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Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 10-25-2014, 02:25 PM
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Posted By Gordon Craig
Greetings gentlemen, Got to attend one of...

Greetings gentlemen,

Got to attend one of the rare militaria shows that takes place in my fair city. Picked up a nice pair of Luftwaffe officers boards which I don't see very often. This pair...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 10-07-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 38,847
Posted By Gordon Craig
TJ, Perhaps Austrian troops? They also used...

TJ,

Perhaps Austrian troops? They also used the Lee Enfield.

Regards,

Gordon

On second thought, after posting the picture, probably not Austrian.
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 12-08-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 38,847
Posted By Gordon Craig
Ramjet, Good points. I should have paid...

Ramjet,

Good points. I should have paid more attention to the insignia.

Regards,

Gordon
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 12-04-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 38,847
Posted By Gordon Craig
RedCatcher1986, Thanks for the close up...

RedCatcher1986,

Thanks for the close up pictures. Makes more sense now.

Regards,

Gordon
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 12-04-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 38,847
Posted By Gordon Craig
RedCatcher1986, Interesting uniform. The...

RedCatcher1986,

Interesting uniform. The Tatigabzeichen seems to be for a Weapons Systems Officer. I'd like to see a close up of the U.S. wings on the pocket under the Luftwaffe wings. Unusual...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 11-29-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 197
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Posted By Gordon Craig
TJ, I was going to bid on this photo but...

TJ,

I was going to bid on this photo but decided not to. Glad it went to someone in the clan.

Regards,

Gordon
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 02-08-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 38,847
Posted By Gordon Craig
Jens, Thanks for that info. It would seem...

Jens,

Thanks for that info. It would seem logical that it was used in larger aircraft or where one needed protection from the cold. Now if I could only find a picture of one in wear!
...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 02-08-2009, 05:42 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 38,847
Posted By Gordon Craig
Jens, Thanks for your comments. I always...

Jens,

Thanks for your comments. I always associated this type of full leather suit with bomber crews but that certainly didn't apply to the BL. Someday someone will be able to provide more info...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 02-07-2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 38,847
Posted By Gordon Craig
Uwe, Thanks. That summarizes it very...

Uwe,

Thanks. That summarizes it very nicely in English and gives us a good reference point for referring to the different items by their correct terminology in German. The English word I would...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 02-07-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 38,847
Posted By Gordon Craig
Gents, It occured to me after I made the...

Gents,

It occured to me after I made the above posts re my newly acquired tunic that it is not necessarily a Bundesluftwaffe one. Since the BH and the BL wore the same grey coloured tunic during...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 02-07-2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 38,847
Posted By Gordon Craig
The makers label. Located inside the left breast...

The makers label. Located inside the left breast interior pocket.
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 02-07-2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 197
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Posted By Gordon Craig
The back of the tunic.

The back of the tunic.
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 02-07-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 38,847
Posted By Gordon Craig
A close up of the shoulder board and collar.

A close up of the shoulder board and collar.
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 02-07-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 38,847
Posted By Gordon Craig
Gents, It has been a while since I have been...

Gents,
It has been a while since I have been able to add anything new to this thread. Todays Militaria Show in Budapest brings that to an end. Here is an early tunic similar to the same design...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 04-29-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 38,847
Posted By Gordon Craig
A close up of one of the zipper tabs. Those of...

A close up of one of the zipper tabs. Those of you who have collected WWII Lufwaffe gear will recognize the "riri" markings. Still making zipers for the German air force!

Regards,

Gordon
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 04-29-2008, 01:17 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 38,847
Posted By Gordon Craig
The jacket worn inside out showing the bright...

The jacket worn inside out showing the bright orange lining to aid in visibility of downed aircrew.
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 04-29-2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 38,847
Posted By Gordon Craig
The back of the jacket.

The back of the jacket.
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 04-29-2008, 01:15 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 38,847
Posted By Gordon Craig
A close up of the flag and rank tab on the left...

A close up of the flag and rank tab on the left arm.
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 04-29-2008, 01:13 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 38,847
Posted By Gordon Craig
Time to back up a little here. On my way to the...

Time to back up a little here. On my way to the Coin and Stamp Show today (held every Tuesday afternoon) I stopped at a militaria store and they had a box of Bundesluftwaffe leather fligh jackets. ...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 04-09-2008, 02:25 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 38,847
Posted By Gordon Craig
The label in the suit.

The label in the suit.
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 04-09-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 38,847
Posted By Gordon Craig
Another piece of leather flight gear. This time a...

Another piece of leather flight gear. This time a winter set of leather coveralls. It has the usuall plethora of zippered pockets. It has a grey pile lining throughout the interior. Unlike the summer...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 03-25-2008, 09:30 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 38,847
Posted By Gordon Craig
A close up of the patches on this jacket. The...

A close up of the patches on this jacket. The patch below the name tag is for the Tactical Leadership Program held at Florennes, Belgium. The patch on the right arm is for Satffel 1.JG71.
JG71 was...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 03-25-2008, 09:28 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 38,847
Posted By Gordon Craig
The other piece of flight gear commonly seen in...

The other piece of flight gear commonly seen in wear was the grey leather jacket. These jackets usually come on the surplus market with all of the badges removed and thus demand a premium in price...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 03-25-2008, 09:22 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 38,847
Posted By Gordon Craig
Picture number 2.

Picture number 2.
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 03-25-2008, 09:21 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 38,847
Posted By Gordon Craig
Time to add some flight uniforms to this thread. ...

Time to add some flight uniforms to this thread. First off a flight suite from the JG71 "Richthofen". These flights suits, complete with badges, have become more available lately and can be...
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