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Very good early pair of Luftwaffe single-zip Flying Boots.

 

A very nice matching pair of Luftwaffe flying boots, with single zips, well marked with RB nr. and faintly dated 1941. The double zip boots were phased out at the end of 1940 (for economy to preserve metal for munitions) so these single zip models are early production. Nice also to note they are NOT electrically heated, nor converted. Great Zip brand zips in good, smooth working order, original soles, clean sheepskin linings. One period repair to upper section of right boot which doesn't show. Unmarked but a large size - at least 11 US/10 UK. 

$475 / £345 / €400

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Luftwaffe single-zip Flying Boots

Luftwaffe single-zip Flying Boots

Luftwaffe single-zip Flying Boots

Luftwaffe single-zip Flying Boots

Luftwaffe single-zip Flying Boots

Luftwaffe single-zip Flying Boots

Luftwaffe single-zip Flying Boots

Luftwaffe single-zip Flying Boots

Luftwaffe single-zip Flying Boots

Luftwaffe single-zip Flying Boots

Luftwaffe single-zip Flying Boots

Luftwaffe single-zip Flying Boots

Luftwaffe single-zip Flying Boots

Luftwaffe single-zip Flying Boots

Luftwaffe single-zip Flying Boots

Luftwaffe single-zip Flying Boots

Luftwaffe single-zip Flying Boots

Luftwaffe single-zip Flying Boots

Luftwaffe single-zip Flying Boots

Luftwaffe single-zip Flying Boots

Fantastic Luftwaffe Battle of Britain aircrew chest-parachute and pack complete.

 

An absolutely superb and complete Luftwaffe chest-type parachute, comprising the pack and its original silk canopy, both marked with the same serial number and date of manufacture (December 1937) and date of checking (September 1940). Dates correspond perfectly for use in the Battle of Britain! incredible find! Pack is fitted with correct nickel plated D-ring and short ripcord/release with pins, attaching rings for clipping to harness and bungee cords (some have lost a bit of stretch).  Pack shows some wear externally and label has minor tears but no loss and all markings are perfectly legible. When found, pack had been deployed but has been professionally repacked as seen i last photos showing markings on silk and canopy laid out for inspection. (It goes without saying you can't jump with this - but it IS complete).

$2,750 / £1,990 / €2,320

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Luftwaffe Battle of Britain chest-parachute complete

Luftwaffe Battle of Britain chest-parachute complete

Luftwaffe Battle of Britain chest-parachute complete

Luftwaffe Battle of Britain chest-parachute complete

Luftwaffe Battle of Britain chest-parachute complete

Luftwaffe Battle of Britain chest-parachute complete

Luftwaffe Battle of Britain chest-parachute complete

Luftwaffe Battle of Britain chest-parachute complete

Luftwaffe Battle of Britain chest-parachute complete

Luftwaffe Battle of Britain chest-parachute complete

Luftwaffe Battle of Britain chest-parachute complete

Luftwaffe Battle of Britain chest-parachute complete

Luftwaffe Battle of Britain chest-parachute complete

Luftwaffe Battle of Britain chest-parachute complete

Luftwaffe Battle of Britain chest-parachute complete

Luftwaffe Battle of Britain chest-parachute complete

Luftwaffe Battle of Britain chest-parachute complete

Luftwaffe Battle of Britain chest-parachute complete

RAF silk Goolie chit / Blood chit with celluloid case and lanyard, for USSR flights.

 

Rare RAF issue "Goolie" chit (or Blood chit) issued to pilots and aircrews engaged in combat flights over Soviet territory. Specifically introduced for the "Mission to Moscow"  in 1942, when RAF pilots and technicians were shipped into Russia to instruct and lead Soviet fighter pilots into combat, and provide flight instruction on tactics as well as how to fly the Hurricane aircraft also being shipped in. The chit contains a message, in Russian, promising a reward for the safe return of any lost of injured RAF crewmen. Printed on silk and still contained in its celluloid holder with lanyard attached, this example is in near mint. perfect condition, the celluloid slightly scratched and separated along one edge.

$295 / £215 / €250

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RAF Goolie chit / Blood chit for USSR flights

RAF Goolie chit / Blood chit for USSR flights

RAF Goolie chit / Blood chit for USSR flights

RAF Goolie chit / Blood chit for USSR flights

RAF Goolie chit / Blood chit for USSR flights

RAF Goolie chit / Blood chit for USSR flights

RAF Goolie chit / Blood chit for USSR flights

RAF Goolie chit / Blood chit for USSR flights

Incredible attributed "Yank in the RAF" uniform to George T. Westinghouse.

 

Acquired privately many years ago, this uniform has been tucked away in a collection for a very long time. The name on the tailor's label simply reads "Westinghouse", but a search of RAF officer's names shows only one: that of American George T. Westinghouse, great grandson of the George Westinghouse, well known entrepreneur, inventor and successful businessman. George T.  flew Beaufighters - though I have as yet not been able to determine which squadron or squadrons he served with. The uniform has  lovely padded pilot wings to the front, togeher with his ribbons, and USA tabs to both shoulders, 100% original to the uniform. Obviously much more research is needed. The uniform is in very good condition, all matching (jacket and trousers both with labels to the same tailor). Sidecap has no label but matches the uniform and is in similar great condition. George T. Westinghouse joined the RAF upon the outbreak of WWII and flew for the duration. He met his wife in England in 1941, married her and moved to Seattle in 1946. A really unique and outstanding "Yank in the RAF" uniform with loads of potential for research. 

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Incredible attributed "Yank in the RAF" uniform to George T. Westinghouse.

Incredible attributed "Yank in the RAF" uniform to George T. Westinghouse.

Incredible attributed "Yank in the RAF" uniform to George T. Westinghouse.

Incredible attributed "Yank in the RAF" uniform to George T. Westinghouse.

Incredible attributed "Yank in the RAF" uniform to George T. Westinghouse.

Incredible attributed "Yank in the RAF" uniform to George T. Westinghouse.

Incredible attributed "Yank in the RAF" uniform to George T. Westinghouse.

Incredible attributed "Yank in the RAF" uniform to George T. Westinghouse.

Incredible attributed "Yank in the RAF" uniform to George T. Westinghouse.

Incredible attributed "Yank in the RAF" uniform to George T. Westinghouse.

Incredible attributed "Yank in the RAF" uniform to George T. Westinghouse.

Incredible attributed "Yank in the RAF" uniform to George T. Westinghouse.

Incredible attributed "Yank in the RAF" uniform to George T. Westinghouse.

Incredible attributed "Yank in the RAF" uniform to George T. Westinghouse.

Incredible attributed "Yank in the RAF" uniform to George T. Westinghouse.

Incredible attributed "Yank in the RAF" uniform to George T. Westinghouse.

Incredible attributed "Yank in the RAF" uniform to George T. Westinghouse.

Incredible attributed "Yank in the RAF" uniform to George T. Westinghouse.

Incredible attributed "Yank in the RAF" uniform to George T. Westinghouse.DSCN0792

Incredible attributed "Yank in the RAF" uniform to George T. Westinghouse.DSCN0792

Incredible attributed "Yank in the RAF" uniform to George T. Westinghouse.

Incredible attributed "Yank in the RAF" uniform to George T. Westinghouse.

RCAF tropical/summer khaki uniform jacket to DFC fighter ace.

 

Late war khaki summer/tropical uniform jacket named to James Dean Somerville, fighter ace with 7 conformed kills and one damaged to his credit.  This jacket has one of those classic "find" histories; picked up for a song at a local flea market, the buyer later did the research into the name to discover the history of its owner, "Red" Somerville. Not standard Canada tabs, and a hurriedly sewn on DFC ribbon (awarded in October 1944) - without moving the beautiful  Canadian-made silk pilot wing up to make room - suggest the jacket was needed in a hurry for some kind of occasion and then perhaps stored away until emerging years later. It would not pass muster with anyone enforcing King's Regulations! It is in excellent condition.

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RCAF tropical/summer khaki uniform jacket to DFC fighter ace

RCAF tropical/summer khaki uniform jacket to DFC fighter ace

RCAF tropical/summer khaki uniform jacket to DFC fighter ace

RCAF tropical/summer khaki uniform jacket to DFC fighter ace

RCAF tropical/summer khaki uniform jacket to DFC fighter ace

RCAF tropical/summer khaki uniform jacket to DFC fighter ace

RCAF tropical/summer khaki uniform jacket to DFC fighter ace

RCAF tropical/summer khaki uniform jacket to DFC fighter ace

RCAF tropical/summer khaki uniform jacket to DFC fighter ace

RCAF tropical/summer khaki uniform jacket to DFC fighter ace

RCAF tropical/summer khaki uniform jacket to DFC fighter ace

RCAF tropical/summer khaki uniform jacket to DFC fighter ace

RCAF tropical/summer khaki uniform jacket to DFC fighter ace

RCAF tropical/summer khaki uniform jacket to DFC fighter ace

Royal Navy officer's working dress trousers dated 1944.

 

Absolutely mint condition, unused, unworn and in a great size 10. Dark navy blue trousers which were worn with the officer's working dress blouse, primarily by Fleet Air Arm pilots and aircrews when this Battledress style uniform was finally approved by the "brass" - so that they no longer had to fly in the double-breasted SD uniform (or so-called "reefer" jacket). Great 1944 dated label still attached.  Impossible to upgrade. They are missing 2 small black plastic buttons on the fly (though one is inside the pocket) which may be why these didn't get issued).  Easy to replace. Uniform trousers are extremely difficult to find, and near impossible in this condition.

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Royal Navy officer's working dress trousers dated 1944

Royal Navy officer's working dress trousers dated 1944

Royal Navy officer's working dress trousers dated 1944

Royal Navy officer's working dress trousers dated 1944

Royal Navy officer's working dress trousers dated 1944

Royal Navy officer's working dress trousers dated 1944

Royal Navy officer's working dress trousers dated 1944

Royal Navy officer's working dress trousers dated 1944

Fantastic Find! One of a kind USAAF Martin XB-51 prototype control wheel.

 

A unique, one-of-a-kind find for the serious collector of control wheels and joysticks. This is the control wheel from one of only two Martin XB-51 aircraft built. Designed in 1945, it flew in 1948 and was contender for the attack/bomber role but eventually lost out to the B-52. This control wheel (tagged and labeled) is in fantastic condition, with all wiring (labeled with numbers for connecting). Heavy with all controls functioning (trigger finger controls on both arms,  thumb "toggle" controls on both sides, single thumb button and electrical switch on right hand side).  The XB-51 was also used to testing RATOG system. Photos for aircraft in flight included - this came from one of those! The rarest and most unique control wheel you will ever own - and technically the last AAF aircraft designed in WWII (most probably killed off when the AAF became the USAF). Still has AAF nomenclature on the tag.

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USAAF XB-51 prototype control wheel

USAAF XB-51 prototype control wheel

USAAF XB-51 prototype control wheel

USAAF XB-51 prototype control wheel

USAAF XB-51 prototype control wheel

USAAF XB-51 prototype control wheel

USAAF XB-51 prototype control wheel

USAAF XB-51 prototype control wheel

USAAF XB-51 prototype control wheel

USAAF XB-51 prototype control wheel

USAAF XB-51 prototype control wheel

USAAF XB-51 prototype control wheel

USAAF XB-51 prototype control wheel

USAAF XB-51 prototype control wheel

USAAF XB-51 prototype control wheel

USAAF XB-51 prototype control wheel

USAAF XB-51 prototype control wheel

USAAF XB-51 prototype control wheel

USAAF XB-51 prototype control wheel

USAAF XB-51 prototype control wheel

USAAF XB-51 prototype control wheel

USAAF XB-51 prototype control wheel

USAAF XB-51 prototype control wheel

USAAF XB-51 prototype control wheel

USAAF XB-51 prototype control wheel

USAAF XB-51 prototype control wheel

USAAF XB-51 prototype control wheel

USAAF XB-51 prototype control wheel