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Type A-2: Good Wear Acme Leather 42-18775-P
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Type A-2: Aero Leather 42-18775-P

Good Wear 21996 Type A-2 Jacket » Seal Horsehide Aero Leather 18775

Aero Leather Clothing Co. of Beacon, NY made a good number of contracts for the Army Air Corps and Forces. The very last A-2 contract they made was number 42-18775-P. Most of the jackets from this contract show features of earlier Aeros, like square pockets, a mustard lining, brown or green thread, but unlike the two earlier wartime contracts (W535-AC-21996 and 42-15142), jackets of this contract are usually made with pigment finish horsehide and brown knits. Some jackets of this contract were made with darker horsehide and red knits, which are very common features of the two earlier wartime contracts, and hallmarks of historic Aero A-2s.

We have been extended the use of the name Aero by Aero Leathers of Scotland, via a license agreement, and we thank them. We had previously used the name Acme for the company in this contract.

Some interesting details of this contract, which are different from most of the jackets of earlier contracts, are that some jackets were made with rounded corners in the collar points, and rounded pocket body corners. These two details are not common on earlier Aero contracts.

We offer brown knits, along with the more famous Aero red knits. Both brown and green thread are also available on any 42-18775-P model.

Details of this contract:
  • russet or seal horsehide/cowhide
  • easy fitting torso and shoulders
  • mustard lining and brown or OD green thread color
  • large ring snaps
  • mid-brown knits, or Aero red knits
  • bell Talon zippers, and Conmar zippers
This pattern is a classic and common A-2 seen in all theaters of WWII. It just looks great.

»  Click here for photographs of a size 46 Aero Leather 42-18775-P A-2 made with russet brown pigment horsehide.

Available sizes: 36 – 48 only.

A-2 Aero Leather jacket: horsehide $1,549.00 USD
A-2 Aero Leather jacket: cowhide $1,449.00 USD
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