And thats just fine IMO. All valid suggestions fuels an animated debate on a forum and brings out pics, more suggestions, opinions and those-in-the-know (not me). Basically what makes up an interesting, balanced debate on a forum IMO
09-17-2013 10:47 AM
The ypothesis about its use by crews generating smokescreen on shipwrecks and near the coastal battery bunkers? Opinion about value? (I must to respond to an offer)...
You are interested in buying this suit and want an estimated value so you can make an offer, am I correct? It might be difficult to get a proper value on an item that doesn't show up in the marketplace too often.
It's only worth what someone is willing to pay.
Now THAT would be someting!!
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Im not saying it is, but what if it indeed was a suit for fueling the 163 with the higly dangerous C-Stoff hydrazine/T-Stoff oxydizer fuel.
I remember reading that this did require special protective suits due to the highly toxic/corrosive/dangerous nature of the rocket fuel.
Cant be many of those suits left.
It looks to me like " Heavy Weight Chemical warfare suit " or should I say there is a line drawing of the same suit in "Uniforms & Traditions of the German Army 1933-1945"+Volume III+ pg176 There is not much information on it just that it was issued to "selected units , for special purposes"
Last edited by CBH; 09-18-2013 at 01:12 AM.
I'd say you've got it! The description of the schwere Gasbekleidung in Schlicht/Angolia's work matches... and now have a look here:
(slightly bigger image: Bilderarchiv 1933-1945 )
Clearly the same type of suit!
Thank yoiu very much guys, thank you to HPL200B that found this images. Excellent team and interesting thread!
Very interesting and rare find.
Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377