aircraft, ejection seats, and radical advances in flight gear. For flying in cold weather on the Eastern Front, their Me-109 and FW-190 fighter pilots often wore the classic "in the white" sheepskin leather flight pants. This pair of German WW2 LUFTWAFFE EASTERN FRONT ME-109 FW-190 PILOT SHEEPSKIN FLIGHT PANTS are in good condition, with 4 small holes in a group at the front left thigh, another small hole and a spot of brownish soiling around that front left thigh, 4 scattered small holes along the inner right thigh, moderate cracking to the bottom left button of the suspender tab at the interior back waist, missing the top right button from that suspender tab, and with some scattered "browning", darkening, and age wear evident (ALL pictured). Otherwise, the pants are in fine shape, with no other damage to the still fairly supple and pliant "in the white" sheepskin leather construction. Most interestingly, they measure to a Size 32 Waist x 28 Inseam, boast a thick, warm white sheepskin fleece interior, and carry the original.ILIA / Sofia Bulgarian maker's label inside. Bulgarian firms produced these "in the white" sheepskin leather flight uniforms for the Luftwaffe during the war, and they were widely worn by fighter and dive bomber pilots on the Eastern Front. They sport an elegant blue cotton twill waistband, a long metal fly zipper, long metal zippered lower front legs, a dual black plastic button closure front waistband, suspender buttons and tabs around the interior waist (suspenders not included), and fully functional "Elite" metal zippers with matching sheepskin pulls throughout, and are a fine example of very rare, original German WW2 LUFTWAFFE EASTERN FRONT ME-109 FW-190 PILOT SHEEPSKIN FLIGHT PANTS.
The item "German WW2 LUFTWAFFE EASTERN FRONT ME-109 FW-190 PILOT SHEEPSKIN FLIGHT PANTS" is in sale since Saturday, June 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Uniforms".
The seller is "abramsantiques" and is located in Claremont, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.