1982M - for all the MIG-21 drivers out there

Discussion in 'Foreign Flight Jackets' started by Greg Gale, May 4, 2018.

  1. Greg Gale

    Greg Gale Well-Known Member

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    I already shared this on the FL, but I thought you guys would be interested too:

    A friend of mine works at an Air Force base in Hungary. He told me that there's a Major who is looking to sell his old 1982M flying jacket, because they have new regulation jackets now and he cannot wear this one anymore. It was used from the 80s to the 90s. I immediately said YES! I bought it for approx 70 USD, and although it could be a size smaller, I'm really glad I did. These jackets are virtually impossible to come by.

    The fur lining can be removed as well as the fur collar. So it can be worn in 3 combinations: With lining and collar/ with lining without collar/ without lining or collar. It's extremely warm, almost rivals my Irvin in that area! Bi-swing back, very soft fur collar, a bit heavy, though.

    I'm gonna wear this one for flying in colder weathers in order not to abuse my Irvin, A-2 or Ma-1.


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  2. Lorenzol

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    That is quite a find, Greg - an eastern block original flight jacket that's been used for its intended purpose. The jacket looks in very good shape for a vintage item and looks like a very practical piece of outerwear too. Some fit pics are definitely in order! Wear in good health!
    And the Mig-21 drivers' group photo is excellent. Thanks for sharing.

    Ps: if you ever decide to move this one on, please let me know!
     
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  3. Greg Gale

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    Here's a fit pic for you. A bit large and bulky, but at least warm :)

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  5. Greg Gale

    Greg Gale Well-Known Member

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    It's up for sale, PM me if interested.
     
  6. dmar836

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    What size? Measurements?
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  7. Greg Gale

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    Pit to pit: 25.5"
    Shoulder across back: 22"
    Back length from the bottom of the collar: 25"
    Sleeves from shoulder seam: 24"

    I'm just not yet allowed to post new threads in the Buy/Sell section (I joined a month ago only), and I wouldn't like to cross any lines by turning this into a selling thread. So please PM me for more details if you're interested.
     
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  9. Greg Gale

    Greg Gale Well-Known Member

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    Some more pics:

    Check out the checklist pocket on the left sleeve:
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    Bi-swing back:

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    Super cuddly and soft collar (no idea what it's made of):

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    W.A.R.M.

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    Summer collar under the removable fur collar:

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  10. Greg Gale

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    Found another pic that shows it with and without the collar. You basically get 4 jacket in one with all the options (collar/no collar, lining/ no lining)

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  11. dmar836

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    That's too big for me but looks like a great one to pattern! I'd ask to borrow it if your weren't in Hungary I presume?
    Dave
     
  12. Greg Gale

    Greg Gale Well-Known Member

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    FYI: price decreased at "that other place's" Classified section. Man, I wish I had joined a few months earlier so that I could post it here too. :(
    (Moderators, please delete this post if it crosses any lines. Thanks!)
     
  13. Greg Gale

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    The jacket has been sold to a proud new owner, who will hopefully soon reveal himself with some fit pics ;)
     

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