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1938 Sommerfliegerkombi - Quick Release - Interior View


Note that the ends of the lanyard are knotted, frustrating the intended purpose of the device.  Every flightsuit that has ever come to the attention of the author has had the lanyard tied off in this manner.  It is unknown whether this was done during the war, or subsequently by exasperated collectors who accidentally pulled their flightsuit apart.  From first hand experience it takes approximately 30 minutes to relace the aperture.


                               

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