Flight Jacket: Barkhorn
Barkhorn was the second most successful fighter pilot in the German
Luftwaffe during World War II.
He was credited with 301 victories and other than Erich Hartmann, Barkhorn was the only other fighter ace to ever exceed 300 claimed victories
In 1942, he joined the "Jagdverband 44", led by Adolf Galland, and was one of the first to fly the legendary Messerschmitt Me 262- fighter planes.
After WW2, Barkhorn joined the Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces) and was squadron leader of the famous "Ghost Squadron ".
This classic jacket was a favorite among the Luftwaffe and was worn regularly especially at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War in the Condor Legion, as well as later in Africa in 1942.
Crafted Authentic and Historic Design.
Two side pockets with original German "Ritsch" zipper, Two breast pockets with snap fasteners and 1 inner pocket.
Genuinue Blue wadded linen lining.
Inner sleeves made
with elastic storm cuffs.
You do not know your size, here is a table where you can classify your size.
|Your chest circumference in cm||Your recommended size|
|110 - 115 cm||XXL|
|115-120 cm ||XXXL|
|120-125 cm ||XXXXL|
|125-130 cm ||5XL|
|130-135 cm ||6XL|
Over 135 = please contact customer service :-)
It is always a gamble to buy clothes on the internet, but this Barkhorn...
It is always a gamble to buy clothes on the internet, but this Barkhorn Fliegerjacke is a very satisfying experience. It looks just as good as advertised on the web shop. It is true to size and fits like a glove. The quality of the leather and stitchings etcetera is very good and the combination of quality, true size and price makes it an absolute winner.
One little sore word, though. My jacket lacks shoulder bottons, so you can fit on shoulder pieces. These bottons can be seen on the photos in the web shop. Why are they not on my jacket?
Praise also to Noble House for swift expedition of my order. I ordered the jacket thursday evening, it was shipped monday evening, and I received it in Denmark on wednesday morning.
Ulrich M. Frederiksen, Denmark