WW2 GERMAN LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPERS SMOCK
Smock is constructed of waterproofed mid-weight cotton/rayon blend material with printed splinter pattern camouflage. Smock features a five button front closure, with one being broken in half, Buttons are original stitching. Smock has a diagonally angled slash pocket to either side of front running from the shoulder seam to mid-breast, Pockets have large, brass/alloy, “Ries”, zippers and stitched down protective flaps. Breast eagle is present and has its’ original stitching. Lay down collar also has the typical period zig-zag reinforcement stitching to reverse. Smock also has a horizontal slash hip pocket to either side of the front with the large brass/alloy “Ries”, zippers and stitched down protective flaps. Reverse tail skirt with six, evenly spaced, “Stocko” snaps to secure tail skirt. Rear right seat with multi-piece flare pistol pocket. Pocket has a diagonally angled extended fabric tab with dual button holes, with corresponding buttons and retaining loop to body of smock, for the pistol grip, and a small vertically cylindrical pocket for the barrel. Left tail skirt has a horizontal loop for additional equipment. Opened vented armpits. Sleeve cuffs have a small vertical slash with dual snap fit adjustment. Interior of cuffs with tan rayon storm cuffs with elastic and dual snap fit adjustment. Unlined interior with tunnel looped adjustment strap at waistband and grey rayon reinforcements to reverse of flare pistol pocket and left tail skirt loop. Interior pocket bags are in tan cotton twill and cover most of the internal breast and lower hip areas. Measurements; inside arm 48 cm, across shoulders 50 cm and waist 60 cm.
This is an outstanding example in fantastic condition and would be hard to better.
||40 x 30 x 20 cm