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German Gas Sheet / Gasplane by FAB
This gas cape was issued to every soldier as protection against gas attack, it was originally carried on the front of the leather y straps using the 2 rear loops for quick access but quickly the soldiers realised it was in the way and was seen then usually wrapped around the gas mask tin using 2 leather utility straps .
It was issued as part of the gas mask and they were not allowed to be apart from each other.
The cape is a anti yperite gas cape which was designed to protect the wearer from the effects of yperite gas which was a heavy gas which would lay on the ground surface.
The cape was designed as a one time use and was to be thrown away after its use.
Made from a special paper with fibre strands running inside to make it stronger, It has the correct paper label which shows the date of manufacture and the level of exposure to gas. The cape has 2 sting loops on one side which was used to tie around the Soldiers neck to form an improvised cape
Size Folded 15 x 22 Cms
Size Open 150 x 110 Cms
Fabrik Adler Berg (FAB) manufacture a range of clothing and equipment for the German WW2 re-enactor which will see the user through many years of service on and off the re-enactment battlefield.
The design and manufacture of FAB clothing and equipment was based on original items giving the wearer an accurate portrayal of the era at a great value for money price point.