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Rolen Sportswear 539th Fighter-interceptor Squadron MA-1 Mil-j-8279a

Seikosthlm

Active Member
My first thread on this forum. Mostly have repro leather jackets but want to share this nice Nylon piece that I never wear beacause of the knits that has alot of holes. Not a fan of replacing things so will likely hang in my wardrobe as a museum piece or sold.
Rolen Sportswear 539th Fighter-interceptor Squadron MA-1 Mil-j-8279a
Any fun (or not so fun) facts about this jacket is more than welcome. Thanks for a great forum.
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Dany McDonald

Well-Known Member
Hello and nice MA-1! I have a Rollen B-15D with really large shoulders compared with a Pritzker B-15C in the same size. How is yours?

You know that knits, can be repaired and even reconstructed! You don't have to absolutely replace them and like you I appreciate originals in their juice, when possible.

Dany
 

Seikosthlm

Active Member
Hello and nice MA-1! I have a Rollen B-15D with really large shoulders compared with a Pritzker B-15C in the same size. How is yours?

You know that knits, can be repaired and even reconstructed! You don't have to absolutely replace them and like you I appreciate originals in their juice, when possible.

Dany
The shoulders are definately roomy. I did not consider trying to repair the knits. Very good idea. Will try to find someone in Sweden who can help me with this. Thanks!
 

Dany McDonald

Well-Known Member
The trick is to have a exact match with the thread color so the scar blends with the wool. Electricity may be gone for good but the kit stays original and wearable.

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917_k

Well-Known Member
Yeah, I’d replace them, the originals look pretty rough in your pictures. Shouldn’t hurt the value too much and you’ll have a nice wearable jacket.
 

Seikosthlm

Active Member
Thanks for all the input! The knits are arriving on tuesday. MASH customer support was awesome. The webstores check out did not work but got great help over email. Ordered a bunch of stuff.
 
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