There's a couple of interesting threads over at VLJ. One is Aero's Ken Calder talking about how Aero made a huge order of jackets for the Soviets under the 'lend-lease' arrangement during WWII, and that Aero is looking to offer repros of these jackets again; https://www.vintageleatherjackets.o...ero-leather-of-beacon-ny-ever-received.21194/ The other is by Flightengineer, and includes information and photos of the Soviet made later versions of these Aero jackets; https://www.vintageleatherjackets.o...force-vintage-leather-jacket-from-1975.22556/ They're a great pair of threads and worth a read. At my age, I get nostalgic for the Cold War, and these jackets make me think of Russian pilots in Korea, MiG-21 pilots, and test pilots/cosmonauts Yuri Gagarin and Rugby Union hero Vladimir Illyushin (apart from Sturmoviks smashing Nazi tanks of course). VLJ is a bit...'cliquey' with about 5 members, so I'm baffled as to why Aero hasn't given these any coverage here on TFL. Maybe Aero doesn't want to sell them to *you*.