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Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot Goggles

$1,195.00

Condition: Near Mint

Maker: Nitsche und Günther

Pattern: 2nd

SKU: JW6722 Category: Tags ,

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Product Description: These are incredibly rare near mint condition 2nd Model with Flexible Connection Splitterschutzbrille mit Ultrasin-Gläsern (Splinter protection goggles with Ultrasin lenses). The goggles are comprised of two eyepieces with black bakelite frames and clear lenses. Each side of the frames are triple-slotted top and bottom for ventilation, with an independent flexible nosepiece, metal loops affixed at either end and housing its original Army green elastic headband strap. The strap with a metal buckle for length adjustment. The googles in their black-painted tin of issue, magnetic, embossed with:

Fl.-Splitterschutzbrillen
mit Ultrasin-Gläsern , “A”
Fl. 30550

Tin has and one dent and some minor paint wear but is otherwise it is in excellent condition and complete with the cap. The interior even contains the original, like new, brown paper lining!
These are iconic pilot goggles for German Luftwaffe pilots and finding a set in unissued near mint condition is just incredible.

 

 

Historical Description: Learning from their experiences and defeat in the previous war, Germany would develop new strategies for warfare. The result was a hard hitting, mobile warfare, which relied on speed and coordination. It would later be known as “Blitzkrieg”.  This new style of warfare would require changes to be made from how the Generals conducted operations, down to the individual soldier’s equipment.  As the Third Reich began rearming Germany during the 1930’s, due to the economic situation, much of the equipment and gear the fighting forces initially received would be from the First World War. This necessary reissuing of equipment combined with the revolutionary tactics being developed forced the German military to adapt their gear and equipment to these changes. As the German economy improved and more funding was available to the military, new equipment would be developed to replace the obsolete World War One equipment. The outbreak of World War Two pushed the development and issuing of new equipment to German soldiers to new levels. New designs and manufacturing techniques were developed. As the war progressed and fortunes changed, the German Third Reich was forced to cut production time, while continuing to develop better equipment. These changes to production, combined with newer designs, produced a vast array of equipment variants. Today these variants of equipment show proof of the drastic changes made by the German Military during World War 2.

 

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