German three-tone « Normandy » camouflage gas mask canister, « untouched / woodwork find »
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A superb German gas mask canister that has been camouflaged in a three-tone « NORMANDY » spray finish. In overall very nice condition with a good amount of combat wear. The canister shows normal chips, nicks and scrapes nicely all over. The canister retains over 90% of its original spray camouflage finish. All three colors to include tan, green and brick red are sprayed on the canister. The colors remain vibrant and contrasting. The paint has a matte feel and never been touched. The straps are present and original to the canister. This includes both the top and belt carry strap. In the detailed photos below you can see some camouflage paint present on the straps. Of interesting note is the bottom belt strap is also camouflaged. The interior of the can is fully complete, named « Ogefr. Cass » and unit marked via feldpost number. Feldpost numbered on the top of the extra lense cover « 455240 N / Lgpa. Paris ». Handwritten label that is sewn on the strap « L55240 (N) ». Gas mask and canister both numbered with the same number « 46 » on the filter , exterior top and by ink on the strap. A superb and very hard to find camouflage canister that is complete , named and identified. A true time capsule.
Fliegerhorst-Kommandantur A 224/XII,
(23.4.1944-24.11.1944) 31.5.1944 Fliegerhorst-Kommandantur E
(25.11.1944-8.5.1945) 14.12.1944 gestrichen.
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