A-2 jacket fit

Discussion in 'General Flight Jacket Discussion' started by Pilot, Jun 30, 2018.

  1. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    BE5EA707-F0F5-4AB7-B3AD-324292A61A8C.jpeg Happy to see that even WW2 heroes have the same “ fit” like me...
    Borrowed this photo from the thread with the Mephis- Bell crew photo.
    Love it...
    All my jackets fit like this...by all means...belly tank, winglets ( sleeves) back, and all others...
    Thx for sharing, its a real moral booster for me..
     
  2. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Do think the flight clothing worn underneath might accentuate the belly?
     
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  3. Pilot

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    Trying to avoid this kind of ( underneath) flight clothing by all means...But still ...the belly tank is a burden..
     
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    Pilot. Love to see some pics of that BK RW on ya.
     
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  5. Pilot

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    Will do, give mea few days to be again with my photo-shopper
     
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  6. Art

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    Accentuate yes but the bellys still there ...nice one
     
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  7. Thomas Koehle

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    A guy without a belly is not in balance and will stumble over ...
     
  8. Dr H

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    Me all over... no, wait...I have shorter arms...:(
     
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  9. Pilot

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    “A belly is like a compressor...search for the hammer”....sorry moderator...
    BK fit pics will follow as soon as arrived in Saigon ( few hours).
    Thx for all the compassion for the “ belly tank “
     
  10. Pilot

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    Belly tanks help for smoother landings, without damaging the structure...
     
  11. Skip

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    Yeah us stovepipe shapes always nose up and flip when we come in without wheels ;)

    looking all the same would be a tad monotonous, and without character. Variety is a good thing for the world...
     
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  12. Smithy

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    Never truer words spoken!
     
  13. Pilot

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    Greetings from Saigon
     
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  14. Pilot

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    Will try to get better ones ( photos)
     
  16. Flightengineer

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    Pilot, this fine jacket which can be worn only in a hotel in Vietnam in the summer.
     
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  17. Pilot

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    Will try to walk the BK arround in Saigon in the next few days...if not heavily raining.
     
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  18. Pilot

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    05357D20-71D4-4D47-A8A5-6E6247D79420.jpeg Refueling the belly tank ( mine not the bird in the back)
     
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  19. Pilot

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    0D7F840C-40D3-4F3A-A6B8-967E1310DB86.jpeg EC23EE65-F0B9-4159-A7F8-9A36CEF82D94.jpeg
    The BK on R&R in the room for a few hours, after the long haul trip and the multiple A2A refuelings.
    and always Horsehide ...!!!
     
  20. B-Man2

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    Pilot
    Nice touch!!
    The jacket looks great on you despite the 90 degree Southeast Asia temperature. Where are you headed next?
     

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