A couple of weeks ago I found myself in the city of Florence for work and, walking on the street one day, I came across an exhibition to commemorate the 95th anniversary of the Italian Air Force, known since inception and until 1946 a as the Regia Aeronautica Italiana. The exhibition was a mix of, mostly, copies of historic photographs and text, some videos as well as some historical objects and model airplanes. The historical photographs and text really caught my attention. Very interesting collection of photographs tracing the history of the service from its early days, their speed record attempts at the Schneider Trophy in the 1920s, second world war, post-war rebuilding of the service (with mostly US hardware) and into the present times. While there many excellent photos, this particular one caught my attention: It depicts the crew of an Italian medium-bomber during operations in the second world war. The picture is very reminiscent of similar images of axis and allied bomber crews during the same period, i.e. black & white, a mix of leather and fabric flight gear, kind of similar-looking oxygen mask and the same intense look of total concentration during the mission. My picture is a picture of picture and taken with a phone's camera, so apologies for the low quality... As for the jacket worn by the crew, it is heavy duty fabric flight jacket with a mutton fur collar. There was an original jacket of the same type behind a glass case and the text accompanying the exhibit remarked that it was the Regia Aeronautica's standard issue flight jacket. It did look heavy and warm, and I wondered what they would have used in summer, particularly at low altitudes, as it gets pretty warm in Italy. I could not see pictures of any other jackets in the WW2 set of pictures in the exhibition. I tried taking a picture of the original but the reflection from the lighting on the glass case was such that I could not get a decent picture of the jacket, but I found this on the WW-web: Same jacket and, as can be seen, it is part of a flight uniform, with matching trousers. This is pretty much the same as was behind the glass case at the exhibition. A detail of the jacket: If anything, the jacket is fashioned in the same style as the B-10, B-15 style of flight jacket, - fabric, short torso length, fur collar. It gave the impression of being a heavier jacket than the B-10.