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Great range of flight gear to be seen here.
« on: November 13, 2016, 12:35:30 AM »
A colourized WW2 image....very subtly done. Click on the image to enlarge it.
« Last Edit: November 13, 2016, 12:36:38 AM by Tom E. Gunn »
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Re: Great range of flight gear to be seen here.
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2016, 06:14:25 AM »
Any comments or observations Carl?  ;)
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Re: Great range of flight gear to be seen here.
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2016, 06:40:34 AM »
Shame the guy who "tinted" the pic didnt pick out the "over boots"  in black instead of brown. But thats just me being pedantic!! ;D
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Re: Great range of flight gear to be seen here.
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2016, 06:44:46 AM »
Another observation , they look like A10 gloves the guys on either end are wearing ?

AN 6513 chute harnesses as well , "YELLOW GROUP"  with the "lobster claw" clip on the harness and not on the chute pack .

What else can i find ?? ::)
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Re: Great range of flight gear to be seen here.
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2016, 06:51:22 AM »
Shame the guy who "tinted" the pic didnt pick out the "over boots"  in black instead of brown. But thats just me being pedantic!! ;D

Yes...I noticed that detail too!  :o
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Re: Great range of flight gear to be seen here.
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2016, 07:02:42 AM »
Shame the guy who "tinted" the pic didnt pick out the "over boots"  in black instead of brown. But thats just me being pedantic!! ;D

Yes...I noticed that detail too!  :o

Great minds ehh ?? ;D

Look like a couple of A4 flight suits in there as well with zipped leg pockets . I really enjoy trying to work out what is being worn in this type of piccy !   thanks Ian, for this afternoons puzzle ! ;D
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Re: Great range of flight gear to be seen here.
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2016, 07:12:32 AM »
You're welcome, mi amigo!  So how's the knee?!
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Re: Great range of flight gear to be seen here.
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2016, 08:34:48 AM »
You're welcome, mi amigo!  So how's the knee?!

How's the knee ?? To put it in a stereotypical British manner  "bloody uncomfortable "!!  :(
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Re: Great range of flight gear to be seen here.
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2016, 01:58:51 PM »
It's a great picture.
Illustrates the diversity of the uniforms of a crew (basically anything goes)
All down to personal choice i guess

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Re: Great range of flight gear to be seen here.
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2016, 09:26:56 PM »
Late to the party, but someone has to keep up with Carl :)

Check out the gear on this lead crew.  An image I nabbed off eBay


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Re: Great range of flight gear to be seen here.
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2016, 01:03:20 AM »
Dan , that's an eclectic mix of gear being worn , B10 jackets an A2 , but the interesting thing is the electric heated gear being worn ,I can see an F2 jacket on the guy at the back and a "Blue Bunny"  being worn by a guy at the front .
Did you have a date for the picture ? Or should we try and deduce the date from the information in the image ? The
B17G and   F2 suit 

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Re: Great range of flight gear to be seen here.
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2016, 07:00:46 PM »
I'm assuming mid 44 or later.  It is a real mix of gear from the flying boots, at least one pair of RAF 1940 boots, to the officers caps.

 

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