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Type A-2: 42-18246-P
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Type A-2: No-Name 42-18246-P

Type A-1 Jacket » Click here for photographs

This jacket is a reproduction of a no-name Type A-2 that's rather uncommon. Details of the jacket are identical to civilian A-2 jackets made by S.H. Knopf of Boston, MA, and that company was a contractor later for the Air Force. This A-2 pattern is sharp, comfortable, and very athletic looking. The shoulders are square and wide, and the torso is a little tighter than others just above the waistband. And the actual height of the waistband is a bit more than most other makers, too.

Note the very interesting manner that Knopf cut the ends of the epaulets and how the pocket flap pieces are the same height, with both pieces folded at the top. All other A-2 makers would cut the lower piece of the epaulet short of the folds, and the back piece of the pocket flap shorter than the front folded piece at the top.

The contract was apparently done only in horsehide, and most seem to have been done in a pigment form of dark russet, much like our pigment veg-tanned horsehide. Originals had a wind flap with a seam in the center on the back piece, which is a means of using smaller pieces for a longer design.

Details of this contract:
  • seal or dark russet horsehide/cowhide
  • torso with large shoulders and a trim lower end
  • comfortable arms
  • large collar profile, but a small collar hole
  • epaulets have both top and bottom pieces folded at ends
  • pocket flap has front and back pieces folded at top
  • Seam in center of wind flap back
  • top stitching very close to edge of folds
  • bare metal nickel snaps
  • collar snaps in body have textured brown paint covering
  • mustard colored lining
  • small AN stamp in lining
  • mid-brown knits
  • bell Talon or Conmar zippers
This jacket would be ideal for those with an athletic build and wide shoulders.

»  Click here for photographs of a size 44 no-name 42-18246-P made with russet Shinki horsehide.

Available sizes: 36 – 48 only.

A-2 42-18246-P jacket: horsehide $1,549.00 USD
A-2 42-18246-P jacket: cowhide $1,449.00 USD
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