RAF Irvin Flying Jacket – Wired
A rare British WW2 RAF Electrically Wired Thermally Insulated Flying Suit, Jacket. Classic early wired example with single panel fronts and just one centre seam on the back of the jacket. Fitted with an integral wiring loom within leather channels sewn along each sleeve and across the lower back to enable the use heated gloves. A short umbilical cord connected the jacket to matching trousers via a 2-pin socket. Another umbilical connected the wearer to the aircraft via a larger alloy 3-pin plug. The leather is in good overall condition retaining much of the original chromed finish and flexibility. The surface feels a little fat, it was greased at some point which is perfect, the jacket appears is good worn condition. All seams appear good and tight. The wiring loom is still in place (most wired jackets have had the wiring stripped out) and has both 2-pin plugs and RAE ‘posts’ in place. The jacket retains original zips, left arm zip plate is gone. The elastic collar strap is present. Makers label is also present. Overall this is a good example.
Very rare wired Irvin jacket.
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