D1 PARKA - any info ?

Geeboo

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I read in a webpage about Parka that have mentioned a type of Parka named D1:
1)Parka, Air Force D-1
Adopted 1940
Leather, sheepskin lined, waist length
2)Parka, Air Force D-1
Adopted 1944
OD poplin, waist length
3)Liner, Parka, Air Force D-1
Alpaca liner for above, held by snaps

As it is a page about Parka & specially name it as Parka & 1 version is made of poplin, I don't think it is the sheep skin D1 leather jacket, google cannot even produce a photo.
Anyone has photos or info about it ?
Tks
 

Carl

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And the removable liner
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I think Aeroleather Beacon were the only manufacturer (?) As like the Type B7 parka .
I can find no contract details for these unfortunately .
 

Geeboo

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carl - very nice condition D2 liner !
can you post an inside-out shot of the shell showing the wool pocket joining together ?
 
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Carl

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The liner attaches to the shell using the press studs which you can see in the photo Geeboo :)
 

Geeboo

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Surely does.
1stly, to reproduce a D-2 it use a lot of cloth as the shell is double layered
2ndly, there are a lot of details to cater which may not be eye-catching by 1st glance
Tks
 

Carl

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Surely does.
1stly, to reproduce a D-2 it use a lot of cloth as the shell is double layered
2ndly, there are a lot of details to cater which may not be eye-catching by 1st glance
Tks
Yes there are a lot of subtle details in it !! But its a very warm garment indeed
 
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