Jacket:

No pockets on chest because a vest was intended to be worn over the jacket.

Tag and Collar:

Stamp:

Barely legible date stamp indicates it was made for the East German Army (NVA; Nationale Volksarmee) in the first quarter of 1988 (1/Y) (source: https://www.onvauc.org/east-german-uniform-date-chart). “1958” is not the year.

Collar has elastic like an MA-1 flight jacket. “k 48” is the size, with the “k” meaning “kurz” ( German word for short). This size is equivalent to a US Medium Short (source: https://www.varusteleka.com/en/page/east-german-size-chart/22445).

Pockets:

Internal pockets are only on the arms. The rank slip is for a Gefreiter (equivalent to a Private First Class, source: http://www.nva-flieger.de/index.php/mil/dv/10-0-005/dienstgrad.html).

Rank Slip Loop:

Rank slip goes on a buttoned fabric loop.

Cuffs:

Also has elastic for insulation like the P59 Denison Smock.

Elbows:

Padded elbows.

Inside:

Inside of jacket as an integrated holster like the TTSkO paratrooper jacket. The fabric loops for foliage on the back are sewn onto fabric reinforcement on the inside.

Opening:

The buttons have been positioned so that the gas flap needs to be buttoned in to fully close the jacket.

Bottom:

Elastic cinch, again for insulation?

Beret:

Grey beret was for field use. “P” marking means this was made in 1986.