Australian Made V505 A-2 Jacket (1943)

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  1. Technonut2112

    Technonut2112 Active Member

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  2. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    I always wonder why all the jackets I have seen had Zipp zippers. This example does look to be in very well preserved condition.
     
  3. tibor

    tibor Active Member

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    Sized for a wee little fella... stick him in the turret.
     
  4. Silver Surfer

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    i read some years ago that it is believed that those oz a-2s were made of roo hide. apparently, the stuff is naturally soft and supple, and tough as nails.
     
  5. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    I heard that too Vic. It really is a tiny jacket!
     
  6. Andrew

    Andrew Well-Known Member

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    I have one of these. Pretty scarce creatures and mine's also a small size. It's patched to the the 2nd Bomb Sqn 22nd Bomb Group "the Red Raiders" and has the feint remains of the Red Viking head painted on the back.
    I have the feeling it's possibly Goat due to the texture but then who knows, it's not that obvious. It's probably just Cow and I really doubt it was anything more exotic as they wouldn't have seen Kangaroos as a commercial product back then. The leather is actually a little spongy and delicate as evidenced by a tiny tear in the leather around one of the leather collar snaps where it gave way before the stud did.

    The lining is great, just a cotton drill as used on locally made shirts. It does have the standard zip which is seen on everything made here from flying gloves to flying helmets. Nice piece.
     
  7. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    I suspect it is made from cow hide as the pebble finish which is typical of goatskin is quite irregular, with smooth areas which you do not find on goatskin.
     
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