'Winterized' Period A-2 with B-10 Collar / Tag / Lining

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  1. Technonut2112

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  2. MikeyB-17

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    That’s interesting, never come across that before. Obviously somebody put a B-10 collar and lining on an A-2. I’ve heard of A-2’s being field modified with mouton collars, but never an alpaca lining. Don’t know if it’s a wartime mod or post-war. Warm, but maybe quite restrictive, I would guess?
     
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  3. Silver Surfer

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    saw it as well. the patches appear to be wwll patches, or soon there after [missions calculated by bombs at the end of the tour], and the hybrid of an aero a-2 [contract?] and b-10, and who knows what else. all of the jacket components appearto be wwll issue. put together war time? post war? anyones guess. all the same, interesting, as original a-2 modifications were done, especially in the eto
     
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    I must admit I find this jacket very appealing! I wonder if Ken would be game to do such modifications on one of his A-2... :D
     
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  6. Technonut2112

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    Man, I keep looking at the eBay listing pics.. INCREDIBLY sweet patina on this jacket. I can see someone who totally coveted their A-2 looking at the newly issued B-10's in some frosty conditions, and CLICK! the light-bulb in the brain comes on. A trip to the base riggers or local tailor with a 'procured' B-10, and when completed, PRESTO! Warmth without needing to shelf the A-2 entirely.. :cool:;) It would have needed a bit of existing room for the lining to work / fit well however..

    If this jacket was even remotely close to fitting me well, provenance be damned! I would be at the bank right now taking out a loan to cover the potential ending cost... This is just one of those jackets that 'looks right' to me. ;)
     
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  7. B-Man2

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    Not trying to steal the thread but it looks like this jacket or jackets like this were the inspiration for a jacket that I think is a great civilian flight jacket. It’s a commercial LL Bean Sherpa . They are goatskin with a shearling linning. They have been out of production for a while but you can still find them on eBay for about $120.00 - 200.00 US.
    Take a look at it and decide for your self.


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  8. asiamiles

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    It's a beauty alright - I've always liked A-2s modified by the addition of a mouton collar - but I wonder how it fits? Oddly the seller doesn't give measurements (the listing also states $70 shipping to HK, which is way over the mark if intended); was the A-2 also a 42?
     
  9. Pilot

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    ;););)Sold two A-11 watches to Hong-Kong...shipping via DHL Internationl Express inssured was 115 Euro for a 400gr/ 800 Euro parcel.;););)
     
  10. asiamiles

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    I have stuff shipped from Japan regularly via FedEx. Much cheaper than DHL. Also the seller states he uses EMS, and the price for shipping an A-2 from Japan to HK would cost less than 30 Euro.
    As I say, he may have used a template from a previous auction and not adjusted the shipping...
     
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  11. Pilot

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    OK, as far as I experienced, its depending on how fast and how you insure it...my shipping from Korea to Hong-Kong took precisely 52 H door to door...( according to the tracking N#).
    I sold an Irvin to Nick here...shipped from France to UK...3 days delivery inssured for 1000 Euro costs 137 Euro...all good...Also, I will never take any risk nor wish the items I buy or sell travel for too long (more than 4 days is too long for me...even with customs...) For me..I am happy to pay for it...if my prospect does not...bad luck...plenty of others are for sure...
    Kind regards...
     
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    Yes, I'm talking about 2~5 day delivery services, not airmail. But actually on that listing it states, "Estimated between Fri. Dec. 14 and Thu. Dec. 20. Please note the delivery estimate is greater than 12 business days."

    Already up to $426. I wonder if the patch is valuable...it's an area I know nothing about.
     
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  13. Pilot

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    OK...as for the patch? surely many experts here who can be of valuable assistance.
    Good luck.
     
  14. MeachamLake

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    1000% one of the coolest jackets I've ever seen.

    If that is a genuine field mod, I guarantee Buzz Ricksons and Real McCoy's are repro-ing the s**t out of that jacket as we speak...! ;)
     
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    Amazing!
     
  16. Technonut2112

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    Hammer came down at $1219.00 USD. Anyone here purchase it?
     
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    Here's an interesting period pic I had in my collection:

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  18. silvio76

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    Interesting mix.:D
     
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  19. Greg Gale

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    That's like putting an 88 gun onto a biplane! :eek:
     
  20. TankBuster

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    Nice original field modified jacket. Fair price for it as well in my opinion.

    J
     
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