Tuesday 25 June 2019

Pilot uniforms and equipment - IJAAF

Below is an IJAAF winter pilot's one-piece uniform recently on-sale on the Japanese ebay. Not much is known about Army pilot uniforms; this is probably a 1941 issued uniform. Unlike the Navy uniform featured in the previous posting, I'm not 100% sure this is an original, not a replica, uniform. Most probably is original and it seems the previous owner used wore to paint his house. Unless! this is aircraft paint!


And this a photo from the Arawasi collection featuring Army fighter pilots, wearing the above uniform, during training; probably in Akeno.

1 comment:

D. Chouinard said...

It would be very interesting if the spots were aircraft paint! Many useful details in this post as well as the previous one.