Value Vs price of a WW2 jacket

Discussion in 'General Flight Jacket Discussion' started by Officer Dibley, Sep 5, 2018.

  1. Pilot

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    Maybe another math would be comparing “average” workers/employees salaries...then and now...maybe...
     
  2. B-Man2

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    I can’t address all of the products you mentioned however in the case of many of the weapons you mentioned , Beretta , H&K , Sig, and a few of the non weapon products part of the reason the US Govt contracts with these companies is because all of them agreed to build factories in the USA. For example you have Beretta USA, and Sig USA and so on. That’s part of the agreement for the US military to issue those contracts. They have to have production companies inside the US in case of a War that might cause the destruction of the foreign based headquarters.
     
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  3. Pilot

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    Hi Burt,
    thx. for your input. I do agree partially, but the “US subsidiary” is only for storage, maintenance and “ legal” issues.
    The hardware itself is mostly from abroad...very little subcontracting or manufacturing in the US....
     
  4. Juanito

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    It still seems to me that the simplist and most accurate answer to the question would be finding out what the government pays for new A-2s the are giving to flight personnel as opposed to extracting it out from things that have nothing to do with clothing issued to the armed forces.

    ...that is unless there are other factors at play such as sourcing all goods from America or using the same materials and manufacturing techniques that are either obsolete or unavailable.
     
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  5. Officer Dibley

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    Sigh :confused: "It seems to me...." you are entitled to your opinion :)

    I did state "for shits and giggles". Stop taking it too seriously people ! :D
     
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    Not sure about the others but pretty sure they made Harriers under license in the US
     
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    Well the first line on wiki says it all, you should maybe have taken a look as it answers your questions:

    ‘The Berry Amendment (USC, Title 10, Section 2533a), requires the Department of Defense (DOD) to give preference in procurement to domestically produced, manufactured, or home-grown products, most notably food, clothing, fabrics, and specialty metals.’

    A2s...yes, Bono’s, Turbines, Firearms...no
     
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  8. Pilot

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    Agree...later versions yes...plus they did some conversions/upgrades in the US.
     
  9. Pilot

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    Aware of the BA , but it says ...” preference “ not “ mendatory”... plus not for all the US military buys.
     
  10. silvio76

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    Until now all producers were from USA. Berry amendment requires that all materials used in the jacket must be of American origin. Goat skins used are required to have been born and bred in the U.S., and the leather tanned in the U.S. Before Berry amandment all jackets made by Cooper Sportswear, and the jackets made by Avirex in 1998, were made of goatskin imported from Pakistan.
     
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  11. Pilot

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    Thx.
    For jackets apparently its quite fashionable to have USAF or USAAF jackets sourced from there.
    But so far nobody is really worried as long as the Beretta’s, the Hensold‘s, the Heckler and Koch‘s or the USN Harrier‘s are NOT made( NOT serviced) in Pakistan. :)
     
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  12. Pilot

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    I am lucky... My M9 if in Charlotte NC reads „ Made in Italy“... and its issued ... to me...wow! :)
     
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  13. silvio76

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    I did not know that they are made in Pakistan. They sell it under Beretta brand or they have some other name?
     
  14. Pilot

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    No not yet made in Pakistan...but maybe if it comes to " only the cheapest gets" the "Business ("cheapest" also part of this BA)"... like for jackets...maybe...
     
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  16. Pilot

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    OMG...
     
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