It could be calfskin - thinner cutted. One part back construction and one part front panel of arm and one part back panel of arm. All German leather tanneries tanned the leather far better - longer than it was done with the A-2 jackts.That a scratch cant get grey or tan. All zippers are original to this flight jacket - 1st strich! The threads seem to be orange hue somehow. All zippers seem to be from the German brand ELITE and work well.
The pocket zippers have brass teeth and the front zipper teeth are made out of solid nickel. This flight jacket has a removable collar. All buttons are black German bakelite buttons - what you may find on other Wehrmacht Uniforms.
The collar of this flight jacket has backside - a zig-zag seam - up to the RZM regulations. The original shoulder loops are present as well as the 16 mm Assmann marked Aluminium Buttons. This flight jacket has the original inner lining as well its tagged with ADEFA! Its the finest and most beautiful label with the German eagle in the middle.
The first A stands for Arian and DE for Deutsche FA Fabrikanten. The collar of this flight jacket is very nice shaped with a good pointed collar construction. The additional fur collar is golden marked at the backside. The snap buttons have the O-Ring construction - mostly seen on STOCKO buttons of Luftwaffe flight gloves.
I can wear this flight jacket open! - I have a belly and normaly I wear size 44 US. Due to the waistsize I would guess this jacket could be a good 38 US - Medium Size. Measurements are approximate and were taken on a closed jacket from the frontside.
Armpit to Armpit: 22.8 inch / 58 cm. Arms: 24.8 inch / 63 cm.Belly Area side to side: 22 inch / 56 cm. Back without collar: 23.62 inch / 60 cm. Waist (closed): 18 inch / 46 cm (side to side , single).
17 inch / 43 cm. The item "TEXTBOOK WW2 Luftwaffe German pilot leather flight jacket ADEFA 1930´s calfskin" is in sale since Saturday, August 3, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Uniforms". The seller is "roomnine" and is located in Bonn.
This item can be shipped worldwide.