New Aero B-10

Discussion in 'Repros' started by Tommy, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully this works:

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  2. Pilot

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    Just saw this one...
    How old is this Aero B-10 repro?...nice jacket though...looks very well made....sure it is...
    https://www.ebay.de/itm/Aero-Leathe...430513?hash=item2aa2c4c371:g:nhIAAOSwoFVafCkh
     
  3. Obscurator

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  4. Ken at Aero Leather

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  5. ButteMT61

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    @Ken at Aero Leather - the green shell you guys use is very green compared to most I see. I know ZERO about this jacket, so I'm wondering what the story is on the shell colors for B-10's in general?
    Also, that jacket above is lovely, is it pretty much the design we're talking about here on the new ones?

    Cheers
     
  6. Ken at Aero Leather

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    What can I add.............................There are plenty of pics showing B-10s in darkish green very similar to the ones Aero offer at the moment, quite a few on this thread, I've seen originals in a lot of different shade s of green.

    I do think there is a school of thought on VLJ that, if it’s not the very pale shade used by ELC/McCoy/ BR et alia, then it “can’t be correct”

    Every WW2 era pic posted of a dark green B-10 on this thread has been accused of having being “photo enhanced“…
     
  7. Skyhawk

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    I think that is one of the new ones. But I am just guessing based on the color and look of newness. If so, the seller is probably a member here because they were offered to this forum recently, one in each size.

    There are plenty of surviving originals . Some of the Darker ones should exist unless they have all faded to a lighter color by now. I imagine there was a range of green used depending on the manufacturer. As an example, look at the different shades of brown used for the 1930's-1940's A-2 jackets.

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    Jay
     
  8. Ken at Aero Leather

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    Yes, the pic at the start of the thread is the size 40" from this short run
     
  9. Cocker

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    Ken, what about the eBay one ? Is it one of the new run ?

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  10. Obscurator

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    I see the Aero B10 on eBay, to which I posted a link, didn't get any bids when it closed Saturday evening. However, it's relisted with one bid.

    It's a very handsome jacket, and I was sorely tempted. Unfortunately, I don't think I could slide a second B10 within 4 weeks past "her indoors".

    I'd definitely be interested in one of these if they come available from Aero, however. I think the darker green would make for a jacket less prone to showing the stains, canteen medals and other blots, for which I seem to provide a magnetic attraction.
     
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  11. Pilot

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    I love the “ canteen medals.....” very well phrased !
     
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  12. Tommy

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    It's not, because I've taken the 42. Plus if you read the listing, its from a few years back.

    Had some correspondence from Aero this morning, so it's progressing (after them having to wait for me to stop being so indecisive and also having been a bit out of it with influenza)!
     
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  13. Cocker

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    I briefly talked with Ken by email last week-end, seems the shoulder roundel has arrived and my B-10 is scheduled to arrive mid-april. Can't wait!
     
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  14. MeachamLake

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    Sadly I had to cancel my order for the pre-production B-10 - it was money that reluctantly had to go towards the costs of a new car.

    I will definitely order one when they become available later this year though, and I'm excited to see what everyone's look like!
     
  15. Cocker

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    So the insurance didn't cover for the loss??
     
  16. MeachamLake

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    The insurance did cover the cost, but because nobody "caused" the accident - i.e. there's nobody else to recover costs from - the insurance company deem it to be your fault, so you have to pay your excess anyway! Plus I had to pay a cancellation fee for the insurance...swines!

    Not to worry though, everything else is going smoothly and we are going to pick up a new car on Thursday. Building work progressing well too!
     
  17. Cocker

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    This is totally disgusting... It's good to see you're taking it on the bright side, though. Not sure I could do the same!
     
  18. Obscurator

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    I see the Aero B10 (size 42) sold yesterday on eBay for what struck me as being a very reasonable amount. I reckon someone's got a very nice jacket.

    I really must work on a method of smuggling acquisitions into the household, past a pair of beady (female) eyes.
     
  19. MeachamLake

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    Did anybody get their B-10 yet? Eager to see what they look like! Looking forward to placing an order for one later in the year...
     
  20. Cocker

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    Patiently waiting! :cool:
     

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