a coupla months ago a "what is your gotta have a-2" post was started. some guys responded with a desire to have an aero 16160 a-2. i posted that i have an original, and have just dug it out to show-tell. the jacket is a size 42 [actually fits like a 40-42] it is all original, as i received it. this 1940 areo contract is an interesting bridge between the earlier pre war aeros and consequent contracts. it was made with a collar stand, but no top stitching on the waist or cuffs. the 16160 is the first aero contract to use the the large ring snaps. this jacket being an early production, has a '39 talon with the hershey bar puller. also of interest, this contract is the only aero contract to use a brown [like rough wear] liner, instead of the more common mustard color liner. the fit is classic aero, but not quite as blousey as subsequent contracts. if ya see any white spots on the jacket, it is because it had just started to snow when i shot the pix.