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THE FLIEGERKOMBI, OR COMBINATION FLIGHTSUIT


Initial German military flight suit design took place during the late Reichswehr period, being developed and first issued (based on the official model numbers) during the 1933-1934 time frame, at least a full year prior to the formal institution of the Luftwaffe on 26 February, 1935. All flight suits during this period were of the Fliegerkombi (step-in combination suit) pattern, and set basic manufacturing design standards for all future combination suits.

It is significant to note that, as documented by comtemporary photography, these garments predated the Luftwaffe by an undetermined but possibly considerable time, likely being developed for the Fliegerschaft (flying) personnel of the Deutscher Luftsportverband (DLV) subsequent to its institution on 25 March, 1933.


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