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"New Luftwaffe Overall" from Tactical and Technical Trends

The following U.S. intelligence report describing a new Luftwaffe uniform overall originally appeared in Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 20, March 11, 1943.

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It has been reported in the German press that the Luftwaffe has adopted a new uniform overall for high-altitude and cold-weather operations. Its weight is about 9 pounds and it will replace the electrically heated overall weighing 55 pounds, heretofore standard equipment. It is modelled on native Lapland winter clothing. Tests by air squadrons operating from Norway are said to have proven its value in facilitating the wearer's movements and in saving about 220 pounds weight on bombers.


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