Light blue piping and collar tabs stand for Air Forces branch of service. This is parade version of one of the rare Air Forces Engineer branch of service.
Uniform comes with proper shoulder boards for Engineer L ieutenant Colonel of Air Forces, small size. Double embroidered silver collar tabs bars and cuffs insignia are correct for senior officer. Since the uniform is approximately 75 years old it has all traces of wear and sometimes minor moth damage to wool uniforms.
All uniforms were dry cleaned and treated with moth balls having moth balls smell as a result. IMHO it's a fair trade for moth holes :. Historical reference: in 1943 all Soviet Army uniforms with collar mounted insignia were phased out in favor of new ones with shoulder boards (similar to used in Russian Imperial Army up to 1917). Even though the parade uniform was introduced in 1943 this stand-up closed-collar jacket was first widely used during Moscow WW2 Victory Parade on June 24th of 1945.
It was used all the way through 1949 when the M49 opened collar classic Air Forces jacket was introduced. It is my believe that the condition of this item is subjective, so I encourage you to look over each photo for your own condition assessment and when needed, inquire about additional photos or information regarding my item. As with any vintage item, there is expected to be some general signs of use and wear, since there is no mention that an item is New or Mint, you should expect this to be the case.
Additionally, please feel free to contact me regarding any questions or concerns. Included - one parade jacket with insignia and shoulder boards with possible 75 years old wear and possibly some moth bites. Once again the item is approximately 75 years old and have wear and tear damage along with possible minor moth damage to wool items. The item "WW2 M1943 M43 AIR FORCES PARADE SOVIET RUSSIAN PARADE JACKET UNIFORM COLONEL" is in sale since Thursday, September 3, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Russia\Other Russian WWII Orig.The seller is "talexeev" and is located in Ponte Vedra, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.