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Fliegerbluse in drillich, issue item or not?
Old 01-12-2019, 05:55 AM   #1
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Default Fliegerbluse in drillich, issue item or not?

I received a question about this -IMO issue made- Fliegerbluse in HBT, as that these have not been officially made. I believe this one is since it has all the characteristics. Therefore would like to know if some else have or has seen a similar?

It has no visible markings.


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Old 01-13-2019, 04:58 AM   #2
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IMO a white issue HBT Fliegerbluse tinted in blue and a bit reworked for an OFF , addition of the 2 lower pockets for example !
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Drillich FB.
Old 01-13-2019, 05:46 AM   #3
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Default Drillich FB.

Hello, same as GAMS. Wroking drillich with tailor made pockets.
The cuffs where also modified to be closer to FB ones. Here in pictures some details of a non modified working jacket. First pictures is one of the cuffs.




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Old 01-13-2019, 09:15 AM   #4
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Thank you both for weighing in. At first I also assumed it could have been a reworked work blouse since the base construction is indeed similar, but I am missing some typical characteristics, not sure though if ALL work blouses had the same?

- the collar appears not to have had the hook and eye closure
- the collar appears never to have had the tab closure
- the cuffs are made with identical thread (thus not closed/reworked); would also not make sense to change it to its current figuration IMO.
- the lining fabric appears not to have been dyed

The fact that the tabs for the cuff closure and both pocket flaps are from contrasting drillich fabric could at the other hand support the idea of a later adjustment?

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Old 01-13-2019, 12:22 PM   #5
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I love it! Even has piping on the collar. A Flak Junior officer conversion for field use.
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:40 PM   #6
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That's really cool. Are my eyes deceiving me as to the scale or is that an M43 cap eagle in lieu of a full size breast eagle? I've seen that once before on a wool Fliegerbluse, issue item no less.
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Old 01-15-2019, 02:37 AM   #7
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That's really cool. Are my eyes deceiving me as to the scale or is that an M43 cap eagle in lieu of a full size breast eagle? I've seen that once before on a wool Fliegerbluse, issue item no less.
Thank you Todd, I find it a cool tunic as well. Agree on the fact that it is a issue garment.

The eagle is standard tunic size in officer quality.

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