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 sleeves 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 to excellent condition - there is minor staining and fraying in places and a few small holes/repairs but nothing serious at all. All white metal zips are original and in excellent working order. Both the lining and collar are very good. Very minor 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 originally an electrically 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 '+' to excellent lightly used example. A superb display piece. Stock code S23368.