Japanese Army Winter Flying Suit
One-piece winter issue flying suit in heavy olive drab wool gabardine. It has a zip fastener from the crotch to the neck and a concealed buttoned fly. Both sleeve and legs have zip closures. Buttoned collar flap and 'open' pleat fronted knee pockets. Zipped side entry pocket slits at the waist. Belt with white metal pronged buckle. Large zipped pockets on each side of the chest. Lined throughout with a soft shaggy shearling and has an ultra soft animal fur collar. The material is generally in very good condition - there is some fairly minor staining and fraying (notably on the leg) and a few small holes but nothing serious at all. All white metal zips are original and in excellent working order. The lining is very good and there is only fairly minor moulting on the collar (see photo). Surface corrosion on the belt buckle. The suit is fitted with a leather panel inside at chest level - this has press stud connectors suggesting this was a wired suit. However there are no panels at the wrists or ankles. The main wiring loom has been cut off where it exits the back of the suit (note small repair here too). There are ink stamped Kanji marks inside the main front zip flap but they are difficult to decypher. Overall this is a very good + lightly used example. A superb display. Stock code S20587.