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Tank suit, officer and other ranks, Royal Tank Regiment, universal pattern, 1944 (c)

This heavy cotton protective garment was introduced in July 1943, during World War Two (1939-1945), as a functional item of clothing for men serving in tank units. The tank suit had a detachable hood and strong shoulder straps that could be used to pull an individual out of his tank in an emergency. It was also a highly desirable item as it could be converted into a sleeping bag. This sand-coloured oversuit was also known as a 'pixie suit'.

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NAM. 1980-04-51-1


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