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Original Contract A-2s
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USAAF W535ac-16160 Type A-2

W535 AC-16160

Pattern taken from original 1940 jacket in our archives

Stand Collar

Talon Zipper

Unique Label

“Aero” Pocket Corners

Sculptured Pocket Flap

Unique Rust Cotton Lining

Wool Knit

 

This jacket replicates the fourth of the seven contracts received by Aero Leather of Beacon NY  recorded on 1-Nov-40 for 4,500 Type A-2 jackets

This contract represents an interesting transition between the complex 1938 Aero A-2 and the much more common 1942 jacket. Gone is the complicated zip arrangement and extra top stitching unique to the 1938 Aero, but the jacket still retains its high collar stand and offset collar. Our jacket replicates every detail including a perfect replica of the original zipper, a Japanese made period style Talon alloy zipper on herringbone cotton tape, which is fitted as standard, and, most importantly, the unique rust cotton lining, exclusive to this contract.

The W535 AC-16160 retains most of the features of the 40-3785-P but is the first contract using the legendary “Square” pocket. Although both contracts lost a little of the body taper associated with the 1938 jacket, both 1940s jackets have the slim shoulder and sleeve. This makes the W535 AC-16160 neater fitting than the 1942 contract though not as neat as the 1938.