Ace’s A-2 Find

Discussion in 'Vintage' started by Dom, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

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    Big thank you from here too Dom. Some of those small museums are real treasure troves.
     
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  2. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Well-Known Member

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    nice pics and interesting stuff

    thx for sharing those pics
     
  3. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    Great pics! I need to buzz up there one day. Is the display viewable only when there is someone present. I have wanted to set up something similar but just not sure how to keep people's hands off of that stuff.
    Dave
    Olathe, Ks
     
  4. Brent

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    In the photo 9077, back row second from the left, what is that jacket?

    Stony, I was raised in east central Illinois. Great place to grow up.

    Regards,
     
  5. MikeyB-17

    MikeyB-17 Well-Known Member

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    AN-J-4. Interesting mix there, some B-3’s, a couple of B-6’s, and several D-1’s, plus the chap with the AN-J.
     
  6. Dom

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    Hi Dave,
    It’s in the FBO building so it’s open anytime they are...which I think is 8-5, 7 days a week. Let me know if you fly up and we can meet up and have lunch.

    Dom
     
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  7. Kennyz

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    Thanks Dom, this is great!

    Ken
     
  8. Brent

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    Thanks Mikey, that's what I was thinking but couldn't really make out the sleeves very will.

    Regards,
     
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  9. Arthur

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    Another little treasure trove of history tucked away in a little known museum. Thanks very much for posting the photos and info.


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  10. B-Man2

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    I see this A2 has a mouton collar. Possibly a parachute riggers addition. I remember we discussed this jacket in another thread and Ken (Aero) told us that at one time Aero had made a Hybrid A2 jacket with a Mouton collar similar to those that were worn in the China Burma India Campaign.
     
  11. tibor

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    I know about the M-422 in China, but hadn’t heard about the hybrid A-2. Do you have any pics?
     
  12. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    I don’t have any photos but the subject was discussed in another thread in the eBay section. Look at the thread “Is this an Aero A2”?If Ken from Aero reads this I’m sure he’ll weigh in on this discussion. Aero used to make a repro of the rigger modified A2 a few years back. They eventually discontinued the project . That’s all I know about it and that information is in that thread.
     
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  13. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

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    Can't add anything to the history discussion of these in-theatre modified jackets but I do really like the look of them. Be a handy in this neck of the woods too.
     
  14. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    There's at least one pic in a CBI book in ther factory.
    It's bit like a year book in style (Huge Blue Embossed Hard Back, circa late 70s?) so one pic takes a lot of finding
    Next time I'm in the factory I'll try to dig the pic out
     
  15. tibor

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