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Article about: Now...the Tricky part! What the heck is such a suit Worth?

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    Quote by reneblacky View Post
    I'm not so educated but surely rubber wouldn't have been used?
    If its rubber, you'd certainly get more hot, that you bargained for

    The sight would of course be vastly entertaining for the enemy.....

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    You'd appreciate it in cold weather.........
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    I used to work at a museum where we had one suit like this. My boss,a huge collector
    ,told it was a rain suit,used by kriegsmarine and at Coastal fortifications..

  5. #14


    I'm thinking that inka has it right. The hood is shaped,obviously, to allow binocular usage. A suit like this would make sense when having to work in continuously wet conditions such as coastal artillery or Naval use. Leather would only be of limited usefulness and would eventually permeate despite any treatment or coatings.

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    You'd appreciate it in cold weather.........
    You could get a good game of hockey going on the deck of the vessel in that last pic!!

    Imagine the weight all that ice adds to the Vessel!

  7. #16


    Any way I'd be happy with this set-- but I bet it smells to high heaven

  8. #17


    I just thought I'd put the flammenwerfer idea out there....I've seen pics, and I know it's not the best reference, but my flame thrower equipped half track model has figures of operators in full suits with hoods
    As a Ex servicemen with PTSD, I see this quote in a different context

    "Enjoy the war, as the peace will be unbearable"

  9. #18


    Flame and thin rubber,is that a good mix? I would think a flamethrower suit was made of a different material?

  10. #19


    Only to give a contribution to this interesting discussion I say that in other forum somebody tel me that it is a protective clothing used by a crews generating a smokescreen on shipwrecks and near the coastal battery bunkers. What do you think? Do you have some idea about its value?

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    The boss at the museum said they were used for this purpose as well,like on the Tirpitz when it was in its hiding place in a Norwegian Fjord..

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