The surplus German flak jacket is a versatile piece of protective clothing and each is, as noted, an authentic German military surplus item. These flak jackets were originally designed for and used by members of the German heer, or army, which is one of the five service branches that makes up the Bundeswehr, or unified armed forces of Germany. Though each flak jacket appears to have been previously issued, they remain in good condition and ready to continue service. As they have been issued, some of the flak jackets show some minor signs of wear and tear. No matter what reason you have for purchasing the surplus German flak jacket, it is sure to please.
Now that the boring drivel is out of the way, we can have some fun. Are you ready for some instruction in German? Of course you are. Have you ever heard the word fliegerabwehrkanone? Probably not, but I’m willing to bet you’ve heard of a flak jacket. The word flak comes from the word fliegerabwehrkanone, German for “anti-aircraft gun.” The term flak jacket essentially means, “anti-aircraft gun jacket,” and was so named due to its usage by the British Royal Air Force in World War II to protect its pilots from shrapnel and other debris that was resultant from the highly explosive artillery shells fired by German anti-aircraft guns.
The surplus German flak jacket is, as noted, a flak jacket that originally saw use with the Bundeswehr. Constructed from Kevlar® paneling contained in a nylon cloth carrier, the flak jacket is designed to offer protection from shrapnel, fragmentation, debris and other indirect projectiles to the chest, back, sides and shoulders. The easy-to-wear vest features Velcro® closures that are located on the left shoulder and both hips. Additionally, there is a large, expandable front pocket and rings located on both the front and back of the jacket for carrying additional gear. Not satisfied with the level of protection offered? The surplus German flak jacket includes a zippered closure for the insertion and removal of Kevlar® paneling and other plates.
The nylon carrier, like many of our popular German military items, features the Flecktarn camouflage pattern. Flecktarn is a multicolor disruptive camouflage pattern, generally utilizing three or more colors. This particular pattern was designed for use in temperate woodland terrains, though by varying the colors, it is adaptable to other backdrops.
So what is the surplus German flak jacket good for? Well, it has been years since I was involved in any type of paintball skirmish, and though it was a great deal of fun, the feeling of being shot was less than enjoyable. Having a surplus German flak jacket surely would have made the experience more enjoyable while also helping to conceal myself in the woods.
The surplus German flak jacket is a great choice for:
- Paintball and airsoft
- Much more…
Grab your surplus German flak jacket.