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What jacket(s) are you wearing at the moment?

B-Man2

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Wow !!
Norwegian moonshine, never would have guessed that one. Some of the things I learn on this forum are just plain cool.
Tim
Does the government turn a blind eye to producing it, or do they try to crack down and try to deterred it’s manufacture?
 

Smithy

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Wow !!
Norwegian moonshine, never would have guessed that one. Some of the things I learn on this forum are just plain cool.
Tim
Does the government turn a blind eye to producing it, or do they try to crack down and try to deterred it’s manufacture?
Oh no way. It's like the old moonshiners in the States in the old days, they're always trying to stay one step ahead of the fuzz. Because of the high price of booze here, it's always going to fuel a demand for black market hooch.
 

Bombing IP

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When I was working in Muncie Indiana one of the workers there brought back some Moonshine for me .I remember it well it smelled like paint stripper and it was so high in alcohol you could not leave the cork out because it would evaporate . It did not taste that bad ,I drank it neat with ice . I met a guy when I was living in Michigan his name was Hal Foote he came from the Upper Peninsula he lived through the depression and he told me of a guy called Two Pie Tetro who used to make shine in the woods ,he used to age it by stringing up in the trees and let the wind move it around in the barrel . Hi Hooch was the most sought after in the area ,Hal worked as a conductor on the rail roads and used to deliver it to customers in Los Angeles . I always remember him telling me you were never more than ten minutes away from a drink during prohibition .

BIP
 

Pilot

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Agree..Yup had a lot of grey ones supplied by UN and USN....I remember...we spread those on allover Evac flights in C-130 and C-160 on the cargo bay floor to keep the sniper bullits concealed from the refugees and our own “body jeweleries” during takeoff and landings in/out bound Sarajevo ( landings with aid stuff and friends...& people).
 
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Pilot

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Easy...these grey Flak jackets were supplied to all NATO troops for PPE...and in profusion to Airbornes...
We put those on the floor like a carpet layer to avoid sniper fire on our C-130 and C-160 when taking off or on short final in(out)of Sarajevo... One Italian C-160 if I remember correctly did not have a thick enough layer and got up in light and heat in the Cargo Bay with refugees and Medics, plus O2 tanks and other like disinfectants etc.. on board..a great snipers work of the bad guys below.
More details ? Feel free to consult the archives...I still have mine “ tatooed here and there”.
 

B-Man2

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Same cut & materials, the first ones were made in that lovely 1950’s RAF blue/grey colour the same as the mk1 inner flying helmets and flying coveralls. I had one a few years ago but was offered silly money for it.
Dave
Any chance you might still have a photo of that one?
 

Bombing IP

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The MK 3 jackets are really nice always wanted one but could never find one in a size 46" chest ,most are 38 to size 42 .

BIP
 
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