German WWII Luftwaffe M40 Officer Gabardine Fliegerbluse
A very accurate reproduction of German WWII Luftwaffe M40 Officer Gabardine Fliegerbluse in high quality fledblue gabardine to provide the best possible fit. Suit collectors, re-enactor, and film companies.
Shoulder Boards, Collar Tabs and other insignia are also available at an additional cost.
The M40 flyer's blouse or Fliegerbluse was an adaption of the M35 Fliegerbluse, which was itself descended from one of the field blouses worn by German troops during WWI. The 1940 pattern here differed from that adopted in 1935 by the addition of two flapped pockets inside the skirt and a field dressing pocket inside the right side of the jacket. There were also two inside pockets at chest level that closed by means of tabs and buttons. Usually, the Soldbuch was carried in the right pocket and would show clearly through the front of the blouse.
The Fliegerbluse was the day to day uniform of the Luftwaffe. The collar was worn open in the spring and summer months and worn closed in the fall and winter. The white collarless shirt was worn under the blouse, but according to regulation the shirt's neck opening had to be open and folded back to present a "V-neck" appearance as shown at the left. NCOs could wear the Fliegerbluse with the blue-flecked shirt and tie for certain duties. Click here for the Size Chart!