Another blog about a Hungarian tunic, this time the Air Force officers “front” version.
The 1930M uniform was the standard Air Force officers uniform from 1930 until 1945. The only variations are in material and color. Green for regular use, white for the summer and black as the dress version. Within the green colour also many variations exist. Officers could buy their own tailor made versions with more luxurious materials like gabardine in place of the regular wool version.
Example of a flight officer wearing a tailor made version
This specific version is a coarse wool (poszto) version as was handed out by the Air Force. This variation is called the front version that has brown metal buttons in place of the regular gold coloured buttons and made of poszto.
Example of a front version being worn by an Air Force lieutenant
Unlike on the army tunic the shoulder boards are detachable (which was also the case with the river forces). If the officer was an aviator the pilot wing would be worn on the right breast just above the top pocket.
This tunic like eg the German and English ones were also worn as part of the actual flight gear. Often with a leather coat over the tunic.
Pilots with flight jacket over the tunic (photo from internet)
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