Can you date and identify this A2?

Discussion in 'Vintage' started by Meteor Bob, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. Meteor Bob

    Meteor Bob New Member

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    Came across this A2 yesterday and I am a bit puzzled by its origin. It is a very soft leather, most likely goatskin. The zipper is a chunky Scovill probably from a different jacket. The lining has been changed and so have the knits. Never saw such a high collar and shape of pockets. It seems to be a 40 short. Fairly short but more of a boxy build. Can you help from the pics to identify this jacket? Is is a maybe a 50s civilian version ? Thanks for your help.
     

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  2. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    80s-90s w&g, [used rayon liners and goat] avirex?
     
  3. Meteor Bob

    Meteor Bob New Member

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    Seen loads of type A-2s from the 80s and 90s but it seems to be a bit older than that. But then again I may be wrong...
     
  4. Technonut2112

    Technonut2112 Well-Known Member

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    What kind of zipper does it have? IMO, it looks like a Protech brand A-2.
     
  5. Meteor Bob

    Meteor Bob New Member

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    It is a very chunky Scovill zipper, I accidentally deleted the photo. What would be rough date?
     
  6. Meteor Bob

    Meteor Bob New Member

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    Oné like this. It was replaced in the past
     

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  7. Technonut2112

    Technonut2112 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, I was looking at the pics, and didn't notice you had already posted the zipper type. If I had to guess, mid-late 80's.. The pocket flap scallops, and other details varied over the years, but here is a pic of a Protech from around 1987:

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  8. Meteor Bob

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    Well spotted! I just googled it and looks like it is a Protech mid 80s. Cheers !
     
  9. Technonut2112

    Technonut2112 Well-Known Member

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    I particularly like some of the Protech A-2's. I was able to date the pic I posted since I had a new one just like it purchased in 1987 with the same pocket flap scallops. Protech switched designs on them often over the years from what I've seen.

    EDIT: Damn.. It just dawned on me how long ago that was....I was only 24 years old. :eek: I owned my first flight jacket (1950's G-1) when I was 13 years old.. Where have the years gone? :(
     
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  10. Silver Surfer

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    ahhhhh, yes, i forgot about protech. that seems right.
     
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