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Old 08-18-2019, 03:24 AM   #46
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Volksjaeger HE162 : I never saw this plane before today.
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Old 08-18-2019, 11:23 AM   #47
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Rather than Bergshue, these squared tip boots are Skijäger ones; more suitable to be fitted to the skis
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Old 08-18-2019, 12:23 PM   #48
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Rather than Bergshue, these squared tip boots are Skijäger ones; more suitable to be fitted to the skis
Thanks for the definitive identification. The boots look a bit clunky to me, I think flight boots are a better look. Best, Bill. (one of those jets is on display here in California at Chino)
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Old 08-18-2019, 06:11 PM   #49
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I've quite some pictures of JG 5 and the pair of trousers with the 2 snaps and 1 button seem to have huge pockets in these pics and both equal in size..
Of interest is the flag pole ..



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Old 08-18-2019, 06:13 PM   #50
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Compared to the blue trousers..




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Old 08-18-2019, 06:29 PM   #51
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Heavily stuffed pocket..




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Old 08-18-2019, 06:46 PM   #52
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While searching a picture of a pilot wearing GJ shoes, i found this great picture showing a Dora pilot surrending to US troops.

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Old 08-19-2019, 02:12 AM   #53
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Snaps were prone to open when bailing out, spreading all cargo pockets contents over Germany. Hence the third ordinary buttom in the middle of the flap, often modified by the wearer in the blue channel pants and later, factory incorporated in the lastest version: the leather ones
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Old 08-19-2019, 03:20 AM   #54
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Snaps were prone to open when bailing out, spreading all cargo pockets contents over Germany. Hence the third ordinary buttom in the middle of the flap, often modified by the wearer in the blue channel pants and later, factory incorporated in the lastest version: the leather ones
Hello Francisco,

Absolutely right

It’s better to unfasten your pockets for longer than to lose all the contents before they reach the ground.

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My pants even does not have snaps at all...
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Old 08-19-2019, 04:15 PM   #56
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I've quite some pictures of JG 5 and the pair of trousers with the 2 snaps and 1 button seem to have huge pockets in these pics and both equal in size..
Of interest is the flag pole ..



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Hi Jos, is it possible the pockets are loaded fully with flares? There are about 9 slots in each pocket alone. I haven't examined many pair but Ive never really seen any signs of obvious wear on these loops. It would be heavy walking with fully loaded pockets and the flare gun and all. I don't own a Flightbook, would it fit? I think it might be a hinderance if the pockets rode too low and interfered with the stick. Best, Bill
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I've quite some pictures of JG 5 and the pair of trousers with the 2 snaps and 1 button seem to have huge pockets in these pics and both equal in size..
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I agree. If one measures the top of the pocket flap and the top of the flare gun flap they are nearly even. On my two sets the pockets are a good 2” higher. Big suits on smaller pilots? Best, Bill
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Thanks for explanation, Bill.
nice brown and grey types
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Interestingly, does anyone have a WW2 perid list of what should be in the left and right pocket.
Probably for different theaters of war, and the contents of the pockets should be different IMO. For example, why have a Farbbeutel in your pocket if there are no flights over the water area.

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