Original Aero A-2 Contract 18775P

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  1. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

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    Latest purchase. Original Aero Size 46 Contract 18775P from May , 1942. Aero's last contract. 50,000 jackets made. Probably cow. Very sturdy, terrific replacement job on quality Talon repro zipper and excellent knits. This jacket does look familiar.....anyone here once own it? Wonderful roomy size 46. Will post fits pics soon: Oh, NOT for sale. With my luck, its an old Good Wear! Plenty of very old oxidation on the hardware though if its NOT an original. A very sometime wearer to alternate with my other original Aero sometime wearer. Like once a month for each one!

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  2. B-Man2

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    CBI
    Good looking Aero!!
    Would you post some measurements of a wartime Aero size 46.
    Thanks
     
  3. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

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    will do

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  4. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    A redye? Great looking jacket! Wear to lining looks period due to thinning, not just tearing. JC would be sneaky to let that stitch runoff get by QC. A ringer for sure!
    Dave
     
  5. Steve27752

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    That is a very nice jacket.
     
  6. Skip

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    Nice one CBI
     
  7. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Lovely Aero John. It does look familiar but never one of mine! The jacket is actually from the 42-15142P contract from 28th March 1942 which was for 50,000 jackets. What is the fit like for you?
     
  8. CBI

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    Geez, 15142 -of course, I can't read a darn label. will take a some fit pics. I love the fit, its roomy and the sleeves are long on me but if I were issued this jacket........
     
  9. ButteMT61

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    First dibs if you ever... :)
    Great find! Wow.
     
  10. Grant

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    Finding a larger size original A-2 in such good condition is no small feat, well done!
     
  11. johnwayne

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    Nice, very nice indeed!
     
  12. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

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    thanks all!!!
     
  13. B-Man2

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    Measurements:)
     
  14. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

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    Measurements on this one:

    Pit to Pit (measured straight across): 25 inches
    Shoulders (straight across): 19 1/2 inches
    Front (zipper): 22 1/2 inches
    Sleeve (shoulder seam to end of knits - includes knit length): 26 inches
    Back (collar seam to end of knits - includes knit length): 26 inches
     
  15. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61 Well-Known Member

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    Damn. That's sweet.
     
  16. Smithy

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    That really is beautiful, as Dave asked, is it a redye? Love the reddish tones (on my monitor as least) coming through on the high areas of wear.
     
  17. blackrat2

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    Yep seeing those tones also but looking at pocket flaps and inside pocket details all looks same colour and no missed bits
     

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