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    AN 6552 or what

    Well , I have just been reading some old threads on another forum and a very respected member stated that Gordon and Ferguson had 2 contracts for AN-J-3 . These contracts were 1944-N288S 24333 and 1945-N288S 32277. There is also a link to the 1945 contract...
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    AN 6552 or what

    Its in much better condition than I expected ---- the leather is in excellent condition. The zipper appears to have been replaced with a one that is a little short and the puller has been replaced . Overall I'm very happy with it . Its a little too small to wear but a nice addition to my other...
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    AN 6552 or what

    Hi everyone Well the jacket arrived today and I’d like any of you experts to help confirm that it is indeed an AN 6552. The contract number suggests it is but I’ve noticed that the stitching for the hanger is through the neckline and on other B and T’s the stitching is below the collar joint . I...
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    AN 6552 or what

    Hi Everyone, I very much appreciate the help. Just out of curiosity , I read somewhere that there was an order of 200 An6552's requested for the 23rd fighter group by Chenannault after the AVG disbanded. Don't know if this is fact but I did read it somewhere.
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    AN 6552 or what

    Hi everyone , Just been browsing Ebay.com and I stumbled across this flight jacket for sale. The seller has offered me it at a very good price and I would be interested if it turned out to be what it possibly could be. eBay item number: 203025858851 Vintage WWII USN M-422a G-1 Flight Jacket S...
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    Star Sportswear 55J14

    Well the jacket arrived today and its better than expected . The goatskin is the heaviest that ive come across and a really deep seal brown . Much heavier than my L W Foster and possibly my Monarch . The blackened conmar zip works perfectly and the knits are free from holes and appear to be the...
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    Star Sportswear 55J14

    The thought had already crossed my mind . if for some reason i don't like it i'll pm you . I also have a nice L W foster in my collection with what i believe to be an original vf-41 squadron patch on it and also a Monarch which is now at Aero Leathers awaiting some repairs.
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    Star Sportswear 55J14

    LoL small world I was watching it over the weekend and i must admit i was sweating when it came to the last few seconds. Fingers crossed its as nice as it looks.
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    Star Sportswear 55J14

    Hello everyone I've just purchased this hopefully rather nice Star 55J14 from a well known auction site . The seller assures me that it is in very good condition although the mouton fur has been replaced. I know these were produced from 47 up until 51 ish however is it possible to get the exact...
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    Monarch G1

    Hi thanks for your reply --- I feel that it may have been a stupid question but with so many knowledgeable folks on here i thought maybe , just maybe someone would know . ---- Its Basically been a square patch about 40mm by 40mm on the rh upper chest . I thought possibly a ranking or insignia...
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    Monarch G1

    Hi everyone I have just come into possession of a monarch G1 flight jacket in need of a little restoration. It requires the usual cuffs and maybe the collar at a later date. The leather is quite thick —- much thicker than my l w foster. Anyhow I really love this jacket but one thing I have...
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    What is this jacket?

    I agree . I have no intentions of buying it but i did find it rather amusing with regards the patches and the placement of them.
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    What is this jacket?

    Hi everyone Been browsing ebay and came across this item https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vietnam-aviator-jacket-G1-USN/233172755486?hash=item364a2de41e:g:zgsAAOSwiahckTt4 Its got me thinking thats its possibly an M422a but by who ni don't know but whats more intriguing is the fact that the name...
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    A2 flight jacket. Who made it

    hi Just noticed an A2 on eBay uk. The interior is not in the best shape but the leather is. Makers label is missing so any thoughts on who this could be Item no 263561228102 Regards
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    AERO BRONCO SIZING

    Thanks for your advice Sloan --- i appreciate it . Holly did advise on a size 42 and judging by the measurements giving earlier in this post she's probably right. Just laughing to myself as since joining this forum what started as an interest is becoming an obsession --- I'm going to have to...
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    AERO BRONCO SIZING

    Hi Yes , Fanch is right when he says that the Bronco has been updated to be more accurate . Hes also correct in saying i could go with good year ---- the wait would'nt bother me but i refuse to line someone elses pocket by paying hundreds of pounds in import tax and handling fees. I believe they...
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    AERO BRONCO SIZING

    Hi Thank you for that information , very helpful. Can i assume that you are about a 40" chest relaxed. May i ask what leather and colour option you decided upon? regards Richie
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    AERO BRONCO SIZING

    Hello everyone I have placed an order with Aero leathers for a Bronco A2 , the problem is i'm not sure of whether a size 40" or a 42" will be best for me. I've been corresponding with Holly with regards size and she suggests a size 42". She forwarded me the sizes of a size 40" however they do...
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    Best A-2 patches leather or fabric

    Hello there's a seller on ebayuk that will make painted leather patches for any squadron etc that you wish and they are very hard wearing and no flaking paint. The cost's are very reasonable to. She's called Heather and goes by the user name of tick..tick..tick..tick..boom regards Richie
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    See my B-3's Airing on the Line

    Its not very often you'd get a chance to do that over here in the uk ------ its always pissing it down lol
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